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FDA Warns Tattoo Ink Can Cause Infection

Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first.


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Sunscreen: To Use Or Not To Use?

(CBS Charlotte) — While Americans have been using sunscreen for around one hundred years, new research shows that certain brands of sunscreen might be doing more harm than good. In the United States, nearly one […]

CBS Charlotte–06/20/2013

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Feds Now Back Morning-After Pills For All Girls

NEW YORK (AP) — After setting off a storm of criticism from abortion rights groups upset that a Democratic president had sided with social conservatives, the Obama administration said it will comply with a judge’s […]

CBS Charlotte–06/11/2013

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FDA Warns Of Infections From Injected Pain Meds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health officials are investigating cases involving patients who suffered complications after being injected with potentially contaminated medications made by a Tennessee specialty pharmacy. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday the […]

CBS Charlotte–05/24/2013

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FDA Evaluates Caffeinated Products, Wrigley Withdraws Gum From Market

(CBS Charlotte) — Less than two weeks after Wrigley’s announced the launch of their new product, “Alert Energy Caffeine Gum,“ the company announced yesterday that it was temporarily withdrawing the caffeinated gum from the market […]

CBS Charlotte–05/09/2013

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Plan B Now Available Over-The-Counter

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS Charlotte) — The Plan B morning-after pill is moving over-the-counter, a decision announced by the Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline. On Tuesday, the FDA decided that girls who […]

CBS Charlotte–05/01/2013

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US To Revise Cigarette Warning Labels

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers […]

CBS Charlotte–03/20/2013

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FDA Warns Of Another Compounding Pharmacy Recall

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors that a compounding pharmacy is recalling syringes of the Roche drug Avastin after receiving reports of eye infections among patients. The FDA say Georgia-based Clinical Specialties has […]

CBS Charlotte–03/20/2013


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