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Torrance Lawmaker Wants Answers From FDA In Wake Of Superbug Outbreak

A California congressman wants answers from the Food and Drug Administration in the wake of superbug infections at a local hospital now linked to contaminated medical scopes.

02/25/2015

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Rep. Ted Lieu Wants Hearing On Superbug Outbreak

A California congressman wants an investigation into what the Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to contaminated medical scopes.

02/23/2015

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Appetite-Suppressing Pacemaker-Like Device Gives Weight Loss A Boost

A device that promises to turn off hunger is the newest tool in the battle against overeating.

02/06/2015

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Santa Barbara Smokehouse Cold-Smoked Salmon Products Recalled

Officials warned the public on Friday to not eat certain Santa Barbara Smokehouse cold-smoked salmon products, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

CBS Los Angeles–01/09/2015

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City Councilmen Call For End To FDA Ban On Gay Blood Donors

Los Angeles city officials introduced a resolution Tuesday calling for the U.S. government to lift a longstanding prohibition on gay men giving blood at donation drives.

09/09/2014

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FDA Warns Routine Fibroid Surgery May Spread Hidden Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert that a routine procedure to treat fibroids may cause the spread of cancer.

05/08/2014

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Is Bee Sting Therapy Buzzing Into The Mainstream? Clinical Trials Underway For Chronic Pain

Dr. Lydie Hazan spoke to CBS2’s Lisa Sigell about her experience treating patients with Apimed, otherwise known as standardized and purified “venom in a vial”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/25/2014

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LA-Based Doctor, Activists Protest Release Of New Painkiller

A Los Angeles-based doctor, along with several activist groups, protested the recent release of the painkiller Zohydro ER in front of the Food and Drug Administration building in Irvine.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/03/2014

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Canadian Meat Packers Announce Recall Of Salami, Ham Shipped To California

Approximately 8,895 pounds are affected by the recall, said the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

02/22/2014

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Health Officials Issue Warning About Eating Cactus Tainted By Pesticide

State health officials Sunday warned the public about eating cactus that was tainted by a dangerous pesticide in Mexico.

02/16/2014

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Lakewood Woman First To Receive FDA-Approved Implant Designed To Prevent Seizures

The world’s first recipient of an implant designed to prevent seizures hailed the surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC Thursday.

12/19/2013

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Ready-To-Eat Salads, Sandwiches Recalled Over E.coli Concerns

A California company is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products due to the risk that they may be contaminated with E. coli.

11/10/2013

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J&J Recalls Infant Motrin Due To Plastic Specks

Johnson & Johnson is recalling 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula due to the risk that they contain tiny plastic particles.

09/07/2013

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‘Gay Blood Drive’ To Highlight FDA Donor Restrictions

A Southland film director is organizing what’s being billed as the “first-ever nationwide gay blood drive” to increase pressure on federal regulators to lift a ban against blood donors who have had male-to-male sex.

07/11/2013

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Authorities Tally 10 Arrests In Nitrous Crackdown

Ten people have been arrested so far after last week’s federal raid on 17 Southern California auto parts stores accused of distributing nitrous oxide for use as a recreational drug.

03/29/2013

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