Washington, DC - New scientific opportunities, as well as advances in manufacturing and commerce, give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration new ways to advance our mission to protect and promote public health. Leveraging these opportunities requires us to make investments in regulatory science that can reduce uncertainty for innovators, spur investment in new industries and provide principles for the safe and effective development of new technologies. These same advances also give us new ways to support greater availability and use of generic drugs as a way to promote price competition and patient access.

Dallas, Texas - American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the Beverage Calories Initiative report from the American Beverage Association and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The American Heart Association, along with the Clinton Foundation, is a co-founder of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Washington, DC - Scientists have found a new way to explain the hearing loss caused by cisplatin, a powerful drug used to treat many forms of cancer. Using a highly sensitive technique to measure and map cisplatin in mouse and human inner ear tissues, researchers found that forms of cisplatin build up in the inner ear. They also found a region in the inner ear that could be targeted for efforts to prevent hearing loss from cisplatin.

Yuma, Arizona - So, you think you can dance? You’re probably right! From the Argentine tango to Zumba, hip-hop to the Lindy hop, there’s a style of dance to fit just about any taste.

Rochester, Minnesota - High blood pressure is a common condition that raises your risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases. While you might think that high blood pressure is an adult disease, Mayo Clinic's Dr. Vandana Bhide says research shows the condition is becoming increasingly common in kids. And this has prompted new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.