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FDA Busy Approving Dozens Of New DrugsEvery year, the FDA carefully reviews tons of new prescription drugs, green-lighting some and canning others.
CMU, UPMC Develop First Flexible Robot To Assist Head & Neck SurgeryA joint venture between UPMC and Carnegie Mellon University has produced the first flexible robot to assist with head and neck surgery.
Real-Life Superhero Pill? Drug Gains Following Due To Off-Label Success As Smart PillA pill that claims to make you smarter, better at everything you do, and limitless at what you can accomplish.
Dole Recalling Bags Of Spinach Salad Over Salmonella ConcernsDole has issued a recall for bags of spinach in Pennsylvania as well as a dozen other states.
FDA Approves Injectable Medicines To Lower Bad CholesterolDwaine Harris has had two stents after bouts of chest pain.
Local Doctor Weighs In On “Little Pink Pill,” Calls It “Disappointing,” “Not Very Effective”The FDA is looking into a new drug being called the "female Viagra,” but one local doctor says it's not something all women should be excited about.
FBI Investigating Johnson & Johnson Over MorcellatorsThe FBI is now investigating Johnson & Johnson over a device used to treat thousands of women for a common problem.
Wines Still On Pa. Store Shelves Despite Arsenic AllegationsThe class action lawsuit against 28 California wineries will not prevent Pennsylvania consumers from finding many of the wines on the shelves of their local wine and spirits stores, even though Kevin Hicks of Beverage Grade, who tested these wines, found “some very, very high levels of arsenic.”
FDA Recommends Approval Of New Drug To Treat Double ChinsAn FDA advisory panel unanimously recommends approval of an injectable drug called deoxycholic acid which dissolves fat. In studies of injections under the chin, MRI scans showed decreased fat over several weeks.
FDA Study Finds Little Evidence Of Antibiotics In MilkIn an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.
FDA Issues Warning As Peanuts Found In Cumin SpiceHundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice - a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.
Costco Recalling Black Pepper That May Contain SalmonellaThe company is recalling thousands of containers of black pepper because they may contain salmonella.

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