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FDA: 'Antibacterial' Not So Effective After All

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December 16, 2013
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The FDA says antibacterial ingredients are not only ineffective but might end up hurting consumers.


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Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

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Drug Delivery May Make Transformation in Light of Marijuana Economy

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