FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fat

MEDFORD, Ore. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking to ban trans fat included in foods. Trans fat enhances the flavor and makes the food taste better but ingesting it comes at a health risk. “When they get into our digestive system, it turns to sludge. So, trans fats cause an increase in … Continue reading »

U.S.D.A. Inspections Not Impacted

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — While the government remains shut down in Washington D.C, Taylor’s Sausage Inc. in Cave Junction is still up and running. Owner Terry Taylor said initially he thought the inspectors would be impacted by the federal shut down, but the position is deemed essential. “They are actually working on kind of an … Continue reading »

New COPD Drug Announced

By Rob Scott MEDFORD, Ore. — The FDA has announced that a new treatment is available for those suffering from COPD. The current staff at the Sun Stone Medical Research helped document trial runs of the newly approved Tudorza Pressair. A patient who NewsWatch12’s Rob Scott spoke with was a part of that study and … Continue reading »