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Congress approves new health laws

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to support sweeping legislation that will reshape the way the Food and Drug Administration approves new medicines. It...

Speeding up drug approvals

Pressed by industry and patients' groups, the House is nearing approval of a bipartisan bill that would speed federal approval of drugs and medical...

FDA readies new plan to reduce use of salt

Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent...

Calorie warnings will soon get in your face

Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery...

Bill to track prescription drugs moving through House

A House of Representatives panel advanced a bill on Wednesday on how the federal government should track prescription drugs as they move through the...