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Government recommends children, some women, limit fish intake

...may become pregnant, and young children should not eat certain kinds of fish that tend to be high in mercury, said Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. While mercury can affect almost any organ in the body...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/20/liv_409363.shtml
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Federal officials trying to find a test for West Nile

...response to the virus, a process that takes about 15 days. Coming up with a quick blood test is a priority, said Dr. Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the nation's blood supply. "We are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/04/tec_350794.shtml
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Flu fiasco lessons learned

...Just 10 years ago, five manufacturers produced flu vaccine shots for Americans. That number has dropped to two. Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, testified before Congress two years ago that he feared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/22/liv_432012.shtml
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Flu fiasco lessons learned

...Just 10 years ago, five manufacturers produced flu vaccine shots for Americans. That number has dropped to two. Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, testified before Congress two years ago that he feared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/22/liv_432011.shtml
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FDA found problems at flu vaccine plant in 2003

...problems caused the loss of roughly 50 million flu shots destined for the United States. Acting FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford said the 2003 problems and those that tainted this year's vaccine were unrelated. "The proof of that is that the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/19/liv_434908.shtml
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Government bans cattle blood in feed, nears end of probe

...mad cow. Agriculture Secretary Anne Veneman, and the Food and Drug Administration's deputy commissioner, Dr. Lester Crawford, were to testify. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration, trying to close loopholes in its bans on livestock...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/28/liv_402557.shtml
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FDA to decide what counts as low-carb heady

...them. It's an effort to "demystify the current confusion about carbohydrates," says FDA Deputy Commissioner Lester Crawford, who predicts a substantial number of products will have to change their labels as a result. As the FDA deliberates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/16/met_408910.shtml
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FDA to decide what's really a low-carb food

...grams. It's an effort to "demystify the current confusion about carbohydrates," says FDA Deputy Commissioner Lester Crawford, who expects a substantial number of products will have to change their labels as a result. As the FDA deliberates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/16/liv_408904.shtml
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Group alleges delayed reports of Crestor side effects

...FDA's ability to promptly assess the safety of this uniquely dangerous drug," Wolfe wrote FDA Acting Commissioner Lester Crawford Tuesday. AstraZeneca insists that Crestor is no more risky than other cholesterol-lowering "statin" drugs, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/07/liv_424566.shtml
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FDA official resigns in protest of morning-after pill decision

...years to begin nonprescription sales, and the FDA's latest postponement of its fate was a surprise: Commissioner Lester Crawford won Senate confirmation to take his job only after promising members of Congress to make a final decision by Sept...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/01/liv_522.shtml
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