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Sen. Charles Schumer proposes regulations on liquid nicotine containers (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Proposes Regulations For Liquid E-Cigarette Containers

Schumer was joined by Dr. Maida Galvez and students from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine to urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require child-proof safety caps and clear warning labels on the liquid containers.

06/29/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up a McDonald's cheeseburger during a news conference in Manhattan on Feb. 9, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Ban ‘Dangerous’ Yoga Mat Chemical From Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban a chemical used to make yoga mats from also being used in food, Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday.

02/09/2014

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Report: Calorie Counts Coming To Millions Of Vending Machines Nationwide

Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.

12/28/2013

Rep. Steve Israel holds a roasted turkey as he urges the FDA to expedite its study into an arsenic-based drug given to the birds, Nov. 27, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Rep. Israel Calls On FDA To Expedite Study Into Potentially Carcinogenic Turkey Drug

An arsenic-based drug called nitarson is given to turkeys to prevent a disease in the birds and the FDA is looking into whether to drug elevates the arsenic level in the mean beyond what would occur naturally.

11/27/2013

Tea and other spices are sold in the spice market in Istanbul, Turkey.  (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

FDA: Rodent Hair, Salmonella Detected In Some Imported Spices

Testing of imported spices between 2007 and 2010 also showed that spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated with salmonella.

10/31/2013

Purity First Health Products' B-50 Vitamin Supplements (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

FDA Says 29 People Sickened By Vitamin Supplements From L.I.

At least 29 people were sickened by Purity First Health Products’ B-50 vitamin supplement because of traces of anabolic steroids, the FDA said. The product is sold in stores and online.

08/01/2013

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

Schumer Calls On FDA To Change Prescription Drug Labels In Effort To Warn Pregnant Women

Schumer was joined by New York doctors on Sunday to call for a nationwide plan to combat the trend of babies being born addicted to prescription drugs or other opiates.

07/01/2012