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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.


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FDA Proposes Regulations on E-Cigarettes for Minors

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would include minors.


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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.


Illinois, Missouri Attorneys General Seek E-Cigarette Regulations

In a letter to the FDA, Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan called on the agency to impose the same age and advertising restrictions that exist for regular cigarettes.


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FDA Finds Rare Skin Reactions to Tylenol

“From 1969 to 2012, they found 107 cases of these skin issues,” Matt Pitlik with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy explains.


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.



Natura Pet Issues New Dog And Cat Food Recall

The decision comes after a positive test for Salmonella on April 3. This is the latest in a series of recalls involving the company in the past year.


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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.


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.


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Durbin Continues His Fight Against Energy Drinks

Last year he asked the FDA to require them to disclose their ingredients. Now he’s asking the manufacturers not to market to children.



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