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The EPA took the first formal step Wednesday to give the state control of regulations that affect the quality of drinking water for nearly two million ... Read More

Emails show that EPA Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson asked Deborah Swackhamer, an environmental chemist who recently retired from the University of ... Read More

This photo appears in federal EPA documents on the Lammers Barrel Superfund project. It was taken by Don Reed of the Lammers Barrel fire in ... Read More

The FDA wants to focus on getting more low-cost generic drugs on the market faster to help ease the financial burden on Americans, the commissioner ... Read More

TRENTON -- Detested by farmers and held up by President Donald Trump as the hallmark of over-regulation, Environmental Protection Agency rules ... Read More

Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of Midland-based Dow Chemical Co., speaks during a news conference outside the White House ... Read More

The FDA, which reviews and approves medications but doesn't have the power to regulate prices, has released a list of more than 200 drugs it ... Read More

The Clean Water Rule was introduced in 2015 to update a longstanding act passed during the advent of the EPA to clean up heavily polluted federal ... Read More

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris on March 9, and 20 days later, he reversed the EPA's ... Read More

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving to recodify its Waters of the United States rule as it was before 2015 — delighting Republicans ... Read More

Washington, D.C. (KELO AM) - The Enviromental Protection Agency has proposed a pull back of the controversial Waters of the United States ... Read More

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met privately with the CEO of a top chemical company before deciding to drop a ban on a ... Read More

An EPA inspection has inflamed outrage over a manufacturing plant ... She pointed out a recent EPA inspection of Denka says not only residents but ... Read More

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking two new, important steps to increase competition in the market for prescription drugs and facilitate entry of lower-cost alternatives. The agency published a list of off-patent, off-exclusivity branded drugs without approved generics, and also implemented, for the first time, a new policy to expedite the review of generic drug applications where competition is limited. Read More

In late 2012, the United States faced the most serious outbreak associated with contaminated compounded drugs in recent history, involving hundreds of people, in many states, who developed fungal infections related to a compounded product. It was an incident that resulted in dozens of deaths. Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Haegarda, the first C1 Esterase Inhibitor (Human) for subcutaneous (under the skin) administration to prevent Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) attacks in adolescent and adult patients. The subcutaneous route of administration allows for easier at-home self-injection by the patient or caregiver, once proper training is received. Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that on June 15, the U.S. Marshals Service seized food products held at Professional Warehouse and Distribution, Inc., in St. Paul, Minnesota. The food products seized are worth approximately $73,000 and include, among other things, barley flour, spices, pasta, dried beans, tea and cookies. Read More

While the latest numbers from the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey are encouraging, it is critical that we work to ensure this downward trend continues over the long term across all tobacco products. Every day in the U.S., more than 2,500 youth under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette and more than 400 youth become daily cigarette smokers. It is also clear from these most recent numbers that youth are continuing to experiment with, or becoming regular users of, a wide range of other tobacco products. Read More

Today, U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States and Stratus Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Miami, Florida, Sonar Products Inc. of Carlstadt, New Jersey and two of the companies’ officers, Alberto Hoyo and Juan Carlos Billoch. Read More

Last month, I asked my colleagues at the FDA to identify what additional and more forceful steps the FDA can take, on top of the vigorous work the agency is already doing, to address the crisis of opioid addiction. Everyone at the FDA is committed to focusing on all aspects of the epidemic. The new policy steps that we announced included the formation of a steering committee to examine additional regulatory and policy actions that we can take to combat this crisis. This steering committee will place particular emphasis on evaluating efforts we can take to reduce the number of new cases of addiction. Read More

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market. After careful consideration, the agency is seeking removal based on its concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks. This is the first time the agency has taken steps to remove a currently marketed opioid pain medication from sale due to the public health consequences of abuse. Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved an expanded indication for the Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to failure of a previously placed bioprosthetic aortic or mitral valve whose risk of death or severe complications from repeat surgery is high or greater. Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Strattera (atomoxetine) to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in pediatric and adult patients. Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker). This is the first time the agency has approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker rather than the location in the body where the tumor originated Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of subcutaneous Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat adults with giant cell arteritis. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy, specific to this type of vasculitis. Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Kalydeco (ivacaftor) for treating cystic fibrosis. The approval triples the number of rare gene mutations that the drug can now treat, expanding the indication from the treatment of 10 mutations, to 33. The agency based its decision, in part, on the results of laboratory testing, which it used in conjunction with evidence from earlier human clinical trials. The approach provides a pathway for adding additional, rare mutations of the disease, based on laboratory data. Read More

PHILADELPHIA (April 19, 2016) – In preparation for Earth Day on April 22 and in celebration of the spring weather, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today launched its Safer Choice spring cleaning campaign at the Weis Supermarket in Conshohocken, Pa. to encourage consumers to buy home c... Read More

Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., April 18, 2016) - EPA Region 7 has reached a settlement in a civil enforcement action against LHP, LLC, for alleged violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule in connection with renovation work done at one of ... Read More

BALTIMORE (April 18, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $22,000 environmental justice grant to the Parks and People Foundation in Baltimore to help educate residents about safe ways to create urban gardens on vacant properties throughout the city.The funding from EPA’... Read More

Flint residents encouraged to run water in homes and businessesRelease Date: 04/16/2016Contact Information: Flint Public Information Office,, 312-802-3646FLINT, MI – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with the State of Michigan Department of Enviro... Read More

DALLAS – (April 15, 2016) On Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Ron Curry attended the opening of Cedar Valley College’s Environmental Learning Area. The college, part of the Dallas County Community College District, is recognized as a Center of Excellenc... Read More

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 21st annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), today, which presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. The inventory shows a nine percent drop in e... Read More

EPA recovers over $10 million for past costs at the Gilt Edge Mine Superfund site in South DakotaTaxpayers’ bill reduced by $40MContact: Joy Jenkins 303-312-6873; Lisa McClain-Vanderpool 303-312-6077 (Denver, Colo. – April 15, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the ... Read More

For Immediate Release No. 16-OPA011CHICAGO (April 15, 2016) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a unilateral order to Georgia-Pacific, Weyerhaeuser and International Paper which requires the removal of PCB-contaminated sediment and soil from a 1.5-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo R... Read More

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will be recognized as Conservationist of the Year by the National Wildlife Federation at their 80th Anniversary Luncheon. WHAT: Conservationist of the Year Award & Keynote AddressWHEN: Wednesda... Read More

(04/14/16 - ATLANTA) – On Thursday April 14, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with LeMoyne-Owen College to enhance research, teaching, outreach, career development, and stewardship in environmental and mathematical sciences. As a p... Read More

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed agreement with the City of New York that establishes the location for two sewage and storm water retention tanks, included as part of the cleanup for the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site. The agreement sets out a sc... Read More

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will give remarks at the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award ceremony to recognize 149 Energy Star partners in 35 states-- including Fortune 500 companies, schools, hospitals, retailers, manufacturers,... Read More