Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

12:49am

Mon December 16, 2013
World

Battle Of The Bottom Feeder: U.S., Vietnam In Catfish Fight

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 11:17 am

Freshly caught catfish wriggle in large nets in Doddsville, Miss.
Jackie Northam NPR

Bill Battle peers through the window of a pickup truck at his catfish farm, Pride of the Pond, near Tunica, Miss. The land is pancake-flat, broken up by massive ponds, some holding up to 100,000 pounds of catfish.

Cormorants fly low over the ponds, keeping an eye out for whiskered, smooth-skinned fish. Battle keeps a shotgun in the front seat; business is hard enough without the birds cutting into his profit.

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4:06am

Mon December 9, 2013
Shots - Health News

Epilepsy Patients Help Decode The Brain's Hidden Signals

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 11:29 am

Scientists say that epilepsy patients like Bennett have helped them learn how the brain controls movement and emotion.
Amy Standen NPR

Patients with severe epilepsy are giving scientists the chance to see the human brain in action, a view they could never get with an MRI or other high-tech tools.

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2:00pm

Fri November 1, 2013
Health

Study: FDA Food Safety Delays Cost Colorado, Nation

Salmonella bacteria, a common cause of foodborne disease, invade an immune cell
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

A new report says despite a 2011 law meant to protect consumers, the incidence of foodborne illness in the U.S. has remained stagnant over the past year.

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4:50pm

Thu October 24, 2013
Shots - Health News

FDA Seeks To Tighten Controls On Hydrocodone Painkillers

Hydrocodone, sold as Vicodin and other brand names, may face tighter restrictions on prescribing and use.
Toby Talbot AP

The Food and Drug Administration Thursday announced that it wants the federal government to impose tough new restrictions on some of the most widely used prescription painkillers.

The FDA said it planned to recommend that Vicodin and other prescription painkillers containing the powerful opioid hydrocodone be reclassified from a "Schedule III" drug to a "Schedule II" drug, which would impose new restrictions on how they are prescribed and used.

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4:01pm

Tue October 22, 2013
Agriculture

Cantaloupe Farmers Plead Guilty To Criminal Charges

Cantaloupes were the culprit in a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed more than 30 people.
Credit News21-National / Flickr/Creative Commons

The Colorado farmers who distributed cantaloupes infected with listeria two years ago pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges Tuesday. Jensen Farms, located outside Holly, Colo., was the source of the outbreak that killed 33 people nationwide.

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