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The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced.
CNN
February 11, 2019 - 6:02 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) - - The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced Monday. The FDA...
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Madison Tolchin leaves after having a health checkup at a Planned Parenthood clinic on April 14, 2017 in Wellington, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
February 04, 2019 - 11:17 am
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — There was a significant increase in women with commercial insurance getting long-acting reversible contraception , or LARC, in the month after the 2016 presidential election, according to a new research paper. It was long speculated that women were rushing to get LARC...
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Tyson Foods is recalling 36,420 pounds of chicken nuggets — not because the chicken is rubbery, but — because rubber may actually be in them.
USDA
January 30, 2019 - 6:56 am
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — Tyson Foods is recalling 36,420 pounds of chicken nuggets — not because the chicken is rubbery, but — because rubber may actually be in them. Federal officials are urging consumers to check the back of the freezer and dump any "Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets,"...
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Dreamstime
Rachel Kurland
January 28, 2019 - 12:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of peaches, nectarines and plums sold at stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and several other states. More than 1,700 cartons of peaches, more than 1,200 cartons of nectarines, and 365 cartons of plums have been...
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The FDA is warning of shortages of blood pressure medicines containing valsartan, losartan and irbesartan. A growing list of these drugs have been recalled because they are linked to an increased risk of cancer.
FDA via CNN
January 27, 2019 - 9:34 am
Kevin Flower, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration is warning of a shortage of a class of drugs used by millions to treat high blood pressure. The drugs known as ARBs, or angiotensin II receptor blockers, contain valsartan. "Valsartan products are in shortage, and we know that other...
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Hadas Kuznits
January 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A consumer watchdog group has put out a new report showing increasing threats to U.S. food safety. A new report from the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group, titled " How Safe is our Food? " points to widespread problems with the U.S. food safety system...
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Dreamstime
January 17, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How do you like your burger: rare, medium, or lab-created? Lab-created meat — not quite vegetarian, not hunted nor slaughtered — is a tough concept to get your definitional and legal mind around. Plant-based meat...
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Bud Light nutrition label
Bud Light via AP
January 11, 2019 - 2:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Beer drinkers can't claim blissful ignorance for much longer. Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving. Bud Light is likely the first of many...
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This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File
January 09, 2019 - 6:58 pm
By Candice Choi, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Routine food inspections aren't getting done because of the partial government shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The agency said it's working to bring back...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, the first rendering from hemp plants extracted from a super critical CO2 extraction device on it's way to becoming fully refined CBD oil spurts into a large beaker at New Earth Biosciences in Salem, Ore.
AP Photo/Don Ryan, File
December 21, 2018 - 9:31 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop. CBD oils have become...
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