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Source: AP (Josh Anderson)

WPB Officer Charged With Selling Controlled Substances On Duty

A West Palm Beach police officer is charged with selling controlled substances while in uniform and on duty.

CBS Miami–04/11/2014

(Source: Medscape.com)

Doctors, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of New Rx Painkiller

A new pain killer has gotten FDA approval. It’s called Zohydro. It’s the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. But some disapprove.

CBS Miami–04/04/2014

(Source: CBS4)

FDA Approves Nerve-Stimulating Headband To Treat Migraines

For those who suffer from frequent migraines, there could be a quick fix and it’s all in a headband.

04/01/2014

(Source: FDA.gov)

FDA Proposes Changes To Nutrition Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a proposed update to the Nutrition Facts label seen on most packaged foods in the U.S. The changes would replace what the FDA called “out-of-date” serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat.

CBS Miami–02/27/2014

(Photo courtesy: Chick-fil-A/Facebook)

Chick-Fil-A To Use Chicken Without Antibiotics

A popular quick-serve chicken restaurant is opting to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics.

02/12/2014

(Source: AP/Peter Morrison)

Experts Increasingly Contemplate End Of Smoking

Health officials have begun to call “end game” on cigarette-smoking in America.

02/09/2014

Dogs And Cats

FDA Warns Of Pet Illnesses Linked To Jerky Treats

The Food and Drug Administration wants South Florida veterinarians, and others around the country, to let them know if they encounter pets getting sick after eating jerky treats.

CBS Miami–10/23/2013

WebRecall

Chobani Recalls Some Yogurt Cups Over Mold Concerns

Chobani, a popular Greek yogurt, has recalled several yogurt cups, a move prompted by reports of illnesses by some costumers.

09/05/2013

(Source: CBS4)

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

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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