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Miracle Diet Pill? A Safe Drug Is Elusive

The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for U.S. drugmakers. But that hasn’t stopped them from trying.

02/24/2012

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Drug Shortfall Now Hitting Ambulances

If you call for an ambulance there’s a chance it may not be carrying the drugs you need.

02/21/2012

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Parents Sue Cryogenic Center Over Child’s Cystic Fibrosis

The Kretchmar home is filled with the hum of a breathing machine and the sounds of Mario racing around a television screen watched by 22-month old Jaxon.

02/16/2012

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FDA: Hundreds Of Life-Saving Drugs Not Always Available

Hundreds of life-saving drugs may not be available when they’re needed, according to officials inside the Food and Drug Administration.

02/15/2012

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The Benefits Of Sea Air, Without Hitting The Beach

Have you ever vacationed on a beach near the ocean, and breathed in the salty air? Some say that air from the ocean can actually help you breathe easier.

02/03/2012

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Debate Growing Over Religious Freedom & Birth Control

The volatile mix of religion, reproductive rights and politics has a new flash point.

01/30/2012

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Morning-After Pill Stays Behind Counter After All

The Obama administration’s top health official stopped plans Wednesday to let the Plan B morning-after pill move onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms. Overruling scientists decided young girls shouldn’t be able to buy the pill on their own.

12/08/2011

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FDA Revisits Safety Of Newer Birth Control Drugs

Birth control drugs that were heavily promoted as having fewer side effects and the ability to clear up acne and other hormonal bothers are under new scrutiny from safety regulators.

12/05/2011

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FDA Revokes Approval Of Avastin For Breast Cancer

The government delivered a blow to some desperate patients Friday as it ruled the blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used to treat advanced breast cancer.

11/18/2011

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Long Road From Farm To Fork Worsens Food Outbreaks

The recent listeria outbreak from cantaloupe shows that large-scale occurrences of serious illnesses linked to tainted food have grown more common over the years, partly because much of what we eat takes a long and winding road from farm to fork.

10/02/2011

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Third Case Of Listeria Linked To Nat’l Outbreak

Another case of listeria in Dallas County has been linked to a national outbreak that was traced back to cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado.

09/23/2011

Food labels are shown on products containing high fructose corn syrup. (credit: Phil Stauskas/KTVT/KTXA)

Officials Slam High Fructose Corn Syrup Rebranding

The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned the corn industry over its ongoing use of the term “corn sugar” to describe high fructose corn syrup, asking them to stop using the proposed new name.

09/16/2011

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