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US Senator Charles Schumer is focusing attention on safety concerns regarding a new peanut butter product.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz signed legislation banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, Friday afternoon.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants those powerful green hand lasers banned because they are a threat to pilots and airplanes.

FDA proposes new rules for e-cigarettes

Apr 25, 2014
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The Food and Drug Administration proposed strict new regulations on e-cigarettes yesterday. The FDA plans to submit a regulatory blueprint to congress that will widen its authority over the electronic devices, as well as cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs.

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The Washington Post reports private companies have paid as much as $25,000 to have a seat at the FDA advisory panel meetings on federal regulations for prescription painkillers. Avi Israel of Buffalo, who lost his son as a result of an addiction to painkillers, learned about the FDA meetings in emails while corresponding with a doctor.


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