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E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

An E. coli outbreak days before Thanksgiving has everyone concerned. The Centers for Disease Control has linked a recent E. coli outbreak that’s sickened more than 30 people, across nearly a dozen states, to romaine lettuce.

What may be most concerning about this most recent E. coli outbreak is that…

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Losartan, yet another blood pressure drug, recalled by the FDA

A third blood pressure medicine has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Losartan was recalled over concerns that “the contaminated drug might cause cancer.” The latest recall follows that of irbesartan and valsartan earlier in the year.

Losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide pills of the 100 milligram/25 milligram variety,…

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FDA issues recall of Duncan Hines cake mix over salmonella concerns

If you plan on baking some holiday treats for your friends, family, or coworkers, you’re going to want to avoid doing so using Duncan Hines cake mixes.

At the urging of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Duncan Hines has recalled more than 2 million boxes of its cake mix…

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Millions of pounds of grab-and-go foods recalled

Americans today eat on the run more than any time in history. Don’t have time for breakfast in the morning? Grab a donut on the way to work. No time for lunch before you have to get back to the office for a meeting? Get yourself a sandwich to scarf…

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FDA seeks to aid consumers by providing names of retailers during recalls

When there’s a chance a food or drug could result in “serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals", as well as when the product packaging may make it difficult to determine if it’s part of the recall; the Food and Drug Administration would like to include the…

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Non-Opioid alternative Limbrel recalled, patients and doctors confounded

It’s rare that a miracle drug lives up to the name, but for many patients non-opioid alternative Limbrel does. Colonel Hall spent nearly 30 years in the Marines. Up until just a few years ago, he suffered from arthritis, had two knee surgeries, and had been left with “debilitating knee,…

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Hypothyroid Medication Recall Issued

A recall has been issued for nearly 40 types of thyroid medication. The medications recalled are levothyroxine (LT4) and liothyronine (LT3) in the 15, 30, 60, 90, and 120 milligrams dosages. The medications would have been sold in 100-count bottles.

According to CNN, the recall was voluntarily issued by the…

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Dangerous genital infection linked to common diabetes meds, FDA warns

A type 2 diabetes drug taken by nearly 2 million patients last year has led to “rare but serious genital infections”, and at least one death. The FDA is now requiring additional warning labels on the packaging of all sodium-glucose contransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.

When bacteria enters the body of patients…

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FDA issues recall of mislabeled blood pressure medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled a popular blood pressure medication after it was found the drug was mislabeled, and actually contained another type of diuretic. Spironolactone, a medication used to treat congestive heart failure, was mistakenly labeled as blood pressure drug HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE. The good news is that…

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Why Controversial Ingredient Triclosan Is in Toothpaste, but Not Bodywash

Why would a chemical linked to inflammation and cancer be banned in numerous consumer products, but still be allowed to be used in maybe the most common product of all? That’s a question we should all be asking our government today.

Triclosan was originally seen as an ingredient that benefitted…

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