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FDA Warns About Injectable Silicone for Beauty

December 14, 2017

FDA Warns About Injectable Silicone for Beauty

The warning involves silicone oil, a liquid polymer of siloxane. You can find it in your hardware store where it purchased to be used in caulking materials and lubricants. Silicone oil has not been approved for use in body contouring, butt and breast enhancement, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   The only FDA-approved…

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December 14, 2017

Big Tobacco Pushes Back Against Cigarette Warnings

You haven’t seen cigarette ads since the sixties when Big Tobacco sponsored shows like “The Flintstones,” and “I Love Lucy.” All of that stopped in 1970 when Congress banned cigarette ads from media, but you will begin to see Big Tobacco ads again. Under a court order, makers will be forced to advertise the dangers…

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December 14, 2017

Just in Time for Christmas: The 10 Most Dangerous Toys

The group, World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH), has a warning for you this holiday season – watch out for the most dangerous toys, especially those you buy online.   WATCH has issued a top ten list for this holiday season. Sales this time of year typically amount to about 65% of toy sales for…

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November 28, 2017

Farah & Farah: Give a Pint, Get a Pint Blood Drive

Local law firm matches every pint of blood donated, with a pint of ice cream FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2017 Jacksonville, Fla. — This year marks Farah & Farah’s first annual “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” blood drive. In an effort to ensure the safety of the Jacksonville community during a season notorious…

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November 20, 2017

Can you Overdose on Black Licorice?

Your Halloween candy stash (or your kids) may include candy corn, Snickers Bars, Kit Kats and black licorice. The general rule is you want to limit candy consumption, but when it comes to licorice the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adding to the warning. There is such thing as too much black licorice….

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November 20, 2017

Five Deaths Tied to Obesity Treatments

This news may give you pause if you like to eat during the holiday season. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports there have been five deaths associated with a type of weight loss system used to treat obesity. The medical device is called the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System made by Apollo Endosurgery of…

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November 20, 2017

Ford Focuses on Explorer Fumes Fix

The Ford Motor Company says its Explorer is safe but consumers complain the car cabins are filling with dangerous gasses. An estimated 2,000 motorists have complained to the Number 2 automaker that they smell exhaust in their cabins, including dangerous carbon monoxide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also received reports of Explorer…

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October 31, 2017

Avoid Buying a Hurricane-Ravaged Car

Months after floodwaters have receded and hurricanes are a distant memory, there is another little anticipated cost of hurricanes in Florida and South Texas. Water-logged cars are generally written off by insurance companies as a total loss. The owner is paid for the value of the vehicle and it is then the possession of the…

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October 31, 2017

J&J Still Doesn’t Warn About Talc Dangers

You would think a recent $417 million verdict would serve as a wake-up call to Johnson & Johnson (J&J). But the healthcare giant still does not have a warning about the talcum powder-ovarian cancer connection on its baby powder. It might be the lack of warning that angered jurors in the recent trial of Eva…

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