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UPDATE 2-S.Korea warns of “serious risk” from vaping, considers sales ban

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea on Wednesday advised people to stop using liquid e-cigarettes due to growing health concerns and vowed to speed up an investigation into whether to ban sales, a move likely to hit major producers such as Juul and local tobacco company KT&>. A man vapes in Seoul, South Korea, October 23, Read More

Johnson & Johnson CEO testified Baby Powder was safe 13 days before FDA bombshell

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facing off against a plaintiff’s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the company’s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company’s iconic brand was safe. FILE PHOTO: Johnson & JohnsonÕs Chief Executive Alex Gorsky speaks during a recorded deposition in New York, Read More

REFILE-FDA Grants First-Ever Modified Risk Orders To Eight Smokeless Tobacco Products

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(Adds Swedish Match ric) Oct 22 (Reuters) – * FDA GRANTS FIRST-EVER MODIFIED RISK ORDERS TO EIGHT SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCTS * U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION – HAS AUTHORIZED MARKETING OF PRODUCTS THROUGH MODIFIED RISK TOBACCO PRODUCT PATHWAY * U.S. FDA – AUTHORIZATIONS ARE FOR 8 SWEDISH MATCH USA, INC. SNUS SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCTS SOLD Read More

Study finds lead in 95 percent of baby foods: Dr. Siegel says parents should not worry

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Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel said parents should not worry — but must pay close attention — after an alarming study on popularbaby foods in the U.S.revealed that 95 percent of products tested containedtoxic ingredients, including arsenic and lead. “They shouldn’t be worried, but they should be paying attention to this,” he said Monday on “America’s Newsroom.” The Read More

Sanofi pulls Zantac from U.S. and Canada after carcinogen found

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sanofi SA said on Friday it would recall popular heartburn medicine Zantac in the United States and Canada, after the medicines were linked with a probable cancer-causing impurity. FILE PHOTO: A bottle of Zantac heartburn drug is seen in this picture illustration taken October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Illustration/File Photo The French Read More

FDA approves Alexion’s Ultomiris for another rare blood disease

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc’s treatment for a second rare blood disorder, the company said. The treatment, Ultomiris, has already been approved in the United States, Japan and the European Union to treat adults with blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Friday’s approval allows its use Read More

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder over asbestos concerns

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Johnson & Johnson on Friday announced a voluntary recall of a single lot of its baby powder over concerns the product may contain asbestos. In a statement posted to its website, the company said the recall was issued “out of an abundance of caution” after testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated “the presence Read More

UPDATE 1-Sanofi pulls Zantac from U.S. and Canada after carcinogen found

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sanofi SA said on Friday it would recall popular heartburn medicine Zantac in the United States and Canada, after the medicines were linked with a probable cancer-causing impurity. FILE PHOTO: A bottle of Zantac heartburn drug is seen in this picture illustration taken October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Illustration/File Photo The French Read More

Johnson & Johnson recalls single lot of Baby Powder after asbestos trace found

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US drug company Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it would recall a single lot of its Baby Powder in the US after the Food and Drug Administration found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online. According to the firm, the recall is limited to one lot of its Baby Read More

At least 33 dead in vape epidemic; CDC says black market THC products playing ‘major role’

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At least 33 deaths across 24 states have now been linked to vape-related illnesses, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that illegal or black market THC products are largely fueling the outbreak, but stopping short of identifying these products as the main cause. Of the victims in 1,479 confirmed EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping Read More