NutraSweet to stop making aspartame, downsize Augusta plant

...temperatures during baking and is deemed suitable as a sugar substitute in baked goods, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.FDA-approved aspartame is used in diet sodas, gum, yogurt and other sugar-free or low-calorie foods...

More than 14 million beat cancer odds with more new treatments available

...quite a transformative change in the way we treat patients with cancer."Just in the past year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved six new therapies for cancer, with five of them molecularly-targeted therapies, in addition...

As Silicon Valley moves into health care, companies find there's no app for dealing with FDA

...can turn America's smartphones into portable medical suites, they must meet the rigorous standards of the Food and Drug Administration, which has long been the gatekeeper to the U.S. health market. It's not hard to find the source of the...

Defense attorney grills former peanut plant manager in trial linked to salmonella outbreak

...said they had traced the outbreak to the Georgia plant. Lightsey, who earlier testified that he had lied to Food and Drug Administration investigators, said Wilkerson willingly helped him find documents requested by the investigators.

Across the region

...he lied to federal investigators to protect the company.Samuel Lightsey testified Thursday that he lied to Food and Drug Administration investigators inspecting the Peanut Corporation of America plant in January 2009.Former company owner Stewart...

FDA: Peanut plant linked to deaths took 5 days to disclose salmonella tests

...inspectors rushing to find the source of a deadly national outbreak, a federal investigator testified Thursday.Food and Drug Administration inspectors arrived at the Peanut Corp. of America plant in rural Blakely on Jan. 9, 2009, after tubs of...

FDA agent: Peanut plant 'not fit' to produce food

...enough to kill bacteria, a federal inspector testified Wednesday.Janet Gray, a food safety inspector for the Food and Drug Administration, was sent to investigate conditions at Peanut Corp. of America's plant in rural Blakely, Ga., after...

Scaphocephaly surgery at Children's Hospital of Georgia reshaped 8-month-old boy's skull

...spring inserted into the suture might not accomplish the same thing.It now does.Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new system of springs first developed in Sweden that can be placed in the sutures to apply the force...

No smoke, but there could be fire: E-cigarettes might not be the answer

...keeping people from smoking, or is this a case of taking one step forward and two steps back?On April 24, the Food and Drug Administration released a plan to regulate the electronic cigarette industry. The reason: With more than 250 brands, all...

Trial for 3 charged in deadly salmonella outbreak from peanuts set to start in south Georgia

...20 years in prison.Lightsey pleaded guilty in May to seven counts. He will be sentenced at a later date.Food and Drug Administration inspectors found bad conditions in the company's plant in Blakely, Ga., including mold, roaches and a...