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Food And Drug Administration

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4 Sick People In Md. Tied To Southern Pa. Farm’s Raw Milk

The number of people in Pennsylvania and Maryland stricken with illness after consuming raw milk from the same farm has risen to 23, health officials in the two states said Wednesday.

02/02/2012

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Study: Heartburn Drugs Don’t Aid Children’s Asthma

An acid reflux drug often used for hard-to-treat asthma doesn’t help children with the breathing disease and may cause side effects, a study in 300 children found.

01/24/2012

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Rugelach Pastry Recalled From Maryland Stores

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a New York company is recalling its rugelach pastry because some ingredients labels may have omitted eggs.

01/08/2012

birth control pills

FDA Panel Backs Overall Benefit Of Yaz Pills

A majority of medical experts has voted that Yaz and other popular birth control pills remain a beneficial option for women, despite an increasing number of studies suggesting the drugs are more likely to cause dangerous blood clots than older birth control pills.

12/08/2011

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FDA Cites Dirty Equipment In Cantaloupe Outbreak

Pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment at a Colorado farm’s cantaloupe packing facility were probably to blame for the Listeria outbreak.

10/19/2011

cantaloupe

Cantaloupe Outbreak Could Be Deadliest In A Decade

Health officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade.

09/27/2011

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New Food Safety Lab To Train Foreign Technicians

The University of Maryland has opened a new training center to help ensure imported food is safe.

09/16/2011

breast implant

FDA Study About Silicone Breast Implants Raises Concerns

Research from the Food and Drug Administration shows one in five women with silicone breast implants will need to have them removed within 10 years after surgery.

07/14/2011

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Salmonella Outbreak Tied To Chicks, Ducklings

Health officials say 39 people have been sickened from a salmonella outbreak spread through handling baby chicks or ducklings.

06/10/2011

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FDA: Some Chicken May Have Small Amounts Of Arsenic

The Food and Drug Administration says some chicken meat may contain small amounts of arsenic, though the agency is stressing that the amount is too tiny to be dangerous to people who eat it.

06/08/2011

Four Loko

Family Blames Four Loko For Teen’s Death, Files Lawsuit

The drink Four Loko kills. That’s the claim in a lawsuit filed against the drink’s manufacturer. Lawyers for the family of a Virginia teen blame the company for their son’s death.

05/20/2011

menus

Calorie Lists May Be Required For Chain Restaurant Menus

Big changes could be coming to your favorite restaurant. Chain restaurants could soon be forced to list calorie information right on the menu.

04/01/2011

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