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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.

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...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...

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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...

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Prince William Sound whale had high levels of poisons

An Alaska AP Member Exchange

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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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Food
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.

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People
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.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2011-07-21/just-say-no-frankenfish
Opinion
Researchers say high levels of vitamin A linked to hip fractures in older women

CHICAGO (AP) -- Too much vitamin A may increase the risk of hip fractures in older women, according to a new study that researchers say suggests the need to reevaluate the levels in supplements and fortified food.

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