February 27th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
9 years ago

Nutrition labels to get makeover for first time in 20 years

Washington (CNN) – The Obama administration is hoping to make healthy eating easier for Americans by announcing a makeover for all nutrition labels on pre-packaged foods.

The Food and Drug Administration’s proposed new rules would be the first upgrade in 20 years and would include changing the serving size and updating the recommended daily guidelines for various nutrients.

The guidelines will be announced on Thursday by first lady Michelle Obama in an event at the White House.


Filed under: FDA • Health care • Michelle Obama • White House
Senate approves bill to improve safety of compounded drugs
November 18th, 2013
03:50 PM ET
9 years ago

Senate approves bill to improve safety of compounded drugs

Washington (CNN) - The Senate Monday approved a bill to give the Food and Drug Administration oversight of large compounding pharmacies to insure they meet the agency's strict safety standards.

The legislation grew out of a deadly outbreak of meningitis last year at the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Filed under: FDA • Senate
November 16th, 2010
02:46 PM ET
12 years ago

Senator: FDA to ban caffeinated alcohol drinks

(CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to ban caffeinated alcohol drinks, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday.

The FDA, which has been reviewing the drinks since last year, declined to comment on the report. Spokeswoman Siobhan Delancey said the matter was still under review.

Filed under: Charles Schumer • FDA