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Wiretap: Libido rising: FDA approves “pink Viagra” to some doctors’ skepticism

Pink viagra FDA approves “pink Viagra.” Is it a big advance for women’s sexual health, as some suggest, or just a big advance for a […]...

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August 19, 2015 Just In, Wiretap

Testing prenatal tests and finding them wanting

Screening tests that use human genome sequencing technology to detect the health of fetuses have been a booming business for years and have led pregnant […]...

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December 15, 2014 Just In
FDA urged to allow over-the-counter sales of birth control

FDA urged to allow over-the-counter sales of birth control

Last week, doctors and reproductive rights advocates announced that they will lobby the FDA to include birth control in a list of drugs that can be offered without prescriptions....

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March 26, 2012 Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Obama taken to the woodshed over Plan B decision

Obama taken to the woodshed over Plan B decision

Women’s health advocates all over the country were stunned yesterday when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reversed an FDA request to expand access to over-the-counter emergency contraception for teenagers under the age of 17. In press releases denouncing...

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December 9, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
DeGette laments surprise Sebelius move against Plan B contraception

DeGette laments surprise Sebelius move against Plan B contraception

Colorado U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, head of the pro-choice caucus and a staunch advocate for women's health rights, said she was disappointed that the Obama Administration Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, on Wednesday opposed a recommendation by...

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December 8, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Bottled water expert calls on feds to change labeling laws to protect springs

Bottled water expert calls on feds to change labeling laws to protect springs

“The only thing that has matched the explosion of bottled water consumption is the backlash against it,” says Noah Hall, who teaches law at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. He has testified before Congress regarding bottled water...

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September 13, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
House Dems push new food safety regulations

House Dems push new food safety regulations

Democratic leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, including Denver Rep. Diana DeGette, introduced legislation yesterday granting the Food and Drug Administration more powers to monitor the nation’s food producers....

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May 28, 2009 Blog, Politics
Salazar Pushes to Keep Denver FDA Lab Open

Salazar Pushes to Keep Denver FDA Lab Open

Just as reports are coming in about another food contamination case, U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar has launched an effort to keep a Denver FDA lab […]...

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: Man who ‘accidentally fired his gun during a youth baseball game in Steamboat’ is a Wyoming officer

“The man who accidentally fired his gun during a youth baseball game in Steamboat Springs on June 15 is a Wyoming police officer,” reports Steamboat […]

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