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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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SoCal Businesses Raided, Arrests Made In Nitrous Oxide Sting

Authorities say several people Friday were arrested on suspicion of illegally selling nitrous oxide for recreational use.

03/22/2013

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Bioengineered Salmon Has Some Consumers Smelling Something Fishy

Whether raised on a farm or fished from the wild, salmon is a popular protein choice for consumers — especially those wanting a health-conscious diet.

02/14/2013

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FDA Sends Letters To 350 Clinics Possibly Using Unapproved Versions Of Botox

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent letters to 350 medical practices last month alerting them they may have received unapproved medications from a foreign supplier.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2012

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The Real-Life ‘Limitless’? Narcolepsy Drug Used To Provide Extra Energy Boost

A narcolepsy drug, dubbed the “Viagra for the brain”, is being used by some people to increase their brain function.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/20/2012

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‘Operation Fashion Faux Pas’ Nets Designer Knockoffs In OC

Hundreds of counterfeit goods have been seized following a six-month crackdown on multiple retailers in Orange County, officials announced Friday.

11/16/2012

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