The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 7, 1991 · Page 5
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 5

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Monday, October 7, 1991
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TC Monda, October 7, 1991 Till; CINCINNATI ENQUIRER A-5 Health Report: FDA needs law to ban dangerous products fmWW'M TWO VEEK SPECIAL! jL M P.. A.U..1B i. Power of the bill ' '-i ' l Mon.-Fri.9:30AM-5PM J ' FREE 1 AUDIOMETRY HEARING TEST In-home Consultation Available Ask Your Doctor About Our Reputation CINCINNATI HEARING AID corriAf l5T- INC. rt55n l?3 3030 Vernon Place. Suite 300 Central Trust Bank Bldg. Doctor says diet pop bad for ill child THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO Doctors should warn about the dangers of feeding artificially sweetened liquids to youngsters on clear-liquid diets, says a physician who treated a case that bordered on starvation. A 5-year-old boy put on a clear-liquid diet for severe diarrhea received aspartame-sweetened 7-Up exclusively for two days, says a report in this month's Pediatrics. When admitted to a hospital after the second day, the boy showed signs of starvation. "It's not the presence of aspartame that made the child sick," said the author, Dr. Paul Lewis of Seattle. "It was the absence of everything else, the absence of real food." Twelve ounces of aspartame-sweetened beverage contain about one calorie, compared with about 100 calories in the same amount of sucrose-sweetened beverage. The director of clinical research for the NutraSweet Co., which markets aspartame, said the case Lewis reported was extreme. iBg LUtfgy CSD needs nothing more than additional financial and human resources. The Grocery Manufacturers of America said the report, "Filthy Food, Dubious Drugs and Defective Devices: the Legacy of FDA's Antiquated Statute," had "a sensational title, but little new information." The legislation would give FDA power to order destruction of goods that risk human or animal health and mandate that other unsatisfactory goods be clearly stamped "Refused entry to the United States." "More and more goods come from countries in the Third World, where quality-control standards, if they exist at all, are often substantially weaker than those required in the U.S.," said the study. Importers usually find a way to get contaminated products into the U.S. market, the study said. A popular practice known as "port shopping" involves taking goods rejected at one harbor to a less alert port. Discover the health, fitness and social benefits of dance while you feel alive again. 1 f i BEGINNERS SPECIAL 10 Where You Can Have Confidence - Great Savings HERSHEY'S MINIATURES In OB. ROLAIDS ANTACID 75'S OR EXTRA STRENGTH ANACIN OR REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP MINIATURES M a 9 0Z. 5dQ Z FAST PAIN RELIEF 55'S 861-3563 LESSONS FOR The Reputation! 19 19 fi $10y. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Dangerously adulterated food, substandard medical devices and prescription drugs of dubious effectiveness are reaching consumers because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can't stop them, a House report says. For example, said the report being released today, the FDA thought a particular brand of chew-able Vitamin D tablets designed for children was too potent and a possible cause of elevated blood calcium levels which could damage kidneys and possibly lead to death. But the FDA cannot order recalls, so the agency began negotiations with the manufacturer instead. No agreement had been reached at the time the report was written, and the tablets were continuing to be sold. In another case, a hog producer in Indiana was feeding his animals seed corn contaminated with a fungicide and pesticide. The FDA had to ask the state veterinarian to quarantine the hogs because it El Nino develops in Pacific Phenomenon affects weather worldwide THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON El Nino is back. The oddity of nature that disrupted weather around the world nearly a decade ago is under way again, though in a mild form so far, said Vern Kousky of the federal Climate Analysis Center. Scientists have measured unusually warm water temperatures in the Pacific over the last three to six months, usually the first sign the phenomenon is developing. Warming water in the tropical Pacific may not sound like a threat, but a full-fledged El Nino could change the weather worldwide. A 1982-83 El Nino, the strongest in a century, was blamed for worsening a devastating drought in Africa, causing a series of severe winter storms to come ashore in California, spawning the first typhoon to strike French Polynesia in 75 years, deluging Peru and Ecuador with torrential rains and furthering the worst drought in two centuries in Australia. It cost 1,500 lives and billions of dollars in damage. The last El Nino, in 1986-87, was relatively mild. Kousky noted one similarity between this year and 1982: the presence of a cloud of volcanic debris in the air, this year from Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. The events, correctly called the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, are characterized by unusually warm water in the eastern tropical Pacific and by changes in air pressure over different parts of that ocean. But, Kousky said, it's not all bad news. Increased storminess can mean beneficial moisture to the southeastern United States, and changes in wind patterns may provide a warmer-than-normal winter in western Canada. We're sorry-Due to the manufacturer's inability to ship, the Weider Super Circuit Master Multi-Gym (E8000WER), on page 20, key 1, listed in the October Sale flyer (F0411) you will receive in the mail this week, may not be available in all of our stores. Back orders may be obtained for these items. Service Merchandise GILLETTE SENSOR CARTRIDGES 1's 5" III1 lat NESTLE CRUNCH FUN SIZE BARS 14 OZ. 2 E RITE AID LOLLIPOPS 10 OZ. The bill would give the FDA power to: Issue subpoenas when products are being investigated. Enter establishments without permission of the owner when criminal activity is suspected. Set civil penalties for violations. lacked the authority. While appropriate channels were being pursued, the pork was still on the market. These examples and more were collected by the staff of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on investigations and oversight to show why a bill scheduled for a vote this week is needed. The bill would give the FDA enforcement power over industries it regulates. But FDA-regulated business groups oppose it, saying the FDA ANACIN TABLETS m's C29 ALKA-SELTZER PLUS COLD MEDICINE TABLETS 00 20'S ROBITUSSIN DM,CF,PEOR PEDIATRIC COUGH FORMULA 4 0Z. rt7Q 2 HALLS COUGH TABLETS 30S 99 CIBA VISION SALINE SPRAY rVt.. AAA 3 & RITE AID DENTURE CLEANSER TABLETS Afn 96'S l49 2 PRICES ON WEEKLY SPECIALS & RITE AID unccv MOUTHWASH 40 OZ. 1 AJAX ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER AMMONIA mUflQ FRESH MOV t 28 OZ. : 79 RIGHT GUARD OR SOFT&DRI ANTI-PERSPIRANT 4 OZ. 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