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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S.

...of any illnesses caused by the fruit, and the voluntary recall was announced after consulting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to...
Juneau E-cigarette users face new but familiar rule

JUNEAU, Alaska - Juneau resident Todd Mace picked up electronic cigarette use about a year ago as a healthier option while he tried to kick a decade-long cigarette habit.
Soldotna to consider synthetic drug ban

An ordinance prohibiting synthetic drugs - spice and bath salts - in the city of Soldotna is up for introduction at this week's Soldotna City Council meeting.
Alaska providers received drugs from pharmacy involved in meningitis outbreak

...from the NECC that are under investigation.Alaska health officials have received information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, however, about significant concerns over the sterility of all injectable drugs produced by the Framingham...
Prince William Sound whale had high levels of poisons

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Guess what you just ate: watch for additives

From milk to meat, today's supermarkets are filled with processed foods chock full of additives. Additives are used to extend the foods' shelf life, delay spoilage, preserve flavor, enhance taste, and make the food more visually appealing. The demand for longer shelf life is both for consumer's convenience, and to keep foods fresh while they're being transported and stored before consumption.
Just say no to Frankenfish

Alaska's congressional delegation - Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich, and Rep. Don Young - have signed letters asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reject these fish for consumption by humans.

...requiring higher standards for irrigation water could shut them down in the middle of a growing season.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the rules under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act are part of a preventive strategy: There's...
Bake Someone Happy with Chocolate

...because the standards set by manufacturers of fine chocolate far exceed that which is in place by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Currently, the FDA requires no less than 35 percent cacao for bittersweet [dark] or semisweet chocolate...


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