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  • FDA approves Epclusa for treatment of hepatitis C
    FDA approves Epclusa for treatment of hepatitis C
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medication as treatment for those with hepatitis C. This is not the first or only medication available for the treatment of hepatitis C.This new medication is a combination pill named Epclusa and...
  • Cat food recall
    Rad cat food recalled
    Pet food manufacturerRadagastannounced June 23 that it is recalling certain lots of Rad Cat raw cat food because some of the products tested positive for bacterial contamination.The Portland, Ore.-based company said that the U.S. Food and Drug...
  • Whole Foods Store
    FDA issues warning letter to Whole Foods over ‘serious violations’
    Whole Foods, a brand that focuses on quality organic foods, may not be the icon of good groceries that it wants you to believe. The notoriously high prices that many consumers are willing to pay in the name of quality food may just be an illusion,...
  • FDA approves stomach pump: Technology mimics bulimia
    FDA approves stomach pump: Bulimia goes high-tech with purging device?
    The FDA has approved a stomach pump for people who are obese and for lack of a better description it sounds like technology's approach to bulimia. This stomach pump is called the AspireAssist system and even the name seems to reflect an...
  • Software, digital displays, and more deemed tobacco
    Hey vapers the tax man is coming
    For nearly 10 years it has been an excellent time for those switching from smoking to vaping, a new industry filled with innovation, self-government, and voluntary choice. For those switching to electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) their...
  • Devices are now considered tobacco
    Vaping rules expose FDA bias
    In April 2016 the Royal College of Physicians supported countless other scientific studies on the health impact of vaping compared with smoking. According to the report; - Vaping holds less than a 5% risk to the vaper and, - NO harm to bystanders....
  • Pain meds
    Arthritis drug for cats shows promise, firm says
    A new monthly, injectable pain-control drug for cats with arthritis showed “significant efficacy” in a recent study, according to Nexvet Biopharma, the Ireland-based firm that is developing the medication.Based on cat owner assessments...
  • New Nutritional Facts Panel
    The new Nutrition Facts Panel
    For the first time in over 20 years, the Food and Drug Administration has announced changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel that appears on most packaged foods. The changes will allow consumers to make better informed food choices, by reflecting new...
  • FDA Xylitol sweetener
    FDA: Xylitol sweetener, found in sugar-free foods, can be fatal to your dog
    Paws off! The FDA has issued a warning about Xylitol, a sugar substitute found in certain “sugar-free” chewing gums, mints, and other candies. Xylitol can severely poison your pooch, and in some cases even prove fatal, the FDA said...
  • FDA warning on Xylitol and dogs: Deadly!
    FDA warns Xylitol can kill your dog: Surge of canine deaths seen from sweetener
    The FDA has issued a stronger warning to keep Xylitol away from your dog. Xylitol is a sweetener found in many foods, including chewing gum, and the FDA warns Xylitol acts like a poison when ingested by a dog.“Xylitol and Your Dog: Danger,...
  • FDA assumes significantly more control over smoking in the US
    FDA assumes significantly more control over smoking in the US
    According to the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report on the Health Consequences of Smoking states that governmental efforts to protect the public from the dangers of smoking have saved the lives of nearly 8 million people over the past 50-years,...
  • FDA bans e-cigarettes for some: What FDA’s new authority on e-cigs means for you
    FDA bans e-cigarettes for some: What FDA’s new authority on e-cigs means for you
    A new federal law is granting the FDA authority over e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and hookahs and is now prohibiting retailers from selling those tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18. Until now, there existed no federal law...
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    Costco robocall surprises customers with Listeria warning for frozen foods
    Customers of Costco, the membership wholesale warehouse club, may have been surprised today with a robocall from the organization that warned of a possible major health risk lurking in their freezers. Summarizing a warning found on its website,...
  • FDA takes authority over e-cigarettes and they've reeled them in!
    FDA asserts authority over e-cigarettes: Vaping reeled in under tight reins
    It was just a matter of time before the FDA put e-cigarettes under nationwide rules and regulations because up until now, they had no strings attached to these devices that basically vaporize nicotine for inhaling. The FDA has put new rules in...
  • Dole under federal probe for Listeria outbreak: Just how long did they keep this from the public?
    Dole under federal probe for Listeria outbreak: Contamination kept under wraps?
    Dole is now under a criminal investigation for the Listeria outbreak that killed four people and sickened scores of other consumers. A probe was launched by the Justice Department when data taken at the Dole plant indicates that Listeria was...
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