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A federal grand jury has indicted four people in a 2009 salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut processing plant. The indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Georgia charges four employees with Lynchburg-based Peanut Corp. of America....
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterSome promising news in the fight against cancer. The death rate from cancer in the United States is down substantially in the past two decades. According to the American Cancer Society, rates rose steadily in the 1900's peaking in 1991. In 2009...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterCancer deaths nationwide are down 20% from a couple of decades ago. The numbers in Virginia are also down. "From an overall standpoint we've seen pretty comparable decreases," said Briggs Andrews, a Board Member with the American Cancer Society's South...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterThe warning's been out for months. Now some dog treats are being pulled off of store shelves because they may contain trace amounts of a poultry antibiotic which is not approved for in the U.S. The treats in question are chicken jerky treats made in...
Tags: China, Food and Drug Administration, Diarrhea, Pets
The Virginia Department of Health says only two people have died from meningitis in the state. The illnesses are linked to tainted medication from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. The Centers for Disease Control Wednesday incorrectly reported a...
UPDATED: 10/16/2012 07:29 p.m. WDBJ7 has confirmed that the second victim of the meningitis outbreak died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Spokesperson Eric Earnhart says the person was first admitted to LewisGale Medical Center in Salem and...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt's meant to lift and tighten the skin with no surgery and no down time. It's called Ultherapy. This month the Food and Drug Administration gave clearance to a new use for this ultrasound therapy: to lift the neck. Julie Roach, like many women and...
600 people in this area are expected to take part in a Cancer Prevention Study this week. The study from the American Cancer Society will help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer....
Anewly formed infectious disease clinic in Lynchburg, VA is bringing expert medical care to those in the area with hepatitis C. An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States have a chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Most of them don’t even...
Abbott Laboratories has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1.5 billion over allegations that it promoted the anti-seizure drug Depakote for uses that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Deputy Attorney General James Cole says the...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterThe shortage of the cancer drug Methotrexate has many of you asking the question: "How could this ever be allowed to happen?" The American Cancer Society is concerned too. "If it affects patient care and patient health, then American Cancer Society...
ReporterThe American Red Cross is facing a big fine for violating blood safety rules. Some of those problems happened here in Roanoke. This month the Food and Drug Administration slapped the Red Cross with a $9.6 million dollar fine according to a letter...
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