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FDA Approves Hangover ‘Remedy’

“Really, it targets all of the major symptoms,” said creator Brenna Haysom. “The thing that’s special about is it works so quickly.”

12/03/2011

Dr. Mehmet Oz (Mike Coppola/ Getty Images Entertainment)

Was Dr. Oz Right? Consumer Reports Urges FDA To Limit Arsenic In Fruit Juice

The television personality drew a lot of heat in September when he claimed on his show that trace amounts of arsenic in apple juice may pose a health risk.

11/30/2011

FILE - Dr. Mehmet Oz (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Dr. Oz Under Fire From FDA For Arsenic In Apple Juice Claims

The FDA and a leading doctor are refuting claims by television show host Dr. Mehmet Oz that trace amounts of arsenic in many apple juice products pose a health risk.

09/15/2011

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NJ DEP Gives OK To Baykeeper Oyster Project In Raritan Bay

State officials said Monday that the NY/NJ Baykeeper can go ahead with plans to establish an oyster colony at a protected pier at the Earle Naval Weapons Station in Monmouth County.

09/13/2011

FILE - A man after an operation on his left knee. (Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

New Device Could Help Doctors Monitor Patient’s Prosthetic Joints, Implants

North Bergen orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lee Berger has designed the Ortho-tag, a chip programmed with patient information that can be scanned from outside the body with the wave of a wand.

07/24/2011

FILE -- A woman receives a hair makeover. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Calls For Regulation Of Hair-Smoothing Products

Women will pay hundreds of dollars to get straight hair, but some members of Congress say they may be putting their health at risk and want the FDA to regulate products containing ´╗┐formaldehyde´╗┐.

07/10/2011

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Under Pressure From FDA, Idaho Producer Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts

Facing pressure from the FDA, an Idaho sprout producer has recalled its alfalfa and spicy sprouts because they may be linked to 21 cases of salmonella poisoning, including some in New Jersey.

07/01/2011

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FDA Warns Consumers Not To Eat Evergreen Produce Alfalfa Sprouts

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat Evergreen Produce brand alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts because they may be linked to 20 cases of salmonella poisoning.

06/27/2011

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FDA Issues Graphic Warning Labels For Cigarette Packs To Deter Smoking

The anti-smoking lobby in New York has a new weapon. The Food and Drug Administration will require all packs of cigarettes to include graphic warning labels conveying the dangers of smoking.

06/21/2011

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Pushes Bill To Address Drug Shortages

Sen. Schumer was at the Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center to promote the “Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act,” which would require drug makers to notify the FDA when a shortage of raw materials or other problem would likely cause a medication shortage.

06/01/2011

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HealthWatch: Food Dye And ADHD

Children love to indulge in tasty treats, but now there could be a link between dyes in those foods and hyperactivity, Dr. Max Gomez reports.

03/30/2011

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NY Lawmakers Advance Bill That Would Ban ‘E-Cigarettes’

Some Albany lawmakers want manufacturers to prove to the FDA that e-cigarettes are an effective smoking cessation aid in order to sell them to adults.

01/25/2011

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Three Young Women Busted For Selling Four Loko In NJ

Police in northern New Jersey say they’ve arrested three women for selling the alcohol energy drink Four Loko to undercover officers.

01/13/2011

A can of Four Loko. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Internet Remains Source Of Four Loko For NYC Buyers

Bronx State Senator Jeff Klein said his office was able to purchase drinks like Four Loko online. He said sites were charging up to seven dollars per can by advertising them as collector’s items.

12/16/2010

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Alcoholic Energy Drinks To Be Off Shelves In Dec.

The Food and Drug Administration says major brands of caffeinated alcoholic drinks should be off store shelves by mid-December.

11/25/2010

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