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FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there. 117 more words


Unsanitary Growing Conditions Lead To Partial Import Ban On Mexican Cilantro

Bad news for cilantro lovers: U.S. officials have implemented a partial ban on imports of the herb after health officials linked hundreds of illnesses to cilantro growing in feces- and toilet paper-covered fields in Mexico. 629 more words

FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients

FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a breakthrough drug that lowers bad cholesterol more than older medicines that have been prescribed for decades. 121 more words


Federal Register Highlights - 7/24/15

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for July 24, 2015:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, North Coast Harbor, Cleveland, OH. 1,354 more words

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Popular Morning Sickness Drug: Helpful Or Harmful?

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DALLAS (CBS11) – If you’ve had a baby, chances are you have taken, or have at least heard of, Zofran. For decades, the anti-nausea medicine has been used to fight morning sickness in women. 871 more words


EPA seeks comment on SmartLabel Program

The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the second phase of the SmartLabel Pilot, an initiative to develop an electronic system for pesticide labels.  The SmartLabel system will allow pesticide manufacturers to develop and submit pesticide labels to EPA for review in an electronic format instead of as paper or PDF files. 283 more words


Vaccine Safety: What You Should Know

July celebrations include Independence Day and National Fireworks Safety Month. With both independence and safety in mind, it is also a good time to reflect upon the in-depth and independent review process all vaccines must go through in order to be licensed and considered safe. 336 more words