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Monday, September 22, 2014

9/22/14 Health News: Is FDA Burying Research About Antibiotics? ♦ Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings ♦ Search for Toxic Drug Capsules

Is FDA Burying Research About Antibiotics?

In the ongoing efforts against dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been painted alternately as a help and a hindrance. But according to a bombshell report released today, the agency has been burying important evidence indicating that antibiotic use on farms poses a significant threat to public health. Continue Reading

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings

A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, Continue Reading

Chinese Authorities Search for Whereabouts of Toxic Capsules

An investigation is underway to track the whereabouts of 90 million drug capsules contaminated with the heavy metal chromium that were released to the market in China earlier this year, according to officials in the eastern province of Zhejiang. Continue Reading





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