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F.D.A. Makes It Official: BPA Can’t Be Used in Baby Bottles and Cups

Sabrina Tavernise nytimes.com WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that baby bottles and children’s drinking cups could no longer contain bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical used in some plastic bottles and food packaging. Manufacturers … Continue reading

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OxyContin: Painkillers for Kids

Soren Dreier Zen-Haven The maker of OxyContin is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval to label the controversial painkiller for use by children as young as 6 in a move that could serve to extend the company’s expiring patent on … Continue reading

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Heroin vaccine won’t ‘cure’ what ails addicts

Angela Garcia LA Times My aunt Marion is in the hospital dying of liver and kidney failure, the result of her 20-year struggle with heroin use. I was told of her imminent death the same day news broke about a … Continue reading

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UPDATE 1-Sexual side effects added to Merck drug labels

Reuters Prescribing labels for Merck & Co’s drugs for baldness and enlarged prostate will add reports of sexual side effects that continued after use of the medicines was stopped, U.S. health regulators said. Labels will be revised for Proscar, which … Continue reading

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Salmonella Outbreak: Sushi Suspected as Source

Alexandra Sifferlin Time An outbreak of an unusual strain of salmonella called Salmonella Bareilly has hit 19 states and the District of Columbia, infecting 90 people since late January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The … Continue reading

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This Popular Nut Slashed Breast Cancer Risk in Mice by 50%

Dr. Mercola Mercola As unbelievable as it sounds, current law makes it illegal for food producers to share certain types of scientific information with you. So when Diamond Food relayed health information about the omega-3 fats in walnuts on product … Continue reading

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Experts Warn: This Popular Vitamin can Trigger Cancer

Source: Mercola Over the past several of weeks, the media have gone wild over studies allegedly showing that vitamins have lethal consequences. Again and again, journalists who are clueless about health have misled readers while catering to the interests of Big … Continue reading

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FDA Warns on Statins

Thomas Burton & Ron Winslow Wall Street Journal The Food and Drug Administration raised safety concerns about the popular class of cholesterol-fighting drugs called statins, warning that patients taking the drugs may face a “small increased risk” of higher blood … Continue reading

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FDA to Review Inhalable Caffeine

Associated Press U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in lipstick-sized canisters is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement. (Feb. 20)

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Study questions antidepressant-suicide link

Kerry Grens Reuters The Food and Drug Administration has a blanket warning on antidepressant medications stating they increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among kids and young adults, but a new review of clinical data finds no link … Continue reading

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