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First Female Sex Pill Comes With Important Alcohol Warning

The drug’s label will bear a boxed warning — the most serious type — alerting doctors and patients that combining the pill with alcohol can cause dangerously low blood pressure and fainting.



Angry Orchard Cider Recalled Due To Potentially Explosive Bottles

The bottles show signs of re-fermentation, which means there could be increased carbonation levels. Those levels could cause something as small as the cider overflowing when opened, or the bottle exploding under the increased pressure.


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FDA Discourages Common Medical Procedure in Women, Warning About Risk of Spreading Cancer

It’s a relatively common medical procedure, but now the FDA is discouraging it, saying it could spread an undetected, deadly form of cancer. Unfortunately some, including a Sacramento woman, have already lost their lives.


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Brewery: New FDA Rule Could Spike Prices For Beer And Milk

A big change could hit breweries – and their bottom line. The Food and Drug Administration is considering changing how breweries get rid of their grains, and some say it will impact the consumer.


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FDA Approves New Leukemia Drug From Roche

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug from Roche to help treat patients with a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.


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Gene Test May Help Guide Prostate Cancer Treatment

A new genetic test to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely monitor it.


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FDA Detains Imports Of Mexican Cucumbers

The Food and Drug Administration is detaining imports of cucumbers from a Mexican company after they were linked to salmonella illnesses in 18 states.



Call Kurtis Investigates: Congressman Slams FDA For Dog Treat Inaction

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A federal lawmaker criticized the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday, days after a Call Kurtis investigation revealed new details about dog treats that could be dangerous or even deadly. “We need to […]



Call Kurtis Investigates: FDA Says China Stonewalling Dog Treat Investigation

The FDA has known about concerns regarding a chicken jerky-style dog treat imported from China, but Chinese officials aren’t cooperating, as FDA reports now show.

CBS Sacramento–08/22/2012


Call Kurtis Investigates: What’s In Your Milk?

A three-month Call Kurtis investigation has learned 17 different types of antibiotics have been found in the meat of dairy cows, though dairy milk is only screened for six antibiotics.

CBS Sacramento–05/14/2012


Call Kurtis Investigates: Dogs Sick and Dying After Eating Jerky Treats

Steve and Gail Herman had no idea a bag of dog treats could be such serious business, they said. Holding Penelope, their 1-year-old long-haired Chihuahua, in his arms, the couple described their emergency visit to […]

CBS Sacramento–04/27/2012

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California Farm Recalls Lettuce Amid Listeria Concerns

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A California farm said Thursday it was voluntarily recalling bags of chopped romaine lettuce because of possible contamination with listeria, though no illnesses have been reported. True Leaf Farms of Salinas […]