Food and Drug Administration

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City. The New York Police Department is being provided 19,500 kits for officers; the program will begin after officers receive training. The Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kirk Urges Prompt FDA Approval Of Nasal Version Of Narcan

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was pressuring the Food and Drug Administration to quickly approve a nasal spray that can treat heroin overdoses in an emergency.


Court Generic

Former Lyons Cop Gets 5 Years For Extortion

A former Lyons police officer has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, for using his badge to steal contraband cigarettes from dealers he was arresting.


A woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Durbin Seeks Federal Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and others were calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to crack down on what they say are efforts to market electronic cigarettes to children.


Inspectors for the FDA found a major rodent infestation at Chetak Chicago, LLC, a food warehouse in Streamwood. Rodents had gnawed food containers like this sack of rice. Inspectors also found rodent droppings and nests. (Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Feds Seize Food At Streamwood Warehouse

STREAMWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — Federal marshals have seized food products stored in a northwest suburban warehouse that sells products to restaurants, retailers and other businesses in 20 states and Canada. U.S. Marshals served a search […]

CBS Chicago–10/17/2011

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FDA Examining Link Between Food Dyes, Hyperactivity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has begun looking into the possible link between food coloring and hyperactive behavior in children.

CBS 2–03/30/2011

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Yervoy (Associated Press Business Wire Photo)

FDA Approves Skin Cancer Drug Shown To Extend Survival

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first drug shown to extend survival in people with late-stage melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.


Prescription Drugs

FDA Pulls 500 Cold & Allergy Drugs From Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to check your medicine cabinet to see if you have any of more than 500 medicines it is pulling off the market.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011


Patients, Doctors Hope FDA Doesn’t Ban Cancer Drug

Desperate patients and their doctors have been battling a recommendation to revoke approval of the breast cancer drug Avastin, a move the FDA could make before the end of the year.

CBS 2–12/15/2010