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Activists: FDA Policies Have Contributed To Rx Painkiller Epidemic

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

09/24/2014

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FDA Tweaks Food Safety Rules Due Next Year

The government is rewriting sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that they could hurt business.

09/19/2014

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FDA Approves First DNA-Based Test For Colon Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patient DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.

08/12/2014

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FDA Warns Tattoo Ink Can Cause Infection

Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The FDA is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe.

08/07/2014

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Fruit Recall Affects Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Costco And Kroger Stores

Grocery stores are clearing out portions of their produce sections after a packing company in California found fruit possible tainted with listeria.

07/22/2014

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Cord Blood Company Shut Down Following I-Team Investigation

A now-shut down California Company is facing a $300,000 judgment after the I-team discovered it took money from parents to store their children’s stem cells and then closed its doors.

06/24/2014

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Hummus Recalled From Target, Trader Joe’s Over Listeria Fears

The FDA announced that nearly seven tons of hummus and dips have been recalled nationwide due to possible bacterial contamination.

05/22/2014

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Are Low-T Drugs Putting Patients At High Risk?

“Lost your appetite for romance? You might not just be getting older. You might have a treatable condition called low testosterone,” the ad says. But lately, doctors say more people are using hormone replacement drugs and some might not need it.

CBS 11–05/08/2014

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Report Urges End To Execution Drug Mixtures

In the aftermath of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma, a constitutional rights group is calling for replacing the use of drug combinations in executions with a single drug.

05/07/2014

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FDA Proposes Regulations For E-Cigarettes

The federal government wants to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations proposed by the FDA.

04/24/2014

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Subway: ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical Almost Out Of Bread

Subway says an ingredient that has been dubbed the “yoga mat” chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

04/11/2014

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FDA Chief Defends New Painkiller As Criticism Intensifies

Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug’s approval.

03/13/2014

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