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Fentanyl overdoses spike nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, and a new report shines a harsh light on one incredibly dangerous drug: Fentanyl. The National Center for Health Statistics reports a staggering 113 percent increase in fentanyl-related deaths …

The flu is in parts of Southern Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. – According to Jackson County Health and Human Services, influenza is now in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Dr. Jim Shames said the flu often starts with fever, chills and shakes, followed by upper respiratory symptoms. More cases of the flu …

Nearly 30k pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – 29,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean frozen pork and poultry sausage is being recalled after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service received complaints of metal pieces discovered in the sausages by consumers. The recall affects …

Infant ibuprofen recalled

(NBCNC) – Parents of young children should check their medicine cabinets. Tris Pharma is recalling three lots of infant liquid ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, and Family Dollar stores. The products affected are sold under brand names, Equate Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral …

New romaine lettuce safety labels

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBCNC) – The FDA is introducing new labeling rules for romaine lettuce re-entering the market after several nationwide E. coli outbreaks. Producers and distributors will soon begin labeling romaine lettuce with specific harvest locations and harvest dates. The FDA announced …