Hudson Valley News
10:57 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Attorneys General Want Tougher Proposed E-Cigarette Regulation

Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to regulate such products as electronic cigarettes, 29 attorneys general, including from New York and New England, are calling for more stringent regulations.

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New York News
9:32 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Schumer Asks FDA To Block Powdered Alcohol

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prevent a powdered alcohol from reaching store shelves this fall, saying that it would become "the Kook-Aid of teen binge drinking."

The New York Democrat in a letter says the product Palcohol can be mixed with water, sprinkled on food or even snorted and easily concealed.

Palcohol's parent company Lipsmark disagrees, saying it would be painful to snort and will be sold under the same restrictions as liquid alcohol.

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Hudson Valley News
6:50 am
Fri April 25, 2014

HV Congressman Urges FDA To Take Further Action On Narcan

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A New York congressman from the Hudson Valley is co-leading a letter-sending effort to urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take action regarding a drug used to combat heroin overdoses.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

2/27/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
AZ Gov Veto
Obama on Middle East
GOP Edge Poll
FDA Label Changes

Hudson Valley News
3:09 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Two NYS Legislators Look To Regulate E-Cigarettes

Two New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley say they will push legislation at the beginning of the year that would regulate e-cigarettes the same way as regular, tobacco cigarettes. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue proposed regulations on the vapor cigarettes soon.

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Hudson Valley News
2:47 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Food Allergy Guidelines Stem From Bill Authored By HV Congresswoman

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A New York congresswoman from the Hudson Valley says a food allergy bill she authored has resulted in the first federal guidelines for schools.

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North Country News
1:30 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Farmers Question FDA Officials on Proposed Food Safety Rules

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Food and Drug Administration officials heard from hundreds of farmers from Vermont and New Hampshire during a listening session earlier this week on new food safety rules under consideration by the federal agency.

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Hudson Valley News
9:28 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

NY Congresswoman Hails New FDA Standards For Gluten-Free Labels

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A New York congressional representative from the Hudson Valley visited a supermarket in Westchester today to announce new FDA standards for certain food-labeling.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey stood in front of the gluten-free section inside DeCicco’s Marketplace in northern Westchester County to announce the new Food and Drug Administration labeling guidelines.

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