Stories tagged with: FDA

July 21, 2014 - 4:59pm
2 years 4 days ago

Following the death of a central Ohio teenager, more warnings are now being issued about the use of powdered caffeine.

Many of us like to have a cup of coffee in the morning or a caffeinated beverage to give us an extra boost, but recently energy drinks and now even caffeine powder have become increasingly popular.  With the powdered substance, especially, it doesn't take much to cause problems.

"The dose is 1/16th of a teaspoon, and I wouldn't even hardly know how...

August 7, 2011 - 6:23pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

Corpses, cancer patients and children in smoke: just some of the images the federal government plans to put on cigarette packages.

A powerful change to U.S. cigarette packs sparks a heavy debate. The Food And Drug Administration revealed earlier this summer the nine new warning labels that portray the negative health effects of using tobacco. This will be the first authorized change on cigarettes in 25 years. Among the change cigarette labels will now have ...

June 28, 2011 - 4:27pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

Bath Salts, nick named 'The Synthetic Cocaine' draw an increasing concern from local officials as the drug manufacturers are said to be ahead of the law.

Bath salts are crystallized chemicals that are snorted, swallowed or smoked. According to Muskingum Behavioral Health executive Director, Steve Carrel, the drug provides an immediate rush leading to hallucinations. He said, the bath salts were never intended for baths and are manufactured for the sole purpose of getting high....

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