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For the First Time Ever, 3-D Printed Pill Receives FDA Approval
Health Care

For the First Time Ever, 3-D Printed Pill Receives FDA Approval

Its use case is narrow, but the FDA's stamp of approval could have broader implications for the way we create customized medicine.
Laura Entis
FDA Bans Some Cilantro Imports After Finding Feces and Toilet Paper in Fields
FDA

FDA Bans Some Cilantro Imports After Finding Feces and Toilet Paper in Fields

The polarizing plant has been causing stomach illness outbreaks.
Kate Taylor
FDA Extends Deadlines for Chain Restaurant to Add Calorie Counts to Menus
Regulations

FDA Extends Deadlines for Chain Restaurant to Add Calorie Counts to Menus

There's still confusion on what adding calorie counts will actually mean for many food establishments.
Kate Taylor
Google Digs Deeper Into Mobile Wallets: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Google Digs Deeper Into Mobile Wallets: Your Weekly News Roundup

Google's latest moves in the mobile payment market and Apple's plans to expand across the pond.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
FDA Grants 23andMe Approval to Sell Test for Rare Genetic Condition
Genetic Testing

FDA Grants 23andMe Approval to Sell Test for Rare Genetic Condition

It's a small but definite step towards 23andMe's goal of selling DNA kits again.
Laura Entis
23andMe's Database of Genetic Information Is Going to Make It Lots of Money
Genetics

23andMe's Database of Genetic Information Is Going to Make It Lots of Money

The company just announced a lucrative deal with the biotech firm Genetech, and says many similar deals are in the works.
Laura Entis
U.S. Chain Restaurants Will Be Required to Disclose Calorie Counts on Menus
Regulations

U.S. Chain Restaurants Will Be Required to Disclose Calorie Counts on Menus

Sweeping new rules form the FDA aim to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods.
Why the Lean Startup Model Might Save Your Life
Lean Startups

Why the Lean Startup Model Might Save Your Life

Startup guru Steve Blank is reinventing life-science startups with an innovative program that launched this week.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations
Health

Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations

In an extensive interview with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page explained why regulations are hampering improvements in health care.
Laura Entis
Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms
Regulations

Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms

As the FDA prepares new guidelines, restaurants are cutting back on sodium and salt companies are researching alternatives.
Kate Taylor
FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations
Regulations

FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations

Recent communication from regulators sparked concerns that the government would ban cheese from being made on wooden shelves.
Kate Taylor
When Is Hummus Not Hummus? When Regulators Say So.
FDA

When Is Hummus Not Hummus? When Regulators Say So.

Sabra, the popular hummus producer, is pushing the Food and Drug Administration to set a definition for the dip.
Kate Taylor
Inventions

Would You Sip on Drinkable Sunscreen?

Gross as it may sounds, a cosmetics company claims to have created a drinkable sunscreen that can block the sun.
Kate Taylor
FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
Far Out Tech

FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

The arm allows amputees to perform once impossible tasks, like using a zipper and picking up delicate objects like grapes and eggs.
Laura Entis