American Heart Association

FDA, health groups call for better strategies to test heart drugs in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration and three major health organizations are calling for a shakeup in how drugs are developed and tested in children with heart disease and other conditions.

In a health policy statement issued Thursday, the groups said drug trials must be flexible enough […]

FDA pushes back nutrition label compliance deadline

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New requirements for the nutrition facts label that appears on packaged foods and drinks was delayed Tuesday, allowing food companies more time to implement the changes.

The labels were redesigned to make it easier for consumers to see how many calories and added sugars are in […]

Trump signs spending bill that gives National Institutes of Health a boost

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The National Institutes of Health came out on top once again with an increase in federal funding for the rest of this fiscal year, but the completed spending bill made cuts in initiatives that support prevention.

The bill, signed into law on Friday by President Trump, […]

FDA panel: Serious injuries result when e-cigarette batteries explode

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Many people who have experienced e-cigarette or “vaping” explosions return to smoking traditional cigarettes as a way to cope with the stress of serious injury, according to a speaker at a Food and Drug Administration workshop held Wednesday.

Dr. Felicia Williams, a surgeon at the University […]

AHA supportive of sodium targets

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association has told the Food and Drug Administration that it is supportive of voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry, while recommending modifications that would help more people reduce their sodium intake.

The letter sent Monday applauded the FDA’s efforts to lower […]

Health groups sue FDA for withholding tobacco regulations

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Anti-tobacco groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Food and Drug Administration to force the agency into issuing a final rule for graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleges that the […]

Awareness resulting in reduced sodium in pre-packaged staples

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As awareness of health issues caused by excess sodium grows, so does the number of food giants that have stepped up efforts to lower the sodium content in their food, including many of the nation’s favorite pre-packaged staples.

Instant noodles, frozen pizza, canned vegetables, and boxed […]

New FDA tobacco regulations take effect

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Starting Monday, new rules take effect that extend the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco.

FDA issued the new regulations in May after nearly two years of deliberation.

Under the new rules, manufacturers, importers and distributors […]

FDA rules may be adding law and order to e-cigarettes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Until recently, the sale of e-cigarettes was like the Wild West, with almost no regulations for what ingredients they contained or how old you had to be to buy them.

But new rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are adding some semblance of law […]

La FDA propone metas voluntarias para la reducción de sodio para los fabricantes alimenticios

Por AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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El gobierno federal ha propuesto metas voluntarias nuevas para que restaurantes y fabricantes de alimentos rebajen gradualmente la cantidad de sal en sus productos, una de varias medidas significativas recientes que buscan reducir la cantidad de sodio en los alimentos de Estados Unidos.

El consumo alto […]