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  • New Database: Your FDA
    New Database: Your FDA

    In order to make important government health data available to consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a new initiative in June of this year. OpenFDA offers not only ...

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  • FDA Discourages Use of Common Laparoscopic Surgery Method
    FDA Discourages Use of Common Laparoscopic Surgery Method

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discourages the use of power morcellation for the treatment of uterine fibroids or as a means of hysterectomy. Uterine fibroids, called leiomyomata , are ...

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  • Settlement Filed in Meningitis Outbreak
    Settlement Filed in Meningitis Outbreak

    While victims of a meningitis outbreak may never regain full health, a recently filed financial settlement may provide some help. In September 2012, health agencies and physicians noticed an uptick in ...

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  • Understanding the Danger of Codeine for Children
    Understanding the Danger of Codeine for Children

    Although codeine is familiar to many consumers, it is not safe for pediatric patients. Earlier this year, a study published in the journal Pediatrics looked at prescribing patterns for the drug ...

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  • Manufacturer Agrees to Recall Rare Earth Magnets
    Manufacturer Agrees to Recall Rare Earth Magnets

    After a long regulatory battle, the manufacturer of sets of small, high-powered magnets known as Buckyballs agreed to recall the toys. People of all ages are fascinated by magnets. In recent years, ...

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