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“FDA Proposes Ban on ‘Shock’ Device Used to Curb Self-Harm”

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This April 22, 2016 HealthDayNews article found on the Philly.com website talks about a proposal by the FDA to ban the use of shock devices used for treating self-harm.  Most people these devices are used on have an Intellectual Disability and the FDA thinks about 30 to 40 people in a single facility who are being “treated” with these devices.  Some of the side effects of these devices include skin irritation or burns, and shocking if the device malfunctions but no self-harm is occurring.

“Proposed food labels stress calories, sugar, portions”

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One of Joes food and sometimes even beverage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This February 27, 2014 Detroit Free Press article talks about proposed changes to food and beverage labels that are hoped to make is simpler for consumers to know what the nutritional value of the food they are buying is.

 

 

 

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“E-cigarettes carry allure and dangers”

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This February 3, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about concern by the FDA over the use of e-cigarettes.  The concerns mentioned in the article include not only the idea that for teens, e-cigarettes could be a gateway type device to smoking, but also they have concern about the unknown long-term effects of inhaling propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin both are considered safe as food additives, but it is unknown about the effect of inhaling these chemicals into the lungs.

 

 

 

 

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“Brintellix Approved for Major Depressive Disorder”

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English: Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2006) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 1, 2013 Article found on the Philly.com website talks about a medication recently approved by the FDA for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

“FDA to require more driving simulation tests”

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This January 14, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about the FDA’s concerns about sleep aid medications and their effect on one’s ability to drive safely. Ambien was one of the drugs mentioned in the article.

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