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Are antibacterial products with triclosan fueling bacterial resistance?

The FDA has banned the antibacterial agent triclosan from soaps starting in 2020. It’s still used in mouthwash, cosmetics, toothpaste and other household products and there are still concerns that striving to rid our environment of environment of bacteria and germs helps fuel bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

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FDA curbs unfounded memory supplement claims

Considering memory supplements? Think again. In the US, prescription medicines are rigorously tested, but supplements are not and manufacturers can make claims that may or may not be true. But even supplement makers must follow certain rules, and recently the FDA announced a plan to revamp its regulation of dietary supplements.

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