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OTC sales get a boost – over-the-counter drugs

OTC sales get a boost – over-the-counter drugs – Updates OTC Sales Get a Boost Continually escalating costs of professional medical care–with more American turning to self-medication as a result–and FDA’s willingness to reclassify prescription a result-and FDA’s willingness to reclassivy prescription drugs with good safety records to over-the-counter status have given a boost to […]

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Jumex juices recalled due to lead contamination

Jumex juices recalled due to lead contamination Several varieties of Jumex brand fruit nectars and pineapple juice were recalled by the manufacturer last July because of lead contamination. FDA warned consumers not to drink the recalled products because high concentrations of lead can result in permanent, severe injuries. Although lead poisoning can cause short-term acute […]

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Test of Alzheimer’s drug suspended

Test of Alzheimer’s drug suspended – tetrahydroaminoacridine Test of Alzheimer’s Drug Suspended FDA and the manufacturer of an experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease are looking into cases of possible liver damage to see whether the problem is permanent and is actually caused by the drug. At FDA’s request, the firm, Warner-Lambert Company of Morris Plains, […]

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Juiceless baby juice leads to full-length justice

Juiceless baby juice leads to full-length justice Vern Modeland Juiceless Baby Juice Leads to Full-strength Justice Making and selling millions of containers of nothing more than sugar, water and flavoring as “100 percent” apple juice has proven to be an expensive and costly gamble for an established baby food manufacturer and its supplier. More than […]

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Olive oil distributor sentenced

Olive oil distributor sentenced John Henkel The former president of a Blue Ash, Ohio, vegetable oil distributor was sentenced to four months in federal prison, four months of home incarceration, one year’s probation, and $3,100 in fines for adulterating and misbranding olive oil. Nicola Ranieri, owner of the nowdefunct Rubino USA Inc., received the sentence […]

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Guaranteed hangover remedy revealed!

Guaranteed hangover remedy revealed! – it’s called abstinence Michael L. Herndon Across social barriers and throughout time, every civilization known to man has searched for the ultimate remedy for the after-effects of too much alcohol–the ubiquitous hangover. But, so far, success has been elusive. Also referred to as “the morning after” and the “wrath of […]

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The cholesterol connection

The cholesterol connection The Cholesterol Connection Cholesterol counts. Make no mistake about it. If you have high cholesterol levels in your blood, you have a greater chance of having a heart attack; eat a lot of calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and you’re very likely to have a high blood cholesterol count. And, according to […]

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Food allergies; separating fact from ‘hype.’

Food allergies; separating fact from ‘hype.’ Richard C. Thompson Food Allergies Separating Fact From “Hype’ Americans’ fascination with so-called health foods began its present cycle about 20 years ago and has not yet run its course. But now there is also a fascination with foods and food ingredients that are seen as unhealthy, that supposedly […]

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Implant news – new studies of the health effects of polyurethane-coated silicone gel and saline-filled breast implants

Implant news – new studies of the health effects of polyurethane-coated silicone gel and saline-filled breast implants – Brief Article Updated information on saline-filled breast implants and polyurethane-coated silicone gel-filled implants has been announced by FDA. Results of a study show that women with polyurethane-coated breast implants are at negligible risk for cancer. In 1991, […]

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FDA reviews collagen studies

FDA reviews collagen studies – Food and Drug Administration There is no evidence to show a connection between collagen injections and the development of polymyositis or dermatomyositis, two rare connective tissue diseases, according to FDA. Nevertheless, to address concerns about such a possible association, the agency recently approved a labeling change for two collagen products, […]