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A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City. The New York Police Department is being provided 19,500 kits for officers; the program will begin after officers receive training. The Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kirk Urges Prompt FDA Approval Of Nasal Version Of Narcan

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was pressuring the Food and Drug Administration to quickly approve a nasal spray that can treat heroin overdoses in an emergency.

10/07/2014

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Spray Sunscreens: More Concerns Raised About Health Risk

Spray sunscreens are hugely popular and convenient, especially for parents applying it on impatient kids, but several groups are warning that they may pose a health risk and should be used with caution.

06/24/2014

Edward Downes  says he suffered a stroke after taking Androgel. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Low-T Drugs Could Have Dangerous Side Effects

It’s a billion dollar a year business. Millions of men are taking testosterone drugs many to help increase energy, libido and muscle mass.

04/29/2014

Burger King's 'BK Quad Stacker' hamburger with four beef patties, topped with bacon, cheese, sauce, lettuce, pickles and onions is seen August 19, 2009, in Washington, DC. It weighs in with 1010 calories, 70 grams of fat, 30 mg of saturated fat, 3 grams trans fats, 210 mg cholesterol, 34 carbs, 6 grams sugar, 64 grams protein, and 1800 mg sodium. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Days May Be Numbered For Trans Fats

The FDA wants to ban an ingredient in some of your favorite foods, such as microwave popcorn. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on what this might mean to the taste — and healthiness — of what you eat.

11/07/2013

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FDA: Prescription Mix-Ups A Problem For Pets, Too

The FDA said it’s easy for errors to be made when filling a prescription for your pet. FDA investigators discovered errors stemming from simple issues such as: lookalike packaging, drugs with similar names, and simple penmanship errors.

CBS 2–01/08/2013

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Some Generic Drugs May Not Work As Well For You, Experts Say

Some patients trying a generic alternative to their prescribed medications are not getting the same results. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist explains.

12/13/2012

Diet drugs shipping from overseas can contain ingredients that may cause stroke, or even death. (CBS)

Health Warning Over Foreign Diet Pills, Coffee, Dried Fruit

Diet pills. Special coffee. Even certain dried fruit. All of these products are supposed to help you lose weight.

09/21/2012

Avastin

Chicago Cancer Center Warned About Counterfeit Cancer Drug

The FDA is warning doctors across the country, including a facility in Chicago, about counterfeit vials of the cancer drug Avastin.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Counterfeit Viagra seized by federal officials. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Fake Viagra Could Kill You

Federal officials are intercepting an increasing amount of counterfeit Viagra from outside the United States. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports on some of the poisonous substances that have been found in fake batches.

11/17/2011

Inspectors for the FDA found a major rodent infestation at Chetak Chicago, LLC, a food warehouse in Streamwood. Rodents had gnawed food containers like this sack of rice. Inspectors also found rodent droppings and nests. (Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Feds Seize Food At Streamwood Warehouse

STREAMWOOD, Ill. (CBS) – Federal marshals have seized food products stored in a northwest suburban warehouse that sells products to restaurants, retailers and other businesses in 20 states and Canada. U.S. Marshals served a search […]

CBS Chicago–10/17/2011

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Schakowsky, Other U.S. Reps Question Safety Of ‘Brazilian Blowouts’

A popular procedure for women to tame frizzy hair is getting some push back from members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

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FDA: Bogus Sex Pills Contain Viagra, Cialis Drugs

Federal drug safety officials are warning consumers about counterfeit sex-enhancement pills being sold without a prescription but containing the drugs used in Viagra and a similar medication.

05/14/2011

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Many Chicago Smokers Think Potential Menthol Ban Is A Good Idea

An FDA committee recommends banning menthol as a flavoring for cigarettes — an industry reform that is applauded by health experts.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Prescription Drugs

FDA Pulls 500 Cold & Allergy Drugs From Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to check your medicine cabinet to see if you have any of more than 500 medicines it is pulling off the market.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Funding Needed For Food Safety Law

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says now that he has a food safety law, he needs congressional cash to fund it.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011

Cigarette Warning Label

FDA Proposes Graphic Images On Cigarette Warning Labels

The FDA believes pictures of corpses, sickly looking people with oxygen masks and stained, decaying teeth could scare smokers into quitting. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

CBS 2–11/10/2010