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Channel 2 NewsThe Food and Drug Administration's approval of over-the-counter sales of an emergency contraception "morning-after pill" sparked debate in Alaska Wednesday. The FDA's Tuesday decision allows the "morning-after pill" Plan B to be sold to women and...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution calling upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further investigate the effects of producing genetically engineered salmon. HJR5, by Rep. Geran Tarr of Anchorage, also asks the federal government to...
Channel 2 NewsWhen it comes to making those trips to the grocery store, making healthy choices can sometimes get confusing with wordy food labels. But with a few simple tips, making food decisions may seem a whole lot easier. Jennifer Hazen with the Alaska Nurses...
Tags: Dietary Fiber, Food Industry
A group of Alaska legislators are fighting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's preliminary findings on genetically engineered salmon. On Tuesday, Rep. Geran Tarr of Anchorage proposed a resolution calling upon FDA to further investigate the effects...
Tags: Genetic Engineering
Channel 2 NewsAlaskan U.S. Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski are asking the FDA for an extension on the public comment period for the FDA's Environmental Assessment (EA) of so-called "frankenfish". The fish in question are genetically modified, farm-raised...
Jessica Ridgway, Channel 2 NewsA new drug is gaining popularity in the United States. It's called Kratom and it's legal. However, doctors say users may become dependent or addicted, similar to hard drugs like heroin. Kratom is marketed as a "natural alternative" to pain...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska’s congressional delegation was united in its opposition Friday to a draft report from the federal Food and Drug Administration saying that the nation’s health and environment wouldn’t be significantly harmed by genetically...
Channel 2 NewsFederal officials recommended Wednesday that Alaska health care providers contact more than 840 of their patients in connection with materials from a Masschusetts pharmacy implicated in a deadly multi-state meningitis outbreak. According to a statement...
Channel 2 NewsThe outbreak of meningitis associated with a steroid medication has not spread to Alaska, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New England Compounding Pharmacy has recalled all the products compounded at and distributed...
Channel 2 NewsThe U.S. Senate moved the country one step closer Thursday afternoon to something that the world has never seen before: approving a genetically modified, or GM, animal for human consumption. The Senate passed a bill approving reauthorization of the...
KTUU.comBrewer’s Yeast tablets are the subject of a partial recall in Alaska due to the presence of an undeclared milk allergen, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The tablets’ producer, NOW Foods, has recalled certain...
Tags: Allergies, File Sharing, Product Recalls
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