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Allan Blutstein, a top official from a Republican public affairs firm that was recently awarded a contract by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has spent the past year digging up opposition research on EPA employees who have voiced opposition to the Trump administration or the agency's head ... Read More

The Environmental Protection Agency has shrunk considerably since Scott Pruitt took over as administrator. In fact, the agency is back to President Reagan-era staff levels. Over 700 EPA personnel have either retired, quit, or taken voluntary buyouts since Pruitt took over, Think Progress found after ... Read More

ASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration hasn't yet received or implemented a policy to ban words like “science-based” or “transgender,” according to an agency spokeswoman. Analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were banned from using those and five other words, ... Read More

The New York Times reported that Allan Blutstein, a vice president for Definers Public Affairs, has submitted dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests to the EPA since the beginning of Trump's presidency, many of which target agency employees who are known to be critical of the administration. Read More

I'll never forget the girl who had socks taped over her hands. She looked about 2. Usually someone with socks on her hands is playing puppets, or playing with mom's laundry. But as I learned in Flint, Michigan, it's not about playing at all. Socks were the simplest way to keep a toddler whose tainted ... Read More

This development comes on the back of assurances by the FDA spelling out measures being put in place to prevent expired goods from getting onto the market ahead of the Christmas festivities. Fears over the safety of food products on the Ghanaian market have grown in recent weeks after a string of ... Read More

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is threatening legal action against alcoholic beverage producers and media houses who present alcoholic products as medicinal. The FDA says such claims amount to deception since no alcoholic product on the market has been proven to have such features. Read More

Pruitt said the EPA has been working for several months to set up a "red team, blue team" debate to provide Americans a “real-time review of ... As evidenced in Countable's Tracking the EPA's Actions, the agency has spent the past year rolling back Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming. Pruitt ... Read More

THE ENVIRONMENTAL protection agency has revealed that a file concerning Clare County Council's disposal of asbestos-containing wastes at a number of West Clare sites remains open, pending further local authority works. Clare councillors passed the 2018 Budget Estimates recently, in the ... Read More

Oxitec has filed its application with a new government agency to release genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Keys, and area environmental groups and a local physician are ramping up their objections once again. About a year ago, Oxitec's plan to release modified... For the complete ... Read More

The Natural Resources Defense Council is looking at options to sue EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (pictured above) over his enforcement policy after last week's reporting by the New York Times that showed the Trump administration is penalizing polluters at a much lower level than previous Republican ... Read More

C_GM file photo A view of the Hudson River from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. The dredging of the upper Hudson River for PCB's by General Electric, who put the PCBs in the river, ended in 2015, but New York is pressuring the Environmental Protection Agency to not approve GE's request to be let go ... Read More

This week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency paid a visit to Morocco with efforts to motivate the North African country to import liquefied natural gas from the United States. "We are committed to working closely with countries like Morocco to enhance environmental stewardship around the ... Read More

FDA issues two draft guidances that will provide medical product developers with greater clarity on the FDA’s recommendations for researching and developing the next generation of individualized therapies. Read More

Today the FDA is announcing a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a website that will provide direct and timely access to information about when bacterial or fungal infections are likely to respond to a specific drug. Read More

FDA approves first drug for a rare autoimmune disease that causes an inflammation in the wall of blood vessels of the body. This is a new indication for a previously-approved drug. Read More

The FDA today posted a warning letter to the marketers and distributors of Legal Lean Syrup, a drink, and Coco Loko, a “snortable” chocolate powder, for selling unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs. Read More

The FDA today approved Admelog (insulin lispro injection), a short-acting insulin indicated to improve control in blood sugar levels in adults and pediatric patients 3 years and older with type 1 diabetes mellitus and adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Admelog is the first short-acting insulin approved as a “follow-on” product. Read More

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an adult smoking cessation education campaign aimed at encouraging cigarette smokers to quit through messages of support that underscore the health benefits of quitting. These messages will be displayed in and around gas stations and convenience stores – retail locations where smokers face a multitude of triggers and that typically feature cigarette advertisements. The “Every Try Counts” campaign targets smokers ages 25-54 who have attempted to quit smoking in the last year but were unsuccessful. The two-year campaign launches next month in 35 U.S. markets and features print, digital, radio, and out-of-home ads, such as on billboards. Read More

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on the agency’s implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act Read More

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on advancing new digital health policies to encourage innovation, bring efficiency and modernization to regulation Read More

The FDA is issuing final guidance on the technical considerations for the 3D printing of medical devices. The recommendations clarify what the FDA recommends manufacturers include in submissions for 3D printed medical products. Read More

FDA approves first biosimilar for the treatment of certain breast and stomach cancers Read More

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the approval of a new formulation of buprenorphine and FDA’s efforts to promote more widespread innovation and access to opioid addiction treatments Read More

FDA approves first once-monthly buprenorphine injection, a medication-assisted treatment option for opioid use disorder Read More

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on efforts by the agency to address the impact of IV saline products and amino acids for injection shortages following the hurricane and update on FDA’s work in Puerto Rico 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