The first case of E. coli tainted lettuce reported in Georgia

The first case of E. coli tainted lettuce reported in Georgia

CMS acts to help Georgia with Hurricane Michael emergency response, waivers to take effect

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the agency has acted to support Georgia in response to Hurricane Michael.

Trump Administration Proposes to Lower Drug Costs by Targeting Backdoor Rebates and Encouraging Direct...

"The current rebate-driven system is part of an unacceptable status quo characterized by high prices and backdoor deals. It creates three main problems for patients."

Popular Popcorn Recalled for Ingredients Not on Label

Frito-Lay Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In Select Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Flavored Popcorn The popcorn was sold in a number of states including...

US Prioritizes Combatting Antibiotic Resistance

In the United States alone, at least 23,000 people die each year from the more than 2 million antibiotic-resistant infections that occur.

CDC Says Confirmed Vaping Deaths Now at 33

The number of injuries is also up across categories.

Georgia Receives $400k Grants to Reduce Mortality Related to Substance Abuse Disorder

Georgia is the recipient of a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to be used for "reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural communities." Alabama received an identical grant.
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EPA Considering Adding 20 Fairly Common Chemicals to Risk Evaluation List

The 20 proposed high-priority candidate chemicals include seven chlorinated solvents, six phthalates, four flame retardants, formaldehyde, a fragrance additive, and a polymer precursor.

Food Recalls This Week: Kellogg’s Cereal

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary food recall affecting consumers who purchased Kellogg's cereal.

Jimmy Dean sends out voluntary recall

Jimmy Dean issues voluntary recall