FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 9:40am.

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought.

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FDA orders warning for kids on tanning beds
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:41pm.

video The FDA is taking new steps to tackle health risks for young people when it comes to tanning. The federal agency is requiring a warnings on tanning beds, much like cigarettes, for user under the age of 18.

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FDA asks doctors to stop prescribing pain meds with high dose of acetaminophen
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:47pm.

videoThe FDA is asking doctors to stop prescribing pain medicine with high amounts of a popular medicine. When Vicodin or Percocet are not enough to ease pain after surgery, some people turn to Tylenol. But experts say if you're not careful, you may poison yourself.

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Asheville compounding pharmacy recalls products
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 8:34am.

A compounding pharmacy in Asheville is recalling sterile products because of the possibility of contamination. The US Food and Drug Administration said the products being recalled include those in the form of an injectable drug or an eye drop.

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FDA warns pet owners of dangerous jerky treats
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:57pm.

The Food and Drug Administration is asking dog and cat owners to report any problems their pets have had after eating jerky pet treats.

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Funding secured to continue WIC program in North Carolina
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 10:54pm.

North Carolina state government announced Thursday night it will resume issuing benefits to poor women and their children through a federally funded program, two days after announcing the US government shutdown would force their suspension.

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FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:51am.

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription.

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FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:48am.

videoA Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes.

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FDA investigates contaminated drug in Brunswick County
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:36pm.

Following reports of seven negative reactions, the federal Food and Drug Administration is investigating the production of an injectable steroid that shipped to several clinics in North Carolina, including one in Brunswick County.

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Local reaction to FDA's decision to change purchase age of Plan B One-Step
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:08pm.

videoThe Food and Drug Administration lowered the age a woman can purchase the morning after pill on Tuesday.

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