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Food and Drug Administration

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  • Ordinance change: Skokie adopts ban of e-cigarettes in public places

    Ordinance change: Skokie adopts ban of e-cigarettes in public places
    Electronic cigarettes and other "e-smoking" products have been added to Skokie's ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places. Representatives of Skokie's Health Department and Board of Health indicated that other measures, including an increase in...
  • Hospira gets new FDA warning over facility in Italy

    Drug and medical device maker Hospira said Tuesday that it received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration following an inspection at a company factory in Italy. The company has received five warnings from the FDA in less than two years....
  • FDA: Hospira's corrective actions at Italy plant weren't enough

     FDA: Hospira's corrective actions at Italy plant weren't enough
    The Food and Drug Administration has warned Hospira that corrective actions the drugmaker made at an Italy facility weren't sufficient, the company disclosed Tuesday in a regulatory filing. The FDA in a March 31 letter said Hospira lacked written...
  • FDA questions evidence for lower-risk tobacco product

    U.S. health regulators have questions about the data submitted by tobacco maker Swedish Match in its bid to become the first company to market a smokeless tobacco product as less harmful than cigarettes. Food and Drug Administration scientists say they...
  • Recall alert: Be aware of undeclared nuts

    Recall alert: Be aware of undeclared nuts
    I call carambolas perfect little garnishes for the woefully garnishing-impaired. Simply wash and slice, and you are left with edible, golden stars for spring salads and decorative touches in beverages. But the fresh flavor is a great ingredient as well....
  • Cow DNA found in human breast milk purchased online

    Cow DNA found in human breast milk purchased online
    Is breast milk always best for babies? Not when it's purchased over the Internet, according to a new study. Researchers who tested 102 samples of breast milk purchased from popular milk-sharing websites found that one in 10 contained substantial amounts...
  • Short-term deal keeps Amtrak route between Chicago and Indianapolis open

    Short-term deal keeps Amtrak route between Chicago and Indianapolis open
     Indiana state and federal agencies announced Monday a short-term deal to keep Amtrak service between Indianapolis and Chicago going and are working on a long-term agreement. A federal Railroad Administration policy announced last month would have...
  • Mt. Prospect store owner accused of selling illegal prescription drugs

    Mt. Prospect store owner accused of selling illegal prescription drugs
    The owner of a Mount Prospect grocery store has been charged with selling prescription antibiotics illegally over the counter following a sting operation, officials said. Authorities said they seized 1,400 pills, including 15 different brands of...
  • Investment, possible sale could boost eNeura's migraine treatment device

    Investment, possible sale could boost eNeura's migraine treatment device
    More than a decade after Maryland inventor Robert Fischell began exploring the use of magnets to relieve migraine pain, the idea could be on the verge of a $65 million sale. A deal with a Texas medical device company announced last week gives Baltimore-...
  • 'Right To Try' Law Won't Grant Access To Unapproved Drugs

    'Right To Try' Law Won't Grant Access To Unapproved Drugs
    Last month, the General Assembly's Public Health Committee unanimously approved and sent to the House floor a bill that purports to grant terminally ill patients access to medicines and therapies not yet approved by the federal Food and Drug...
  • Water: What you need to know about keeping hydrated

    Water: What you need to know about keeping hydrated
    For two decades, we've been encouraged — some might say hounded — into making drinking water a habit. We carry it in plastic bottles, reusable canisters, on our backs to suck through elaborate tubing. We might even hire a doctor to have it...