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Are Prilosec & Mevacor Sold Over the Counter?

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FDA mulls bringing key drugs over-the-counter and medications for high blood pressure, diabetes and migraine may be the first to make the switch.

It’s driven by many things: Drug companies seeking more profits, as well as the rapid developments in medical technologies that have led to touch-screen kiosks in pharmacies that patients can use to self-diagnose common diseases. It’s also motivated by a need to address undertreated epidemics like diabetes.

Overall, it means nothing less than a sea change in the United States drug regulation policy.

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Bisphenol-A Toxicity: Campbell’s Soup, French Ban, FDA Health Studies

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Bisphenol-A Toxicity: Campbell’s Soup, French Ban, FDA Health Studies. The FDA is set to decide on a bisphenol-A ban on all food packaging — even as French authorities ban food packaging-BPA and Campbell’s Soup announces it will soon substitute BPA in its canned soup.

It’s a triple victory for public health advocates and environmentalists long pushing for bisphenol-A (BPA) to be taken out of food packaging in the United States.

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Pink Slime in Ground Beef: Safety, Health Risk, Bad Side Effects?

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Pink Slime in Ground Beef: Safety, Health Risk, Bad Side Effects? Americans are just about up in arms over ‘pink slime,’ livid over the fact that the unappetizing industrial sludge of cow connective tissue and low-grade beef scraps treated with ammonium hydroxide has quietly found its way into 70 percent of supermarket beef — and even school lunches across the nation.

Anger over pink slime in ground beef has dominated the news for the past week. On March 6, “The Lunch Tray” blogger, Bettina Elias Siegel, started a petition to remove pink slime from school food. As of Tuesday, almost 200,000 people had signed. Siegel plans to present the petition to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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