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FDA wants limits on most prescribed painkillers

The FDA wants to place tighter controls on prescription drugs containing hydrocodone. The Food and Drug Administration says the highly addictive painkiller should be subject to the same restrictions as other narcotic drugs such as […]

10/25/2013

Pharmacist Dan Darlington works at his desk located next to the prescription pick up counter at the Walgreens flagship store in the Empire State Building, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

FDA wants limits on most prescribed painkiller

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. In a […]

10/24/2013

Reser’s recalling salads, other ready-to-eat foods

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon company is recalling about 109,000 cases of refrigerated prepared salads and other ready-to-eat foods because of possible listeria contamination. The Oregonian reported Wednesday that the items were produced at […]

10/23/2013

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FDA seeks pet owner help on dangerous jerky treats

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is appealing to dog and cat owners for information as it struggles to solve a mysterious outbreak of illness and deaths among pets that ate jerky […]

10/23/2013

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FDA reviews 2 promising new drugs for hepatitis C

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors may soon have two new drug options to treat patients with hepatitis C, just as the liver-destroying virus becomes a major public health issue for millions of baby boomers. The Food […]

10/22/2013

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New breast milk policy planned for online exchange

CHICAGO (AP) — An online breast milk exchange linked to bacteria contamination in a new study says it is changing its policies. Researchers found high amounts of bacteria that could potentially sicken babies in three-fourths […]

10/21/2013

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Bacteria found in breast milk sold on Internet

CHICAGO (AP) – Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria […]

10/20/2013

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Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk

BOSTON (AP) — 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 […]

10/14/2013

Protestors demonstrate against the government shutdown outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Government health and safety efforts have been slowed or halted

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans’ health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking foodborne illness. The latest example: […]

10/08/2013

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Doctors: Mo. execution plan jeopardizing hospitals

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Hundreds of Missouri anesthesiologists urged the state on Monday not to use propofol in an upcoming execution, saying the fallout could jeopardize the availability of the anesthetic relied on by thousands […]

09/30/2013

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