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Seen At 11: Drug Provigil Called ‘Viagra For The Brain’

Need more energy? Want to improve your memory? Maybe achieve greater success at work? Now there’s a pill that may be able to do all this and more. But is it too good to be true?

11/29/2012

Recalled Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips (credit: fda.gov)

Pet Treat Distributed In NJ Stores Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Carolina Prime Pet, Inc., is voluntarily recalling 5-count packages of Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips after Salmonella was detected during testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

11/26/2012

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FDA Looking Into 13 Fatalities Possibly Linked To Popular 5-Hour Energy Drink

There are concerns about a popular dietary supplement. A 5-Hour Energy shot has been cited as a possible contributing factor in a series of deaths nationwide.

11/15/2012

Monster Energy Drink (credit: CBS 2)

FDA Investigating Reports Of Deaths Linked To Monster Energy Drink

The reports claim that people had adverse reactions after they consumed Monster Energy Drink, which comes in 24-ounce cans and contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, or seven times the amount of the caffeine in a 12-ounce cola.

10/23/2012

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Peanut Butter Recall Expands To Include Raw And Roasted Peanuts

A New Mexico food company that produced the peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning has expanded an ongoing recall of its products to include raw and roasted peanuts.

10/15/2012

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Great Strides Being Made With 3D Mammography In Rye Brook

There aren’t many of the new 3D digital mammography machines around yet, but Rye Radiology in Rye Brook has one.

10/09/2012

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Sen. Blumenthal Calls For Greater FDA Oversight Amid Growing Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Blumenthal said the compound pharmacies appear to operate in a “regulatory black hole,” which must be closed.

10/07/2012

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NJ Health Officials ID Facilities In Meningitis Scare

Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd said no cases have been uncovered in New Jersey, but in a statement said “This is an ongoing investigation and the full scope of the affected patients and facilities is not yet known.”

10/05/2012

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New Study Finds Concerning Levels Of Arsenic In Rice Products

The study found higher levels of arsenic in brown rice than white rice because of the way it’s processed. It also found higher levels of arsenic in rice produced in southern states than in rice from California or Asia.

09/19/2012

FILE - An oyster worker checks a batch of Blue Point oysters in New York. (Photo credit" Thomas Viguier/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA: Don’t Eat Shellfish From Oyster Bay

The FDA says the New York state DEC closed the waters to harvesting on July 13 after several cases of people getting sick from eating raw or partially cooked shellfish from the area were reported.

07/24/2012

Recalled yellowfin tuna (Credit: CBS 2)

Salmonella Scare Affects 24 New Yorkers As Yellowfin Tuna Is Recalled

Do you have any spicy tuna sushi in the fridge? Well beware, because there’s a big salmonella scare. 116 people nationwide — 24 in New York — have gotten salmonella after eating sushi, including nine in Suffolk County and two in Nassau County.

04/14/2012

A man tries to cool himself with a bottle of water. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images, FILE)

Ask Asa: BPA

After years of debate, the Food and Drug Administration rejects a call to ban the chemical BPA in food packaging.

03/30/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Senator Schumer Takes On Popular New Energy Shot

U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in lipstick-sized canisters is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement.

02/19/2012

No-Doz may be among the over the counter products that was mixed with prescription medicine. (credit:CBS2)

FDA Warns That OTC And Prescription Pills May Have Been Mixed

The Food and Drug Administration has released a warning about a potential mix-up involving powerful prescription pills.

01/09/2012

Senator Charles Schumer (Credit:WCBS)

Sen Schumer: ‘Super Painkillers Could Lead To Violent Robberies’

A U.S. senator is warning that a new batch of super painkillers now under review could lead to violent robberies.

01/08/2012

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