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Feds To Allow Plan B Contraceptive With No Restrictions

The Obama Administration will drop its objections to a court order and allow girls of any age to purchase emergency contraception without a prescription.

CBS Miami–06/11/2013

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FDA Regulations Change Sun Screen Labels

South Florida is the sunshine state and we’re used to slathering on lots of sunscreen but take a closer look at your sunscreen this summer and you might notice the bottles are presented a little differently this year.

CBS Miami–05/24/2013

Is the food you buy already past its expiration date? (CBS4)

Is Your Food At Risk?

The head of Florida’s Supermarket food safety inspections now worries about forced cut backs on the number of sanitation checks Statewide following budget cuts that have left the program with fewer inspectors.

CBS Miami–05/11/2013

A small protest was held Wednesday against the Red Cross rule stating gays cannot donate blood. (CBS4)

S. Fla. Gay Community Protesting FDA Blood Donation Rule

Things were pretty quiet at the blood-mobile Wednesday. It was sitting on Wilton Drive, in the middle of what’s known as “The Gayberhood.” So there are a lot of people here who can’t give, even though many would like to.

CBS4–05/08/2013

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FDA Proposes Changes For Tanning Beds

Teens who prefer to tan inside rather than make use of the Miami sun may see a change if a Food and Drug Administration’s proposal gets approved.

CBS Miami–05/07/2013

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Mistakes With Pet Prescriptions Can Prove Deadly

We’ve all heard stories of someone being prescribed the wrong medicine, or the wrong dose, with devastating consequences. Now, a warning has been issued for pet owners. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said these deadly mistakes are also being made with pet prescriptions.

CBS4–12/12/2012

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Gene-Altered Mosquitoes May Be Used To Fight Dengue Fever In Key West

Key West may soon be inundated with hundreds of thousands of pesky mosquitoes but their release would actually be for a good cuase.

CBS4–12/06/2012

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More Parents Trying Melatonin To Help Kids Sleep

As many parents know, getting your child to sleep can sometimes be a monumental task. Now, more and more parents are turning to a supplement called melatonin to get their children to fall asleep at night.

CBS4–12/03/2012

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Ranbaxy Recalls Generic Version Of Lipitor

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled dozens of lots of its generic version of cholesterol drug Lipitor because some may contain tiny glass particles, the latest in a string of manufacturing deficiencies that once led U.S. regulators to bar imports of the Indian company’s medicines.

CBS4–11/26/2012

Lipitor(atorvastain calcium) tablets made by Pfizer and distributed by Parke-Davis are seen November 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. Pfizer's patent on the best-selling drug of all-time, the cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor, expired on November 30, 2011, opening the path to generic competitors for America's most popular medication. Lipitor came on the market in 1997, and has raked in some $100 billion for Pfizer even in a crowded market that includes various other cholesterol-lowering statins, many of which have already gone generic. In the United States, anti-cholesterol drugs account for 255 million prescriptions a year, and about nine million people are taking Lipitor. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Risk Of Glass Particles In Generic Lipitor Prompts FDA Recall

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling more than 40 lots of atorvastatin pills — the generic version of the popular statin Lipitor — over possible glass contamination.

CBS4–11/23/2012

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