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November 30, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Got milk? The FDA's not so sure. Ron Swanson, the surly anti-government director of the Parks and Recreation Department on the TV show "Parks and Rec" said, "There is only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk, which...
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This combination of Aug. 25, 2018 photos shows demonstration models of implantable neurostimulators, top row from left, the Medtronic Intellis and the Boston Scientific Spectra WaveWriter SCS.
AP Photos/Mary Altaffer, File
November 26, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials said Monday they plan to overhaul the nation's decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which has long been criticized by experts for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The...
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Romaine Salad
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November 22, 2018 - 4:06 pm
(CBS) -- The FDA is looking at California as a potential source of romaine lettuce tainted with a potentially deadly strain E. coli. Health officials said romaine lettuce should be removed from all supermarket shelves and restaurant menus until they can determine the source of the new outbreak. But...
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The CDC has recalled and issued warnings about romaine lettuce, turkey products and more.
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November 21, 2018 - 4:01 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) -- Thanksgiving is many Americans' favorite holiday because it is a time when family, friends, neighbors and strangers come together to share their favorite foods. Before you prepare your favorite dishes, take a moment to review the food recalls and illness outbreaks...
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The FDA recommends that parents and caregivers do not give honey to infants or children younger than 1 year of age.
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Rachel Kurland
November 19, 2018 - 12:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four babies in Texas have been hospitalized with botulism after being given honey-filled or -dipped pacifiers, according to the Food and Drug Administration . The four illnesses occurred from mid-August to the end of October, and all four babies were hospitalized for...
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Dreamstime
November 19, 2018 - 12:07 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) — Sometimes, Ellis Glover would be forced to leave her friends and sit at a lunch table where no one was eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. "I wanted to sit with my good, good friends, but I couldn't," the 10-year-old said. "If you're a kid and you have a food allergy...
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Big electronic cigarettes
November 15, 2018 - 8:14 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday. "...
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This May 17, 2018 file photo shows packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
November 15, 2018 - 10:51 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes. Scott Gottlieb of the U.S. Food and Drug...
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E-cigarettes
CNN
November 09, 2018 - 10:46 am
By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN (CNN) -- Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products an agency official confirmed Thursday. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is expected to announce a ban...
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Primatene Mist
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November 08, 2018 - 12:41 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores. The Food and Drug Administration approved the over-the-counter aerosol inhaler late Wednesday. It's for temporary relief of mild, intermittent asthma symptoms in people ages 12 and...
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