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FDA Trans Fat Ban Has Some Texas Companies Changing Recipes

One North Texas sweet shop owner said his average customer is not concerned about whether their donut is made with an oil containing trans fat or one that is trans fat-free, but the FDA cares and made a first time ruling concerning trans fats.

CBS 11–11/07/2013

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FDA Wants Limits On Most Prescribed Painkiller

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

10/24/2013

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Study Ties Chemical To Possible Miscarriage Risk

New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

10/14/2013

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Meningitis Supply Limited As Demand Increases In Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that it has a limited amount of the Adult Safety Net Program meningitis vaccine for $10.

08/16/2013

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Drug Safely Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk, Texas Study Finds

The results of a long-term major federal study that was done in Texas is easing worries about the safety of a hormone-blocking drug that can lower a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer.

08/14/2013

Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts (stained) in stool sample, undated CDC photomicrograph, graphic element on black. (credit: AP Graphics)

Mom & Son From Midlothian Claim Cyclospora Infection; File Lawsuit

A mother and son from Midlothian who say they were sickened at a restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska have filed a lawsuit against the company that owns Olive Garden restaurants in a Nebraska court.

08/11/2013

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FDA Defining What “Gluten Free” Means On Packages

Consumers are going to know exactly what they’re getting when they buy foods labeled “gluten free.” The Food and Drug Administration is defining what the “gluten free” label really means.

08/02/2013

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Cold Caps Tested To Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo

Hair loss is one of chemotherapy’s most noticeable and despised side effects. Now U.S. researchers are about to put an experimental hair-preserving treatment to a rigorous test.

07/22/2013

Debate Swirls Over Morning-After Pill Ruling

In a matter of weeks, the so called ‘morning-after pill’ will be made available to anyone with the money to buy it—including very young girls.

04/06/2013

Debate Rages On Prescription Status For "Plan B" Pill (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judge Strikes Age Restrictions For “Morning After” Pill

A federal judge has ruled the Food and Drug Administration must offer the so-called “morning after” pill over the counter to women of all ages regardless of age limits.

04/05/2013

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Court: Can Drug Companies Pay To Delay Generics?

Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

03/24/2013

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CDC: Electronic Cigarettes Gaining Awareness, Use

Increased awareness and use of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. outlined in a study released Thursday highlights the need for government regulation and evaluation, the head of the CDC says.

02/28/2013

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