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Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Assembly, Moves To Senate

Albany, NY (WIBX) - A bill to legalise medicinal marijuana just passed the Assembly and was delivered to the State Senate.

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Senators Prevent Shady Sunscreen Labels From Blinding Consumers

Albany, NY (WIBX) - Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are joining forces to make certain that consumers are not blinded by misleading sunscreen labels.

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FDA May Approve Truvada for HIV Prevention, But Controversy Looms

On Thursday, the Food And Drug Administration will meet to decide whether Truvada, a drug which is used to manage HIV, should also be approved as a way of preventing the spread of the disease.

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FDA to Review Inhalable Caffeine Product for Safety

An inhalable caffeine powder that went on the market late last month in two states is under review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to determine whether the product is safe.

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Senator Schumer Asks FDA To Investigate Caffeine Inhaler

(WIBX) - Senator Charles Schumer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to investigate "Aeroshot," a caffeine inhaler sold in small, lipstick-sized canisters.

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FDA Grants Approval for First Skin Cancer Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, on Monday.

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FDA Gives Stamp of Approval to Weekly Diabetes Treatment

Some good news for sufferers of type 2 diabetes: the FDA has approved Bydureon, the first weekly treatment for the disease.

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Pot-Based Prescription Drug Seek FDA Approval

Only a small number of states currently have laws on the books allowing medical marijuana, but help may be on the horizon for patients in other states who could benefit from the ingredients in cannabis plants — clinical trials are currently underway for the world’s first pharmaceutical developed from raw marijuana instead of synthetic equivalents.

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Schumer Warns FDA About New Pain Killers

New York, NY (WIBX) - New York Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Drug Administration to greatly limit the availability of a new super-drug reportedly ten-times more powerful than Vicodin.

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FDA Says Flu Injector Devices Not Approved as Vaccines

Flu vaccines have always been dreaded by those who hate shots, but this year a company called PharmaJet introduced a device that uses “a high-pressure steam of liquid to pierce the skin and deliver the vaccine.” The needle-phobics rejoiced.

But now the FDA is saying, Not so fast.

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