Hydrocodone, sold as Vicodin and other brand names, may face tighter restrictions on prescribing and use. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Jerky treats for dogs and cats have been linked to pet illnesses and deaths. But it's still unclear what is causing the problems. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The FDA is expected to determine whether e-cigarettes should be regulated like tobacco products later this month. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled in the U.S. since 1990. Opioid painkillers like OxyContin are the cause of three-quarters of those deaths. Toby Talbot/Associated Press hide caption

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Joe Buley owns Screamin' Ridge Farm in Montpelier, Vt. He says the FDA's new food safety rules threaten the viability of small New England farm operations like his. Here, Buley harvests cucumbers. Emily Corwin hide caption

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Acetaminophen has been added to the list of over-the-counter painkillers that can cause rare but deadly skin reactions. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Bad bug: The bacterium Clostridium difficile kills 14,000 people in the United States each year. Janice Carr/CDC/dapd hide caption

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These funny mustachioed fish are at the center of a farm bill fight in the House and Senate. Sasha Radosavljevic/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Microscopic bugs called cheese mites are responsible for giving Mimolette its distinctive rind and flavor. Chris Waits/via Flickr hide caption

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U.S. District Judge Korman of New York is steamed about the administration's handling of the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill. AP hide caption

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