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US Recalls High-Profile Diet Pill

'Natural' supplement Hydroxycut caused liver damage: FDA

(Newser) - US government health officials are announcing the recall of a popular weight loss pill, after reports of liver damage and other health problems. Food and Drug Administration officials said Friday the manufacturer of Hydroxycut has launched a recall of the dietary supplement, used by people trying to shed pounds, and... More »

Winehouse Leaves Hospital (Again)

Discharged after spending a night under observation for reaction to medication

(Newser) - After spending a “comfortable night” under observation for a reaction to medication, Amy Winehouse was discharged from a London hospital this morning, a spokesman confirmed to the Daily Telegraph. When asked about his 24-year-old daughter’s condition last night, her father Mitch held up a bag of Kentucky Fried... More »

Blood Thinner Woes Hit Germany

100 may have been sickened by heparin not tied to Baxter

(Newser) - Heparin blood thinners may have sickened as many as 100 people in Germany, health officials report. The FDA is currently investigating the drug after it was linked to 19 deaths and hundreds of allergic reactions in the US, possibly due to contaminants from China. The agency is now recommending that... More »

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