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Data show that acetaminophen is linked to more deaths than any other over-the-counter pain reliever. During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too acetaminophen, one of the nation's most popular pain relievers. ProPublica takes an in-depth look at the dangers and what the Food and Drug Administration has long known about the risks.
It sounds like a Third World problem: Hospitals are rationing, bartering and hoarding critical nutrients that premature infants need to survive. But it's a problem that's happening in the Washington area and in other major cities across the country.
With the sun beating down in this extreme heat, it's important for you -- and your kids -- to wear sunscreen. But what sunscreen is effective and safe for both you and the environment?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that you could catch fire by wearing certain sunscreens and standing too close to flames.
Got a problem with a medical device, drug, or vaccine? Now, there's an app for that.
Under new FDA guidelines, consumers will know from the sunscreen label whether the product is broad spectrum and protects against skin cancer or whether it will just help prevent a sunburn.
The dairy industry wants to start using artificial sweeteners in flavored milks, like chocolate or strawberry milk, without labeling it "reduced-" or "low-calorie."
Just days after researchers warned of health risks from sugar-free diet soft drinks, scientists are sounding the alarm about regular sugary soft drinks.
Department of Agriculture inspectors could be furloughed for up to 15 days under sequestration. That would force meatpacking plants to intermittently shut down and would result in less meat in grocery stores. Prices would rise.
A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to five months in prison for selling misbranded, non-FDA approved prescription drugs.
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