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Health Watch: Heart Warning For Popular ‘Z-Pak’

There’s new warning about a popular antibiotic you might have taken.

03/12/2013

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FDA Orders Makers Of Sleeping Pills To Cut Dosage For Women

In today’s Health Watch, the FDA is ordering the makers of Ambien and and other sleeping pills to slash the dosage in half for women.

01/10/2013

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Dangerous Counterfeit Products: Contact Lenses, Meds & More

The Minneapolis office of Homeland Security Investigations is warning consumers about counterfeit products.

12/19/2012

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Good Question: How Does A Pill Get To Be Sold Over-The-Counter?

Oral contraceptives are some of the most commonly taken prescription drugs in America — at least 10 million American women take them.

11/20/2012

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Group: Birth Control Pills Should Be Available Without A Prescription

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says the health risks associated with oral contraceptives are low, and should be available without a prescription.

11/20/2012

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5-Hour Energy Drinks Linked To 13 Deaths; FDA Investigating

The Food and Drug Association is investigating after learning that 5-Hour Energy drinks were cited in 13 deaths.

11/15/2012

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FDA: Fungus In Tainted Steroids And Patients Match

The fungus found in tainted steroid shots matches the one blamed in the national meningitis outbreak that has killed 20 people, federal health officials said Thursday.

10/18/2012

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MN Health Dept: Unsure Of Tainted Drugs’ Reach

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed two new cases of fungal meningitis in the state, bringing the total to seven.

10/17/2012

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129 MN Clinics Received Injectable Drugs From NECC

Even more people may be at risk of getting meningitis than initially thought. The FDA is warning that a second steroid is now linked to fungal meningitis.

10/16/2012

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Salmonella At Ind. Farm Matches Outbreak Strain

The Food and Drug Administration says salmonella found at a cantaloupe farm in southwestern Indiana matches the “DNA fingerprint” of the salmonella responsible for a deadly outbreak that sickened people in 21 states.

08/28/2012

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Health Officials: Indiana Cantaloupe Causes 3 Salmonella Cases In Minn.

Health officials are advising consumers to avoid eating cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana after a multi-state salmonella outbreak led to at least three cases in Minnesota.

08/17/2012

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Jerky Dog Treat Causing Illness In Pets

After nearly six years, the FDA hasn’t found the reason why certain dog treats are making pets sick. More than 1,000 complaints have been filed with the FDA about chicken jerky dog treats made in China.

06/29/2012

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FDA Clears First New Weight-Loss Pill In 13 Years

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical’s anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade.

06/27/2012

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FDA Approves New Treatment To Battle Cellulite

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment to combat cellulite called “Cellulaze.”

06/14/2012

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Bounce Park Pulls Energy Drinks, But Health Concerns Remain

On Monday night, a WCCO-TV investigation showed a popular trampoline park selling highly caffeinated energy drinks and energy shots to kids. In the story’s aftermath, the two Skyzone parks in Minnesota pulled energy drinks from their shelves and are no longer selling them.

05/22/2012

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