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FDA warns Dollar Tree about flagged Chinese manufacturers

Nov. 15, 2019 2:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government regulators have again warned Dollar Tree’s parent company about importing drugs and cosmetics that could be tainted due to improper product testing during manufacturing. The Food and Drug Administration said that Greenbrier International also did not properly perform its...

'Fish fence' being tested in Kentucky to stop Asian carp

Nov. 8, 2019 5:11 PM EST

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are hoping a noise-making, bubbling "fish fence" will help stop the spread of destructive Asian carp. At Kentucky's Barkley Dam on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others gathered to commission the new bioacoustic fish fence near a lock at the...

J&J says new tests find no asbestos in recalled baby powder

Oct. 29, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that new testing of a batch of baby powder that was recently recalled did not show any traces of asbestos. Earlier this month the company recalled 33,000 bottles of its talc powder after Food and Drug Administration testing revealed trace amounts of the...

Retailers pull Johnson's baby powder after recall

Oct. 25, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid have pulled some or all 22-ounce bottles of Johnson's baby powder from shelves to avoid confusing consumers, after a minuscule amount of asbestos was found in one bottle. Johnson & Johnson recalled all 33,000 bottles from the same lot as that bottle last Friday, a day after the U.S....

Georgia city wants curbs on medical sterilization factory

Oct. 17, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia city has asked a company that sterilizes medical devices to temporarily stop work over air quality tests that show elevated levels of a carcinogen that leaked from the facility last month. News outlets report Covington officials want Becton Dickinson to cease operations...

US official expects 'hundreds more' cases of vaping illness

Sep. 24, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. could soon climb much higher, a public health official said Tuesday. Dr. Anne Schuchat, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a congressional subcommittee that she believes "hundreds more" lung illnesses have been...

Walgreens, Google affiliate to launch drone delivery test

Sep. 19, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered. Snacks like Goldfish Crackers or gummy bears as well as aspirin for sick kids will be delivered starting next month in Christiansburg, Virginia, by a 10-pound...

Some CBD vapes contain street drug instead of the real thing

Sep. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because what he was vaping didn't have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant...