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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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MN AIDS Project Applauds New Home HIV Test Kits

An expert panel is recommending that the FDA approve the first of its kind home test kit for HIV, and the head of a Minnesota AIDS advocacy group says it’s a good move.

05/16/2012

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After Listening To Her Heart, A Minn. Woman Could Change The World

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, and more than 1,100 people die from it each day. So, what if there was an easy way to spot trouble before it struck?

04/30/2012

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Surgery May Soon Be An Option For Acid Reflux

People suffering from the worst cases of acid reflux may no longer need a pill to help ease their pain. Doctors say a new surgical option could soon be available.

01/11/2012

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Medtronic: FDA Panel Rejects Heart Catheter

Medtronic Inc. says a panel advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concluded that an experimental catheter from the medical device maker poses a potential health risk that outweighs its benefit to patients.

10/27/2011

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Cantaloupe Recall After 4 Die From Listeria

Four people have died after eating contaminated cantaloupe.

09/15/2011

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FDA Warns Of Battery Issue With Medtronic Pumps

Federal health officials are warning patients that drug pumps recalled by Medtronic may fail to deliver drugs used to treat chronic pain, spasms and other conditions.

09/12/2011

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