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FDA approves antidote for heroin, morphine overdose

FDA approves antidote for heroin, morphine overdose

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- The hand-held auto-injector Evzio was approved by the FDA Thursday for administering Naloxone to counter the effects of opioid overdose.
Alex Cukan
GlaxoSmithKline recalls alli weight loss products because some packages tampered

GlaxoSmithKline recalls alli weight loss products because some packages tampered

March 28 (UPI) -- Consumers alerted GlaxoSmithKline bottles of alli bought at stores contained tablets and capsules that were bogus.
Alex Cukan
Federal appeals court upholds Texas abortion restrictions

Federal appeals court upholds Texas abortion restrictions

March 28 (UPI) -- Appeals court reverses federal judge who found parts of Texas abortion law unconstitutional.
Frances Burns
The almanac

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 27, 2014.
By United Press International

Recalls: Simply Natural Foods chocolate bar, Fannie May box

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Simply Natural Foods recalled a chocolate bar and Fannie May recalled a box of chocolates for unmarked allergens.

Pap smear may be replaced by HPV DNA test

WASHINGTON, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- An advisory committee to the U.S. government voted unanimously to recommend a HPV test as the first-line standard of care for cervical cancer screening.

Pain Free By Nature recalls Reumofan Plus for undeclared drugs

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Pain Free By Nature in Woodland Park, Colo., says it recalled Reumofan Plus tablets because they contain undeclared drugs, which could be life threatening.

Migraine 'headband' helps prevent the debilitating headaches

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of Cefaly -- a battery-powered plastic headband that is a preventative treatment for migraine headaches.
Pharmaceutical company to give experimental drug to ailing 7-year-old boy

Pharmaceutical company to give experimental drug to ailing 7-year-old boy

March 11 (UPI) -- Chimerix pharmaceutical company plans to offer experimental drug to ailing 7-year-old Josh Hardy after agreement with FDA.
Danielle Haynes
Belmont ice cream flavor recalled by FDA due to nut allergens

Belmont ice cream flavor recalled by FDA due to nut allergens

LUDINGTON, Mich., March 5 (UPI) -- FDA issues recall for Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream from Aldi stores due to unwarned nut allergens.
Brooks Hays
BPA-free plastics not as safe as previously thought

BPA-free plastics not as safe as previously thought

AUSTIN, Texas, March 4 (UPI) -- BPA-free plastics may leach just as much synthetic estrogen, studies show.
Brooks Hays

Suit by death row inmates challenges secrecy about execution drugs

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Oklahoma's secrecy about its source of lethal injection drugs raises the possibility executions will inflict severe pain, two death row inmates say in a suit.
FDA to tinker with recommended serving sizes, nutrition labels

FDA to tinker with recommended serving sizes, nutrition labels

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- New FDA rules would change how serving sizes and nutritional facts are calculated on presented on food labels.
Brooks Hays
Michelle Obama, FDA propose changes to Nutrition Facts food label

Michelle Obama, FDA propose changes to Nutrition Facts food label

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama Thursday announced proposed changes to food labels, including information on added sugars, to help U.S. families eat healthier.
Pfizer pleased with pneumonia vaccine trial for older adults

Pfizer pleased with pneumonia vaccine trial for older adults

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Pfizer Inc. in New York said the trial of its pneumonia immunization in adults age 65 and older against bacterial pneumonia achieved its goals.

FDA OKs drug for debilitating drop in blood pressure

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Northera capsules -- droxidopa -- for the treatment of a debilitating drop in blood pressure, officials say.

U.S. voices concern over safety of Indian pharmaceuticals

NEW DELHI, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A top U.S. health official said concern is growing that India's pharmaceutical industry is affected by lapses in quality and safety.
Cosmetic consequences of tobacco use may resonate with teens

Cosmetic consequences of tobacco use may resonate with teens

CHICAGO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. dentists say educating teens on the cosmetic consequences of tobacco use may be the most compelling in getting adolescents to never try smoking.

Laser sensor identifies Salmonella bacteria grown quickly

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've developed a laser sensor that can identify Salmonella bacteria grown from food about three times faster than conventional methods.

Kraft removes artificial preservative from some cheese products

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Kraft Foods Group Inc., of Northfield, Ill., announced it is removing an artificial ingredient from one of its cheese products, Kraft Singles slices.
Kraft removes artificial preservative from cheese singles

Kraft removes artificial preservative from cheese singles

NORTHFIELD , Ill., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Kraft will remove an artificial preservative from its individually-wrapped cheese singles, as Americans pay closer attention to what they are eating.
Ananth Baliga
Rice recall: Uncle Ben's Infused Rice recalled after schoolchildren get sick

Rice recall: Uncle Ben's Infused Rice recalled after schoolchildren get sick

KATY, Texas, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Mars Foodservices, the company that produces some Uncle Ben's products, has recalled all of its Uncle Ben's Infused Rice produced in 2013.
Kate Stanton

Key medical panel to decide whether naproxen has less heart risk

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. medical experts this week are considering whether pain-killers containing naproxen carry less heart risk than other anti-inflammatory drugs.

Uncle Ben's infused rice recalled after cluster illnesses reported

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Monday some Uncle Ben's infused rice has been recalled after being linked to illnesses in three states.
FDA aims to prevent smoking among 10 million U.S. youth

FDA aims to prevent smoking among 10 million U.S. youth

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiated its first public health education campaign to prevent teens from starting smoking, officials say.
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