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CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd talked with Sen. Michael Bennet (credit: CBS)

Sen. Bennet Behind Prescription Drug Tracking Law

One of Colorado’s U.S. senators is behind a sweeping new drug safety law — the first in decades. It allows the government to track prescription drugs the same way companies like FedEx track packages.

12/04/2013

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New Process Detects Contaminants In Marijuana

The microscope at the University of New Haven shows a marijuana leaf covered with dozens of tiny bumps. It’s mold, and someone, somewhere could be smoking similarly contaminated pot and not have a clue.

12/01/2013

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DNA Testing Company Ordered To Stop Selling Over-The-Counter Test

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered a DNA testing company to stop selling its over-the-counter test. The FDA claims the test is being sold illegally to diagnose diseases with no proof it actually works.

11/25/2013

Eric and Ryan Jensen head into the federal courthouse on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Listeria Case Farmers Apologize To Victims

Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak are meeting Tuesday with some of the family members of people who died, a spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department in Denver said.

11/19/2013

CBS4's Karen Leigh talks with Becky McGava. (Credit: CBS)

Colorado Woman Joins Online Complaints About Birth Control Method

A Colorado mother complains of having debilitating symptoms after undergoing a procedure for permanent birth control. She’s among so many other women complaining that consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is taking up the cause.

11/04/2013

Eric and Ryan Jensen head into the federal courthouse on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Victim’s Wife Thinks Jensen Brothers Deserve Extended Jail Sentence

The wife of a man who was among those who died in the cantaloupe listeria outbreak in 2011 wants a harsh punishment for the two brothers who pleaded guilty in federal court this week.

10/23/2013

Eric and Ryan Jensen head into the federal courthouse on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Jensen Farms Owners Tied To Listeria Outbreak Plead Guilty

Two Colorado farmers whose cantaloupes were tied to a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges under a deal with federal prosecutors.

10/22/2013

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Farmers Tied To Listeria Outbreak To Plead Guilty

Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers plan to plead guilty under a deal with federal prosecutors in connection with the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people in the nation’s deadliest case of foodborne illness in a quarter century.

10/16/2013

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FDA: Criminal Case Against Jensen Farms Shows Food Safety Is Paramount

Criminal charges against two cantaloupe farmers over a deadly food-borne illness send an emphatic message to fruit and vegetable growers to crack down on safety, federal regulators said Friday.

09/27/2013

CBS4's Karen Leigh talks with Rose and Robert Lucero. (Credit: CBS)

Lawsuits, Patients Claim Medical Mesh Causing Unbearable Pain

Thousands of lawsuits involving tens of thousands of women claim that transvaginal mesh is to blame for their health problems.

09/04/2013

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