Synthetic Marijuana
Suzanne Monaghan
July 27, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The FDA has issued a warning following reports of severe illnesses and deaths resulting from the use of synthetic marijuana contaminated with an ingredient commonly used in rat poison. So what do parents need to know. It's sold under several different names: K2,...
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almond milk
AP Photo/Patrick Sison
July 18, 2018 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start enforcing a federal standard that defines "...
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Vegetable Tray Recall
Provided by Food and Drug Administration
June 16, 2018 - 1:59 pm
CORAL GABLES, FL. (KYW Newsradio) -- Del Monte is recalling freshcut vegetable trays over concerns they may be linked to a parasite that has sickened dozens of people in several states. The Food and Drug Administration say it's is investigating at least 78 cases of cyclospora illnesses linked to...
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Salmonella Bacteria
June 15, 2018 - 1:46 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt (CNN) - - Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee have been added to the list of states where cut melon may be contaminated with salmonella, the US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. This brings the...
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Lynne Adkins
June 05, 2018 - 8:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Good news for patients with a specific eye issue: The FDA just approved the first artificial iris . The iris — the colored portion of the eye — can be missing because of a genetic disorder at birth, trauma or cancer. Brandon Ayres, a cornea surgeon at Wills Eye...
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Bagged Salad
May 23, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Pennsylvania man who was mad there weren't enough cucumbers in his Wendy's fast food salad threatened to kill the Wendy's worker. Uh, dude, if it's a great salad you're looking for, maybe don't go to Wendy's. Maybe he...
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Aimovig Migraine Medicine
(Amgen Inc. via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 10:38 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Drug Administration's action clears the monthly shot Aimovig (AIM'-oh-vig) for sale. It's the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three other...
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Federal regulators have approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms from quitting opioids.
US WorldMeds via AP
May 17, 2018 - 10:02 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2016...
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Egg Recall / Salmonella Outbreak
May 12, 2018 - 1:33 pm
By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) -- A salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of 207 million eggs has worsened -- with 35 people reported ill in several states, federal health officials said. The number of illnesses is a dozen more since the initial recall notice was issued last month. The outbreak is...
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Suzanne Monaghan
May 02, 2018 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to e-liquid manufacturers and sellers, claiming kid-friendly packaging used for e-cigarettes puts them in danger. The FDA is cracking down on those e-liquid nicotine products, some of which resemble candy, juice or...
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