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FDA confirms EpiPen shortage

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/10/18, 11:12 am

Allergy sufferers might have difficulties buying the life-saving EpiPens they often carry in case of a serious reaction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration added the injectable medication to its list of drugs in short supply this week. Problems with the supply chain have caused manufacturing delays, the FDA said.

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CDC: Yuma Romaine still not safe to eat

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/10/18, 10:34 am

The food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to four more states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Texas brought the total of states affected by the outbreak to 29. About 150 people have gotten sick with E. coli from romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz., which provides most of the country’s romaine during the winter.

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E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce spreads to 16 states

by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/20/18, 10:29 am

People in 16 states have fallen ill with a virulent strain of E. coli bacteria federal investigators have linked to chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. At least 53 people reported symptoms, and 31 patients required hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Investigators are still trying to link the lettuce to a specific grower, supplier, distributor, or brand. Some of the victims reported eating salads at restaurants that use the pre-cut lettuce.

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