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FDA approves first generic version of EpiPen
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced the approval of the first generic version of EpiPen. The auto-injector pen delivers the drug epinephrine to patients experiencing a severe allergic reaction that, if untreated, could develop into the life-threatening condition anaphylaxis. The medication is delivered into a muscle as a single dose, like a […]

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FDA recalls thyroid medication
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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall for a thyroid medication made by a Chinese manufacturer because of potential problems with an ingredient. In the Aug. 9 statement, the FDA said Levothyroxine and Liothyronine 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg thyroid tablets are being recalled as a precaution. […]

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Punch Bowl Social in Stapleton gets Restaurant Report Card ‘F’
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DENVER — Every week, FOX31 looks at health inspections at restaurants in metro Denver and along the Front Range. Coohills The Lower downtown Denver restaurant failed with nine critical violations in June. The issues included: Sanitizing solution no chlorine Hot water too hot and no cold water at bar sink Spoiled limes “All of the […]

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Denver jail’s kitchen receives Report Card ‘F’ from health inspectors
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DENVER — Every week the FOX31 Problem Solvers feature restaurants that have failed their health inspections. The Denver County Jail isn’t a restaurant, but it serves thousands daily and has to follow the health codes. It recently received an “F” for nine critical health code violations during an inspection in July. The mistakes included: Multiple […]

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436 sick, 20 hospitalized due to parasitic illness linked to McDonald’s salads
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The CDC now says 436 people have been diagnosed with a laboratory-confirmed intestinal illness linked to salads sold at McDonald’s. The cyclospora infection is part of an ongoing outbreak that began in May. Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a statement confirming 395 illnesses. That number increased to 436 this week. At least […]

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Undocumented immigrants with kidney failure can’t get proper medical care
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DENVER — A group of patients at Denver Health live life wondering more than most, will their next dialysis treatment be their last? “This is a group that is near death on a weekly basis that is so devastating,” explained Dr. Lilia Cervantes. Cervantes is an Internal Medicine Hospitalist and an Associate Professor in the […]

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7 cases of Salmonella reported by Arapahoe County Fair attendees
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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Officials with two separate health departments are investigating possible cases of Salmonella among people who attended the Arapahoe County Fair, or 4-H events associated with the fair, from July 21 to July 29. The source of the Salmonella, which causes an intestinal infection, has not been identified and the Tri-County Health Department […]

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