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Briefly: Summit No. 20 — Twitter chitchat — World of recalls
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Briefly: Summit No. 20 — Twitter chitchat — World of recalls

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Spread joy, not germsOn Dec. 6 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a Twitter chat to...

December 2, 2017December 2, 2017by
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Treating The New Hep C Generation On Their Turf

UKIAH, Calif. — Once a week, Dr. Diana Sylvestre puts her medical expertise to use in a rickety old house frequented by drug users in this small Northern California city. She sets up in a stuffy office no bigger than a walk-in closet, just feet from a room where people who shoot heroin or methamphetamine...

December 2, 2017December 2, 2017by
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Doctors Make Big Money Testing Urine For Drugs, Then Ignore Abnormal Results

In April 2014, state and federal drug agents raided Jeffrey Campbell’s medical clinic in Jeffersonville, Ind. Police cars blocked the parking lot as bewildered patients scattered and the agents carted off boxes of records from the doctor’s office. Some of the seized records would show that Campbell endangered patients by prescribing opiates without any medical...

November 30, 2017November 30, 2017by
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University Was Tipped Off To Possible Unauthorized Trials Of Herpes Vaccine

WASHINGTON — The university that employed a controversial herpes vaccine researcher has told the federal government it learned last summer of the possibility of his illegal experimentation on human subjects. But Southern Illinois University did not publicly disclose the tip or its findings about researcher William Halford’s misconduct for months, according to a memo obtained...

November 30, 2017November 30, 2017by
Fit & Active bars recalled from Aldi stores for plastic bits
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Fit & Active bars recalled from Aldi stores for plastic bits

Leclerc Foods is recalling a single lot of its Fit & Active brand Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars because a consumer reported finding a small piece of yellow plastic in the product. Although no injuries or illnesses had been reported as of Monday when the recall notice, was posted by the Food and Drug Administration, the company is urging consumers to discard the product immediately....

November 29, 2017November 29, 2017by
Outbreaks in Quebec, Twin Cities traced to Chinese raspberries
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Outbreaks in Quebec, Twin Cities traced to Chinese raspberries

Frozen raspberries imported from China were the source of 615 confirmed cases of norovirus in Quebec between March and July of this year, and of 15 cases in Minnesota in August of 2016. The Quebec outbreak included clients and staff at seven seniors’ residences, two daycare centers and one hotel in four separate administrative regions of the...

November 29, 2017November 29, 2017by
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Got Food Allergies? Add Milk To The Worries For Your Meal

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish Since her son Matt was an infant, Lynda Mitchell knew he had a milk allergy. She controlled the symptoms by switching his baby formula. But when he was 1, Halloween proved horrifying. While trick-or-treating in a pumpkin costume, Matt grabbed...

November 23, 2017November 23, 2017by
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This Thanksgiving, Carve Out Time To Talk About End-Of-Life Wishes

The roast turkey and pecan pie may be the same as always, but growing numbers of families plan to add a tradition to their Thanksgiving holiday this week: a frank talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Paul Malley, president of Aging with Dignity, the agency behind Five Wishes, a popular living will, says requests...

November 23, 2017November 23, 2017by
18.5 tons of Trader Joe’s chicken, turkey salads recalled
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18.5 tons of Trader Joe’s chicken, turkey salads recalled

Green Cuisine is recalling 18.5 tons of Trader Joe’s deli salads because of consumer complaints of hard silica and glass fragments in the turkey and chicken salad products. The individual-serving salads have use-by dates through today, according to the recall notice on the USDA’s Food Service and Inspection Service (FSIS) website. Green Cuisine of San...

November 22, 2017November 22, 2017by
Doctor’s Rx For A Stiff Knee: A Prescription For 90 Percocet Pills
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Doctor’s Rx For A Stiff Knee: A Prescription For 90 Percocet Pills

Insuring Your Health Kaiser Health News contributing columnist Michelle Andrews writes the series Insuring Your Health, which explores health care coverage and costs. To contact Michelle with a question or comment, click here. I recently hobbled to the drugstore to pick up painkillers after minor outpatient knee surgery, only to discover that the pharmacist hadn’t yet filled...

November 22, 2017November 22, 2017by