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Dutch recall 50,000 tons of meat across Europe

(AP)—Dutch authorities are recalling 50,000 tons of meat sold as beef across Europe because its exact source cannot be established and it may contain horse meat, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Apr 10, 2013
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Medical patients aren't bargain hunters

Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) offer low premiums but high deductibles on the premise that patients who are faced with deductibles of $1,000 or more for individual coverage (or twice that for family coverage) will ...

Apr 03, 2013
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FDA says longer use of nicotine gum is OK

The Food and Drug Administration says smokers that are trying to quit can safely use nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended.

Apr 01, 2013
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Farm Rich products recalled over E. coli fears

(AP)—Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas and other Farm Rich products because of a possible contamination with E. coli bacteria.

Mar 29, 2013
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Portugal finds horse painkiller drug in burgers, meatballs

Burgers and meatballs sold in Portugal by French retailer Auchan have been found to contain horsemeat with small traces of an animal painkiller that is potentially harmful to humans, Portugal's consumer watchdog said Thursday.

Mar 07, 2013
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Q&A: Chances of a horse meat scandal in the US?

(AP)—The horse meat scandal that is hitting Europe has yet to spread to the United States, allowing American consumers to rest easier when buying ground beef or sitting down for a plate of meatballs at ...

Feb 28, 2013
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FDA Commissioner: budget cuts mean less safe food

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the lack of a new 2013 budget from Congress and the upcoming across-the-board spending cuts will mean fewer food safety inspections and an increased ...

Feb 28, 2013
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List of five unnecessary vascular tests released

(HealthDay)—The Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) has published "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" in vascular medicine, a list of five tests and procedures that are commonly used but ...

Feb 26, 2013
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