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Check Supplements For Untested Stimulants

How are we supposed to know what compounds found in supplements could be injurious to our health? Thank goodness for blogs like this one and researchers at Harvard Medical School, where they discovered that many exercise powders and pills contain large amounts of a stimulant called DMBA.

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More than just hot air? Whether e-cigarettes are a good idea remains a question

FDA Proposes E Cigarette Rules

New rules set to be proposed by the FDA would make e-cigarettes off-limits to anyone younger than 18.

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Inhaled Insulin Close To Approval

Millions of Americans with diabetes are closer to being able to inhale, rather than inject lifesaving insulin. 

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FDA Orders DNA Company To Stop Sales

The Food and Drug Administration is ordering a company that sells DNA home-test kits to stop selling them to consumers.

The FDA says the company 23andMe has not proven that its DNA testing service is being done properly or accurately, warning of health risks from inaccurate results

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Most Supplements Violate FDA Rules

Most companies that make dietary supplements have violated Food and Drug Administration rules.

The man who heads the FDA's Dietary Supplement Programs says 70% of the nations supplement companies have broken agency rules over the past five years

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Report Finds Lax Oversight Of Specialty Pharmacies

 A congressional investigation finds that specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year get little state oversight.
 
    The new report from House Democrats shows that most states do not track or routinely inspect compounding pharmacies and that pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise they need

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FDA Investigating Possible Link Between Monster Energy Drink and Five Deaths
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FDA Investigates Possible Link Between Monster Energy Drink and Five Deaths

Today, highly caffeinated drinks are more popular than ever, especially among teens. But one leading energy drink, Monster, is currently under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration for a possible link to five deaths.

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