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More than 200 sickened from Del Monte parasite outbreak

A multistate outbreak of Cyclospora illness has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate recalled Del Monte vegetable trays. What's the Problem? An intestinal parasite outbreak has sickened 212 people since May of this...

Teen sex decreases, mental health concerns and drug abuse goes up

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) report which outlined current trends among the nations youth. The data indicates positive behaviors in regards to healthy...

FDA cracks down on illegal websites selling opioids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that warning letters have been sent to online networks warning their services to shut down illegally marketed opioid medications. Nine online networks that operate 53 different websites,...

A decade of ‘insanitary’ conditions shuts down Southern compounding facility

Delta Pharma Inc. used to operate a compounding facility in the quiet town of Ripley, Mississippi, but made a loud statement to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Justice Department last month....

Suicide levels rise in every state across the country

  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a shocking report last month about the rise in death by suicide across the country. In nearly every category of demographics, from men and women, to all...

World Health Organization declares ‘video gaming’ disorder

In the newest edition of the International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared video gaming can become an addiction. The proposal came from Dr. Vladimir Pozy, a member of the Department of...

Kratom salmonella outbreak strikes again

On June 21, the U.S Food and Drug Administration issued yet another recall on a particular kratom (mitragyna speciosa) product across the country due to salmonella contamination. Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC. has issued a recall on...

FDA approves first marijuana-based drug

In a historic move on Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its first release of the drug cannabidiol (CBD) for specific ailments. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. outlined the steps and measures the...

Manufacturer of Bair Hugger surgical device narrowly escapes lawsuit

Jurors sided with 3M in the first bellwether trial involving Bair Hugger warming blankets at the end of last month. The two-week trial reached a consensus that Bair Hugger devices are not responsible for the...

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