Tag Archives: FDA

Fla. Senate Backs Bill to Ban Selling E-Cigarettes to Minors

By on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Electronic cigarettes could be regulated by a Florida Senate Bill to prevent minors from buying them.

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Gainesville Restaurants, Supermarkets On Board With New Gluten-Free FDA Regulations

By on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Gainesville residents with celiac disease won’t have to search far for gluten-free foods. A new FDA ruling has defined “gluten-free” labels, and many Gainesville eateries are already ahead of the curve.

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Gainesville area reacts to morning-after pill legislation

By and on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

The Food and Drug Administration will make the most widely known morning-after pill available on drugstore shelves to women ages 15 and older.

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In the News: Boston conflicting reports, Immigration proposal released, Teachers sue over evaluation system, FDA bans generic OxyContin

By on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Boston courthouse evacuated after FBI rebukes report of bomb suspect arrest – After contradicting reports, an official FBI statement was released saying no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack at this time. The Atlantic Wire [...]

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In wake of gay marriage debate, UF student questions FDA blood donation policy

By on April 5th, 2013 | Last updated: April 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Since the 1980s, the Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from gay men because of the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission. University of Florida student James J. Sadler hopes that ban will be lifted, so he and other gay men can donate blood.

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In the News: Largo man shoots up office, newly-approved cancer drug, gangster injures Chihuahua, watered-down beer

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: February 27, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Largo police: Man shoots up office building, then wounds himself – A man distraught over suspicions about his wife having an affair walked into an office complex early Wednesday morning and began firing a semi-automatic handgun. Tampa Bay Times Researchers [...]

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One-third of fish sold are not what they seem

By and on February 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: February 24, 2013 at 8:16 am

Fraudulent fish have been flooding the markets as a new study reveals fishy behavior by retail outlets.

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In the News: Reopened murder case, NE Florida highways, Medicaid expansion, blindness devices

By and on February 21st, 2013 | Last updated: February 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Hernando County reopens 20 year-old murder case – Twenty years after 12-year-old Jennifer Odom’s body was found in Hernando County, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Department is assigning a full-time detective to the case. The case was originally featured on NBC’s [...]

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Students turn to energy drinks as FDA investigates safety

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Students rely on energy drinks to provide necessary energy for the day, but too much caffeine can be bad for a person’s health.

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In the News: economy looks up, Giants sweep Series, hurricane poses political threat, states’ failed oversight

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: October 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

Personal Spending, Income Up In September – The Commerce Department reported today that consumer spending went up 0.8 percent in September, the best showing since February. September’s consumer spending, which followed a 0.5 percent August gain, is significant because it [...]

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