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FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.

12/23/2014

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Teachers Given Insulin Instead of Flu Vaccine

A St. Louis County school district is investigating how five elementary school teachers were mistakenly dosed with insulin instead of the flu vaccine, an error that led to the hospitalization of two women.

10/07/2014

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Missouri to Get $2M from Drug Marketing Settlement

The London-based pharmaceutical has agreed to pay $105 million to 44 states to settle allegations that it unlawfully marketed its asthma drug Advair and the antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin.

06/06/2014

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Allergy Season Wears Out its Welcome in St. Louis

A local allergist gives advice to those who suffer from severe allergies during these months.

05/08/2014

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St. Louis Specialist Applauds FDA Recommendation on Tylenol

The Food and Drug Administration wants to limit the amount of acetaminophen or Tylenol in combination pills due to severe liver damage concerns.

01/16/2014

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Springfield, Ill. Researcher Awaits FDA Approval For Hearing Loss Drug

Dr. Kathleen Campbell imagines a time when someone is exposed to hearing loss and can then go to the pharmacy to purchase a drug that would cure or eliminate it.

10/21/2013

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Mo. Looks at Other States’ Death Penalty Methods

Gov. Jay Nixon halted Allen Nicklasson’s Oct. 23 execution following doctor protests along with threats from the anti-death penalty European Union to limit the drug’s export.

10/16/2013

FDA Examines Menthol Cigarettes, With Possible Ban In Sight

FDA: Menthol Cigarettes Likely Pose Health Risk

The Food and Drug Administration says menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater health risk than regular cigarettes.

07/23/2013

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FDA Approves New Cataract Lens

For the first time a new cataract lens will provide astigmatism correction and improve uncorrected vision at the same time.

05/29/2013

FDA To Weigh In On Improved Sleeping Pill

Experts say this new pill, called Suvorexant, could become an important product for those with sleep issues.

04/15/2013

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