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Anti-Addiction Groups Call For New FDA Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

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FDA Reverses Course On ‘Spent Grains’ Rule

The FDA is issuing a revised rule that will allow a century old practice of brewers to sell or donate spent grains to continue.

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‘Gluten-Free’ Labeling Standards Take Effect

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting this week, "gluten-free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

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FDA Calls For Less Salt From Food Companies And Restaurants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty. It's a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

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Schumer Asks FDA To Block Powdered Alcohol

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prevent a powdered alcohol from reaching store shelves this fall, saying that it would become "the Kook-Aid of teen binge drinking."

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FDA Reverses Course On ‘Spent Grains’ Regulations

The New York Farm Bureau and Senator Charles Schumer are announcing that the FDA is planning to reverse course on a proposed rule change that would have changed how New York brewers have been disposing of spent grains for centuries.

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Schumer Urges FDA Not To Regulate ‘Spent Grain’ Sale To Farmers

The FDA is proposing legislation that could potentially hurt farmers and brewers across New York State.

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Eating Noodles Tonight? Watch This Video First as Man Finds Plastic in Noodles

Hungry for some noodles?  These may look fine, but, as this video posted on YouTube by twinclouds1 shows, the California company that made them may have added a little something extra.

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Johnson & Johnson Agrees To Pay $2.2 Billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal law enforcement official says Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay over $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations of promoting three prescription drugs for off-label uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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