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FDA warns benzocaine gel teething products are unsafe, wants them off the market

When our tiny toddlers start teething, we often believe (incorrectly) that the only thing that can bring them and us relief can be found in a small tube in the back of our medicine cabinets. You know the one we’re talking about, it’s usually behind a box of band aids…

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Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled as 22 People Are Sickened by Salmonella

If you recently consumed eggs purchased from any of the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, or West Virginia; there’s a chance you’re going to want to throw them away. And if anyone in your family has suffered from diarrhea, fever, and/or…

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FDA Raises death count from kratom, a natural opioid

We wrote this past November about the dangers of the natural opioid kratom, and the concerns that were being raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kratom goes by many names, including but not limited to: thang, kakuam, thom, ketom and biak. The “natural opioid” is often seen as…

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Another Dog Food Company Has Recalled Food Tainted With a Euthanasia Drug

It’s been a rough year for dog food companies. After a recall on toxic dog food in 2017, another big brand has been recalled by the FDA for food that may be harmful to your pup. Dog foods and treats created by J.M. Smucker and sold under the Gravy Train,…

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Neurontin: Over-Hyped And Underwhelming

The opioid epidemic has a lot of people concerned. Mothers, fathers, patients, doctors, and everyone in between are distraught over the troubling situation many individuals and families find themselves in. Some experts believe that the overuse and addiction to opioids could claim nearly half a million lives over the next…

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FDA Suspends Testing for Glyphosate Residues in Food

We’ve written recently (http://bit.ly/2uq6kru) about the State of California’s fight against Glyphosate. The chemical - labeled by the World Health Organization as a “probable human carcinogen” -  is found in popular herbicides/pesticides, and is finally coming under the scrutiny it deserves. Recently, California has ramped up their fight against…

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It's Final: FDA Bans Powdered Gloves in Surgery, Medicine

Action that’s been long overdue has finally been taken. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the use of powdered gloves in surgery and medicine. The ban will finally remove another danger a large number of humans face on an almost daily basis. To give you an idea as…

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FDA stops sale of some antibacterial hand and body wash products

While antibacterial products aren’t going away, the FDA is finally taking steps to ensure they’re safer than they’ve ever been. It was announced last week that the United States Food and Drug Administration will no longer allow 19 different ingredients, including Triclosan, to be used in “antibacterial washes”.

The washes are:

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A $60 billion industry is shockingly unregulated

In the United States, FDA is in charge of overseeing cosmetics. Unfortunately, unlike prescription drugs, their oversight is minimal. Prescription drugs require FDA approval before they can be sold; no such law exists for cosmetics. The only way cosmetics are inspected by the FDA for toxic chemicals is if the…

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The Dirty Truth About Antibacterial Soaps

While advancements in science and technology improve many of the products we have used for years, sometimes we’re better off just using the tried and true method. Case in point, antibacterial soaps. For the last 10 years or so, antibacterial soaps have become a huge seller. Companies have marketed them…

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