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The FDA announced Tuesday it has approved making the Plan B morning-after pill available over the counter. But purchasers have to be at least 15 to buy it, and will have to provide proof of age at the cash register.
Young teenage girls may soon be able to get the so-called “morning after pill” without a doctor’s or a parent’s permission. A Brooklyn judge dealt the Obama administration a blow, saying age restrictions must go.
Federal investigators found a New Jersey bakery distributor’s so-called “sugar free” products are secretly loaded with sugar, which can be dangerous to many people.
In both cases, issues with the seals on the cans could allow dangerous organisms in or lead to spoilage.
A Citizens Campaign for the Environment survey showed 51 percent of the 59 facilities it more than half of Suffolk County’s medical facilities are flushing their unused and expired medications down the toilet.
From misleading serving sizes to confusing calorie counts, many think nutrition labels are due for an update.
State Sen. Jeffrey Klein has called for the substance dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, to be banned from sports nutritional supplements. The stimulant is available in pill, powder and drink form at vitamin and health food stores like GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.
Federal regulators have warned more than 350 medical practices that Botox they may have received from a Canadian supplier is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe.
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?
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.
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.
The FDA learned of two heart transplant patients who got fungal infections after being given a third product from the company during surgery.
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.
There aren’t many of the new 3D digital mammography machines around yet, but Rye Radiology in Rye Brook has one.