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A More “Consumer Friendly” Approach to Food Labels

Consumers will better understand food labels if FDA presents them in teaspoons versus metric system measurements.

05/22/2012

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Arsenic Found In Many Popular, Organic Foods

Inorganic arsenic, which is man-made, has recently been detected in small amounts in chicken, apple juice and granola bars.

03/21/2012

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FDA Issues Warning To Cambridge-Based Inhalable Caffeine Maker

The Food and Drug Administration officials has issued a warning letter to the makers of the inhalable caffeine product AeroShot.

03/06/2012

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FDA Will Not Regulate Cruelty Free Labels On Cosmetic Products

New surveys find most Americans oppose animal testing and look for the label that shows cosmetics and personal care products are “cruelty free.”

02/27/2012

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FDA To Review Inhalable Caffeine

FDA officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in lipstick-sized canisters is safe for consumers.

02/19/2012

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Lead Found In Hundreds Of Popular Lipsticks

A study found nearly 400 popular lipsticks on the market right now contain the heavy metal.

02/15/2012

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HHS Blocks Plan To Make Morning After Pill Available Over The Counter

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) blocked a plan on Wednesday to make the morning after pill available to young teens without a prescription.

12/07/2011

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Lakeville Company Expands Recall of Crasins

Ocean Spray on Friday expanded its ongoing recall of some of its Craisins dried cranberry products to include five more “Best By” code dates, because the packages could contain very small metal fragments.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/03/2011

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New Pain-Free Procedure To Get Rid Of Varicose Veins

Patients and doctors say sclerotherapy is a life changing procedure.

11/18/2011

The FDA says Avastin should no longer be used for advanced breast cancer.

FDA: Avastin Should No Longer Be Used For Advanced Breast Cancer

The FDA says there’s no proof that Avastin extends life or provides enough temporary benefit to outweigh the side effects.

11/18/2011

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