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FDA Considers Temporary Ban on Donated Blood from TravelersA physician there really is no reliable test that can be used on a large scale to screen the millions of pints of donated blood for the Zika virus.
FDA Eases Restrictions on Blood Donations from Gay MenThe nation's three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can give blood.
Effort to Get Cannabis Oil to Missouri Residents Starts SlowNeurologists are reluctant to certify patients to try a treatment that does not have federal approval.
Local Specialist Concerned About New Weight Loss CrazeThe new trend is called Combo Pilling which is when two or more diet pills or supplements are combined to create supercharged weight loss.
Local Doctor: 'Horny Goat Weed' Not a Good Mix With CocaineFormer NBA star Lamar Odom may have been used coacine and a herbal Viagra with "horny goat weed" which caused his medical emergency.
Potential Life-Saving Drugs Made Available for PatientsPotentially life-saving drugs which are still in the testing phase will now be made available to certain patients in Illinois.
FDA to Remove Trans Fat from Processed FoodsThe U.S. Drug and Food Administration is pulling the plug on trans fat which are widely considered the worst kind for the heart.
Lawsuit Claims Purina’s ‘Beneful’ Sickens Dogs; Mizzou Vet Professor Not CertainA class-action lawsuit claims thousands of animals have been sickened or killed by the dry dog food.
Calif. Apple Packer Linked to Listeria DeathsFDA says Bidart Bros product was made into caramel apples that sickened 32, including at least 3 deaths
FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine PowderThe Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.
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.
Missouri to Get $2M from Drug Marketing SettlementThe 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.

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