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FDA warns of massive diabetes test strip recall

The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with diabetes about the recall of 62 million glucose test strips used to measure blood sugar levels. Full story

Q&A: Tracking the source of stomach bug outbreak

State and federal investigators are trying to figure out the source of a stomach bug that has sickened 372 people in 15 states. Iowa and Nebraska have linked some cases in their states to eating pre-packaged salad mix, but the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Full story

FDA warning might be cited in Afghan slayings case

A lawyer for an American soldier set to be sentenced for killing 16 Afghan civilians may cite a new Food and Drug Administration warning about the psychiatric side effects of an antimalarial drug used by U.S. troops. Full story

Chelsea Therapeutics reports new Northera delay

Chelsea Therapeutics International Ltd. announced another delay in the review of its drug Northera on Monday, saying there are technical problems with its application. Full story

FDA warns on vitamin supplement containing steroids, cites risks

(Reuters) - A vitamin B dietary supplement called B-50 contains two anabolic steroids and has been cited as causing unusual hair growth in women and impotence in men, U.S. health regulators said on Friday, warning consumers to avoid the product. Full story

FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods

Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat — more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese — comes from abroad, and the government is taking steps now to make it safer. Full story

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  FDA proposes rules to improve safety of food produced abroad

Thousands die every year from food-related illnesses, but the FDA’s new proposed rules for oversight of imported food would require the importers to meet certain standards before food comes into the U.S. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Dietary supplement taken off the market

The FDA announced Tuesday that after public pressure and warnings from the agency, the last company offering a potentially dangerous weight-loss supplement has stopped doing so. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  FDA reduces arsenic levels in apple juice

The Food and Drug Administration is lowering the current acceptable amount of arsenic in apple juice from 23 parts per billion to 10.

  FDA approves new treatment for hot flashes

For women of a certain age, there could be a new answer to a troubling problem. The FDA has approved a medication for hot flashes that doesn't involve hormone therapy. NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports.

  FDA recommends lower Ambien dosage

Those who take products containing zolpidem, best known by the drug’s brand name Ambien, are now being advised to take less of the medication. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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