Looks like these companies will have to clean up their products.
On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced it is banning the use of several common ingredients in antibacterial soaps and washes.
Manufacturers will have one year to remove 19 active ingredients from their products or take them off the market.
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The two most common of these are triclosan, typically used in liquid antibacterial soaps, and triclocarban, used in bar soaps.
But that's not the only bombshell the FDA dropped! Apparently, antibacterial products are no more effective than conventional soap and water in preventing illnesses — and might even pose health risks!
Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a statement:
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There’re some new guidelines being issued by the Food and Drug Administration today. After much deliberation, the government agency has decided that products which promote themselves as being gluten-free should in fact not have any gluten in them.
Yeah. No sh*t, Sherlock! You mean to tell us you guys were ALLOWING gluten into foods that had "Gluten-free" printed on the side of the boxes they came in??
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Botox may be a gateway to wrinkle-free skin, BUT fake Botox can really harm your skin!
The Food and Drug Administration released a letter last week advising doctors to make sure they're Botox supplies are NOT coming from suppliers owned by
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We knew they couldn’t be THAT great!
Avon and other cosmetics companies, including Lancome, have gotten an official warning from the FDA to reel in their ads.
Their products claim to erase years from your face, but even dermatologist Dr. Tina Alster says is a bit of smoke and mirrors.
These anti-wrinkle potions are promising the world, and people are dropping serious ca$$$h to get them!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to get all the deets!
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Hershey Co about making nutritional claims about its chocolate syrups that don't meet regulatory guild lines.
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This is seriously ahmayzing!
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved OraQuick, an in-home HIV test!
It works by taking an oral fluid sample by swabbing the upper and lower gums inside the mouth and can provide results in 20 to 40 minutes.
That's so great. People will no longer have to wait and sweat it out for like two weeks while waiting to hear back from a doctor.
The agency said that even if someone gets a positive result, that doesn't mean they 100% have HIV, but that they should get some additional testing done in a medical setting to confirm the test.
This is such a great step forward in the global fight against AIDS.
[Image via OraSure Technologies.]
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Vending machines are super convenient, but they're also not very helpful when it comes to good choices.
So what do we do?
We invent a touchpad that will offer nutritional value and data for your selections, so you can make an educated choice!!
Not only is this good for consumers, but it'll help the industry as well:
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