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Multiple Recalls by McNeil Consumer Healthcare

The pharmaceutical company McNeil has not had a good year, and November marked multiple recalls by this manufacturing giant. Earlier this month, McNeil recalled one product lot of ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews (cherry flavor). The affected lot number is 0053AG2, which is found on the back of the package. The reason: consumer complaint of an …

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"No Need 2 Speed" in North Carolina

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol kicked of their No Need 2 Speed campaign designed to reduce speeding on our highways. The two-week campaign, which was announced on Monday, runs from November 15 through the end of Thanksgiving weekend on November 28. “North Carolina law enforcement will be …

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Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages "Unsafe"

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to companies that market malt alcohol beverages with added caffeine that the combination of caffeine and alcohol is “unsafe,” and that the government may take further action…possibly including seizure of their products. The targeted products include: Core High Gravity HG Core High Gravity HG …

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Motorcycle Wrecks a Major Cause of Brain Injury in Youths

This week, two articles published in the medical journal Pediatrics highlight the extremely high cost of motorcycle wrecks for youths ages 12 to 20. The first study, “Youth Motorcycle-Related Hospitalizations and Traumatic Brain Injuries in the United States in 2006,” showed that the number of motorcycle deaths and injuries are increasing for children and young …

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Local Bike Accidents Highlight Safety Concerns

This weekend, at least three bicyclists were injured in collisions with cars. We’re cyclists here, so we always read these types of stories with a heavy heart. Both stories were reported on WRAL.com. On Friday evening, just north of Selma, two bicyclists were struck by driver Marie Jania. They suffered only minor injuries. It is …

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FDA Wants Your Opinion on New Cigarette Warnings

You have the opportunity to shape the way cigarette packaging will look after September 12, 2012. By that date, all cigarette packages and advertisements must carry stronger warnings and color images. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put together samples of proposed warnings and images, and they want the public to weigh-in on …

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Hepatitis Outbreak in Assisted Living Facility Kills Five Residents

Glen Care of Mount Olive Assisted Living has some explaining to do. According to an article on WRAL.com, North Carolina health officials have reported that five residents of the facility are suspected to have died in an outbreak of hepatitis B. The residents ranged in age from 63 to 83. At least three other residents …

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