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Thursday, December 5, 2013

12/5/13 Health News: Caffeine Poisoning, Rare Salmonella, Behind Close Doors at the FDA

Is There Such Thing As Caffeine Poisoning?
As he was driving down an Ohio freeway minutes after swallowing five Magnum 357 caffeine pills, Christian Brenner started to vibrate -- and the cars in his rear view mirror did as well. Fortunately, Brenner pulled over and walked around in an effort to try and come down. Today, he swears off caffeine, even coffee -- the mental aftereffect of what he says was straight-up caffeine poisoning. Continue Reading

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: WHO’S TAKING MEETINGS WITH FDA ON FOOD SAFETY?
When President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law in January 2011, it was considered a long-fought, but significant and bipartisan, victory to update the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authority and oversight of the food supply. While much of the wrangling over the language of the law was made public through...Continue Reading

RARE SALMONELLA STRAIN SICKENS 18 IN NORWAY


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