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Ohio State University's Medical Center is introducing a new treatment for burn victims that reduces pain and recovery time with spray-on skin cells.  

The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to the food industry on Thursday, urging companies to get behind the initiative to standardize the use of the phrase "best if used by" on packaged food labels.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just approved one of the most sought after vaccines in recent decades. It's the world's first vaccine to prevent dengue fever — a disease so painful that its nickname is "breakbone fever."

The vaccine, called Dengvaxia, is aimed at helping children in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories where dengue is a problem.

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An Indiana-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in Ohio and 15 other states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak. 

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A state appeals court has cleared online retailer Amazon of wrongdoing in the death of an Ohio teen.  

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Records obtained by the Associated Press show the state did not hesitate to spend the first round of federal funding targeting the opioid crisis, unlike other states, to expand Medicaid. 

The Food and Drug Administration announced a set of major new enforcement actions Wednesday aimed at reducing the sales and marketing of electronic cigarettes to teenagers.

Saying vaping among teenagers has reached "an epidemic proportion," the agency said it was taking a "series of critical and historic" measures to curb the alarming trends.

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Federal health officials say they've confirmed more than 500 cases of people who became sick with an intestinal illness after eating McDonald's salads. 

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first identical alternative to the EpiPen, which is widely used to save children and adults suffering from dangerous allergic reactions.

The FDA Thursday authorized Teva Pharmaceuticals USA to sell generic versions of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr for adults and children who weigh more than 33 pounds.

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The U.S. Food And Drug Administration has approved a new treatment designed to help children and young adults fighting recurrence of the most common type of childhood cancer. 

The Food and Drug Administration says it has again found listeria in the production kitchen of Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.

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For the first time in nearly three decades, there's a new treatment option for people who have an advanced form of the most common type of bladder cancer called Urothelial. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new label for a common abortion-inducing drug that could undo restrictions on medication abortions passed by Ohio and other states.

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Listeria in packaged salad produced at the Dole plant in Springfield is being blamed for killing one person and sickening several others.

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Some of the Dole Fresh Vegetables bagged spinach that has tested positive for salmonella was processed at a company plant in Springfield.

With two dozen scheduled executions in limbo, Ohio has sent a forceful letter to Washington asserting that the state can obtain a lethal injection drug from overseas without violating any laws. 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the state would be breaking the law if it carried out plans to import lethal injection drugs.

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration probe of Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says there was inadequate testing and cleaning in its local plant before listeria was found in some of its ice cream.