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FDA Reconsiders Consumer Advice On Fish

Posted: 12/15/2008 - The federal government has been saying for years that pregnant women and young children should limit their consumption of fish to avoid exposure to potentially harmful amounts of mercury.

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FDA Advisers: Resrict Some Asthma Drugs

Posted: 12/11/2008 - Medical and scientific advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended that Foradil and Serevent no longer be used for asthma.

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What's Going Around

Posted: 12/11/2008 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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FDA: Risks Of New Asthma Drugs Vary

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The Food and Drug Administration says Advair, a widely used asthma drug, does not appear to have an increased risk of serious complications seen with some newer medicines.

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New Healthiest State Rankings Released

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Louisiana has displaced Mississippi as the unhealthiest U.S. state and other Southern states were close rivals due to high obesity and smoking rates in new rankings that deemed Vermont the healthiest.

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What's Going Around

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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Price Of Asthma Inhalers Skyrockets

Updated: 12/03/2008 - The FDA is banning Albuterol Inhalers and replacing them with more expensive, environmentally friendly ones.

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FTC Rescinds Guidance For Cigarette Low-Tar Ads

Posted: 11/26/2008 - The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday rescinded guidance it issued 42 years ago that has allowed tobacco companies to make claims about tar and nicotine levels based on testing by a machine.

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FDA Finds Traces Of Melamine In U.S. Infant Formula

Posted: 11/26/2008 - Federal regulators say traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula. But the government insists the products are safe.

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Kansas Pharmacist Numbers Ailing

Posted: 11/24/2008 - Experts say a tight pharmacist pool in Kansas could shrink even more if plans to expand the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy are scrapped.

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2007 Kansas Vital Statistics Summary Released

Posted: 11/24/2008 - In 2007, a total of 41,951 births were registered to Kansas residents, 1,055 more than in 2006. The number of births in 2007 is the highest reported since 1981 (41,202).

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Medicaid Pays Millions For Unapproved Drugs

Posted: 11/24/2008 - An analysis of federal data has found that Medicaid is paying millions for drugs that have not been reviewed for safety and effectiveness.

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