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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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Doula: Placenta Pills Can Help Postpartum Depression

Anne Ferguson’s days are decidedly normal for a mother of two, balancing the rush of preschool and peanut butter sandwiches. She lives in a two-story corner suburban home. She wears a pink apron in her kitchen. Any assumed stereotypes will stop when you see what’s cooking on her countertop.

02/16/2012

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Shortage Of Drugs For Kids With Leukemia Averted

A potential shortage of medication intended for children with Leukemia has apparently been averted.

02/16/2012

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Experts Link Food Dyes To Behavioral Problems In Kids

As busy parents, we don’t always make the healthiest choices for ourselves but when it’s meal time, we try to make the best choices for our kids.

02/02/2012

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Good Question: Why Can’t Drugs Go Generic Right Away?

Lipitor’s patent protection just expired, and the Food and Drug Administration is allowing two companies to produce generics for the next six months. But why does it take so long for a generic to be allowed on the market?

12/01/2011

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McD’s Stops Using MN Egg Supplier Over Shocking Video

McDonald’s Corp. said Friday it has dropped a Minnesota-based egg supplier after an animal rights group released an undercover video of operations at the egg producer’s farms in three states.

11/18/2011

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FDA Warns ‘Yaz’ Birth Control Users Of Blood Clot Risks

The Bayer Corporation makes “Yaz,” and the company has not only marketed the drug as birth control, but also as a drug that helps with acne and mood swings.

10/27/2011

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FDA Warns Of Complications With Medtronic Catheter

Federal health regulators say an experimental catheter from Medtronic Inc. that uses extreme heat to correct irregular heartbeats caused safety side effects in nearly one-fifth of patients treated, far exceeding the study’s safety goal.

10/25/2011

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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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Report: FDA’s Medical Device Approval Process Is Flawed

More than 100 medical devices have been recalled after a report showed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process of approving them is flawed.

07/29/2011

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Good Question: Will Graphic Warnings Get Smokers To Quit?

Cigarettes are addictive. Cigarettes cause cancer. Smoking can kill you. In a little more than one year, those are some of the warnings that will appear on cigarette boxes, if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gets its way.

06/21/2011

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New Food Safety Law Protects Whistleblowers

Food industry workers who become whistleblowers gained protection against retaliation from their employers with a little-noticed provision in the sweeping food safety law President Barack Obama signed last month.

02/11/2011

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