News tagged with warning labels

A pregnant woman does not look like an olive

Replacing confusing language and icons on standard warnings labels for prescription medicine and listing only the most important warnings could make a big difference in how well patients understand the instructions that are ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Medications
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House approves FDA regulation of tobacco products

(AP) -- The federal government would for the first time have regulatory powers over the tobacco industry under a bill the House approved Thursday after years of campaigning by anti-smoking forces.

dateApr 02, 2009 in Health
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Graphic cigarette warnings evoke important emotions

The days of the small Surgeon General’s warning on the side of cigarette packs are ending. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is mandating bolder health warnings on cigarette advertising and pa ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Health
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Do synthetic food colors cause hyperactivity?

Food coloring is the reason glace cherries are red rather than beige and that children's tongues sometimes appear freakishly blue. But man-made dyes may do more than make processed food look vibrant and whimsical. Some blame ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Health
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