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Academy Of Pediatrics Urges Choking Warning Labels For Certain Foods

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging federal officials to increase efforts to reduce choking deaths among children.
Every five days a child chokes to death while eating in the U.S….

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New Warnings For Asthma Medications

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new safety warnings for long-acting inhaled medications–or Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABAs)- drugs used to treat asthma…

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FDA Approves Xiaflex for Rare Hand Condition

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has approved Xiaflex (Collagenase clostridium histolyticum) to treat a progressive hand disease known as Dupuytren’s contracture.

Dupuytren’s…

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FDA Warns Of Bogus Alli Sold Online

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that the over-the-counter weight-loss drug, Alli, they are purchasing online may be bogus.
The fake Alli – 60 mg capsules (120 count…

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Boiled Horse Mackerel Recalled

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that Boiled Horse Mackerel, has been recalled because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause…

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Slim-Fast Ready-to-Drink Cans Recalled

Unilever U.S., in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, is voluntarily recalling all Slim-Fast Read-to-Drink (RTD) cans due to possible bacterial contamination.
The bacteria –…

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P&G Warned Over Vicks Products With Vitamin C

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent Proctor & Gamble Co. a warning letter regarding the illegal marketing of two Vicks cold and flu medicines.
The warning, involves…

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Defibrillators Recalled By Philips

Philips is recalling HeartStart FR2 automated external defibrillators due to a memory chip failure that could cause the device to malfunction.
There have been no reports of any injury associated…

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Super Kids Enriched White Bread Recalled By Kroger

Kroger brand Super Kids Enriched White Sandwich Bread sold in 13 states has been recalled by The Kroger Co., because it may contain milk that is not listed on the labels.
People who are allergic…

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Seven Sickened With Swine Flu

Although they had no contact with pigs, seven people in two states have been struck with an unsual strain of swine flu.
This virus was found among five people in California and two in Texas….