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Apr 19, 2012

''Think carrots, not candy as school snack, group suggests''

"Junk food may soon be hard to buy at American public schools as the U.S. government readies new rules requiring healthier foods to be sold beyond the cafeteria - a move most parents support, according to a poll released on Thursday."

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Source: Reuters

School Food
Mar 14, 2012

''Study: Imported Food Increasingly Causing US Illness''

"Imported food is making Americans sick more frequently than ever, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC."

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Source: Voice of America

Food Hazards
Mar 14, 2012

''Food imports blamed for disease outbreaks''

"Nearly half of all food borne disease outbreaks in 2009 and 2010 were caused by imported food according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control."

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Source: ABC7 KGO-TV

Food Hazards
Mar 11, 2012

''Fake Avastin shows very little protects drug supply''

"As drug counterfeiters step up their sales of bogus medicines, global health regulators have few protections in place to prevent them from reaching patients, and new laws aimed at addressing the problem could be years away ... "

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Source: Reuters

Drug Safety
Mar 9, 2012

''Industry Alliance Floats Lot-Level Drug Tracing System in Legislative Proposal''

"An industry coalition forming consensus around drug track and trace systems is floating a legislative proposal that would trace drugs on the lot level while also requiring product level identification ... "

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Source: FDA Week

Drug Safety
Mar 1, 2012

''Antibiotic Resistance: An Emerging Food Safety Concern''

"Antibiotics are drugs capable of killing bacteria or disrupting their reproduction without harming their host, and have been used for more than 70 years to treat people with infections and for more than 50 years in veterinary medicine."

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Source: Food Safety Magazine

Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Feb 16, 2012

''Fakes Infiltrate Injectable Drugs''

"News that a counterfeit version of the cancer drug Avastin was found in the U.S. highlights a rising threat: fakes of costly injectable therapies, rather than simple pills, such as Viagra."

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

Drug Manufacturing and Distribution, Drug Safety
Feb 16, 2012

''System to catch fake drugs has idled for years''

"The news this week that a fake version of the cancer medicine Avastin has made its way into the United States highlights a longtime concern: There are few safeguards to make sure fake drugs can be spotted before they make it to your doctor’s office."

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Source: Associated Press

Drug Manufacturing and Distribution, Drug Safety
Feb 13, 2012

Healthy changes coming to school lunches

"The Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act takes effect in the 2013-14 school year and will require school lunches to be healthier for students."

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Source: ABC News

Feb 13, 2012

''A Squeeze on Customers Ahead of New Rules''

"Banks are struggling to make money in the credit card business these days, and consumers are paying the price. Interest rates are going up, credit lines are being cut and a variety of new fees are being imposed on even the best cardholders."

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Source: The New York Times