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Don't wait to talk about safe use of over-the-counter drugs

...preparations without adult supervision for minor ailments, according to the FDA.One quick stop online is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Medicines in My Home program. It includes videos with easy to understand details on acetaminophen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/back-school/2015-08-13/dont-wait-tal
Blue Bell tracks down some of the origins of listeria contamination in its ice cream

...according to a report released Wednesday.The Texas-company submitted plans to correct the problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which inspected Blue Bell plants after ice cream was linked to listeria illnesses in four states and three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-10/blue-bell-finds-listerias-
No labels necessary

...Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., the bill would give sole labeling authority to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, heading off a costly and confusing hodgepodge of state-based GMO label laws that could hurt farmers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-07/no-labels-necessary
Georgia smoking rate drops

...e-cigarettes - which mimic the nicotine delivery of cigarettes - and smokeless tobacco.Recently, the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014.E-cigarettes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-05-24/georgia-smoking-rate-drops
How much sugar is in that? A look at soup, salad dressing and other foods with sugar

...many people aren't aware of how much sugar they're eating every day. In fact, that's one reason the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing the first overhaul of nutrition labels in two decades. In addition to highlighting the number...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-04/how-much-sugar-look-soup-s
New wrinkle in Ga. marijuana law

...noted that the governor pushed last year to establish clinical trials at Georgia Regents University under U.S. Food and Drug Administration supervision as is required for conventionally produced pharmaceuticals."I know the governor wants to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-13/new-wrinkle-ga-marijuana
FDA official warns of dangers of caffeine powder

ATLANTA - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official is warning of the dangers of powdered pure caffeine after the deaths of a Georgia man and an Ohio teenager.Michael Landa...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-18/fda-official-warns-dangers-c
NutraSweet to stop making aspartame, downsize Augusta plant

...temperatures during baking and is deemed suitable as a sugar substitute in baked goods, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.FDA-approved aspartame is used in diet sodas, gum, yogurt and other sugar-free or low-calorie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-25/nutrasweet-
More than 14 million beat cancer odds with more new treatments available

...witnessing quite a transformative change in the way we treat patients with cancer."Just in the past year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved six new therapies for cancer, with five of them molecularly-targeted therapies, in addition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-16/more-14-million-survived-can
Herbal supplement industry questions DNA tests after New York halts some sales

...American Botanical Council estimates U.S. 2013 sales of herbal supplements came to $6 billion.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires companies to verify their products are safe and properly labeled, but supplements are exempt from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-08/herbal-supplement-industry