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American smoking rate declines

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control reveals smoking among American adults has fallen to an all-time low. The latest data shows smoking rates dropped from almost 21% in 2005 to 17.8% in 2013, the lowest in more than 50 years. The number of daily smokers also... Read Story

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Nov 25, 2014 3:44 PM

FDA finalizes menu label guidelines

You'll soon know just how many calories are in your favorite burger, slice of pizza, and even movie popcorn. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized new rules that require calorie information to be clearly posted in food establishments. Menu labeling will apply to restaurants, amusement parks, vending... Read Story

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Nov 25, 2014 6:43 AM

FDA approves first hard-to-abuse painkiller

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug called Hysingla, the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller Hydrocodone. The drug's manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, says the once-a-day tablet is difficult to crush, break or dissolve. Critics warn Hysingla could be even more dangerous than other Opioids because... Read Story