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January 07, 2020 - 4:17 pm
A federal law is now in effect banning the sale of tobacco and e-cig products to those under 21, but state law still allows those 18 and up to purchase, a situation that is creating some confusion. Louisiana ATC Commissioner Juana Lombard says if you are a retailer that is contemplating selling...
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Jim Hanzo
November 18, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Folks who come down with the flu this season may be turned onto Baloxivir, an anti-viral treatment that’s been out a little over a year publicly. LSU Health New Orleans Professor Dr. Fred Lopez says if you get infected, the treatment can help reduce the severity and amount of time you’ll be under...
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Chris Miller
February 20, 2019 - 9:40 am
Federal regulators are warning people not to seek a controversial treatment that involves infusions of plasma donated by young people. The FDA says it has learned about clinics in several state offering to treat aging-related ailments, from normal memory loss to serious conditions like Alzheimer's...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 06, 2018 - 1:53 am
The US Food and Drug Administration investigators have found Salmonella in a cake mix plant that matches the Salmonella linked to making several people sick. "The FDA is investigating the manufacturing facility that made recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes," according to an advisory. "FDA and the CDC...
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Jim Hanzo
October 03, 2018 - 8:37 am
The FDA reports an increase of teens who use e-cigarettes and they're calling it an epidemic. The FDA said it was cracking down hard on sales of vaping products to teenagers and might consider taking e-cigarettes off the market if makers don't do more to stop the more rapidly growing sales to teens...
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June 01, 2018 - 9:06 am
(WWL.com) The FDA has told several companies to stop claiming their sunscreen pills will protect consumers from the sun. Dr. Deirdre Hooper, LSU Health and Audubon Dermatology, says there is no dietary supplement that can prevent a sun burn. “Some of them have legit properties to help you repair...
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