Food and Drug Administration
Indian employees of the Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited pharmaceutical Indian factory leave work at the end of the day at Toansa village in Ropar about 50 Km from Chandigarh on May 14, 2013. The US subsidiary of New Delhi-based Ranbaxy Laboratories pleaded guilty to seven counts of felony after it distributed several India-produced adulterated generic drugs in the United States in 2005 and 2006. They were all made in a facility near Chandigarh city in northern India, which US Food and Drug Administration inspectors cited for poor record keeping and inadequate testing for the stability of the drugs over time.
Before they can be planted in the U.S., GM crops undergo detailed scientific review by at least two, and often three separate federal agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
But only a month ago, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that gingko may be carcinogenic, causing liver or thyroid cancer, and hemorrhaging of the brain. So don’t believe the ads and don’t take supplements without consulting an expert.
To date, the FDA has received seven reports. Clinical information about these patients is pending; at least one of these adverse events appears to involve fungus ... As part of the ongoing investigation, the FDA will continue to work closely with the CDC and state authorities to thoroughly review the sterile practices at Main Street.More quotes »
FDA move may raise painkiller overdose deaths, some say
tamper-resistant features will lead to more overdose deaths on Long Island and across the country, experts warned.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday denied a request by Endo Health Solutions to block generic versions of Opana ER -- a decision Read more »
Wrigley takes new caffeinated gum off market
Food and Drug Administration investigation into the safety of caffeine-added foods has prompted Wrigley to take its new caffeinated gum off the market for the time being.Wrigley said Wednesday that it will temporarily halt sales and marketing of Alert caffeinated Read more »
Judge slams limits on morning-after pills
restrictions.U.S. District Judge Edward Korman said that at the same time the government appealed his April decision, the Food and Drug Administration adopted new rules that appear to make the pill more available but will in fact increase its cost and require Read more »
FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs
never use medicines containing the ingredient valproate because they can lower the IQ scores of their children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday.The new warning will be included on the labels of medicines that contain valproate. These medicines Read more »
FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds
a prior recommendation from its own expert advisory panel, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that it does not plan to implement a ban on the use of indoor tanning devices by children.Instead, the agency is proposing bumping up "sunlamp Read more »
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Salmolux Recalls Cold Smoked Salmon Products Because Of Possible Health Risk
FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 25, 39 m ago from U.S. Food and Drug Administration Read more »
HIT Vendor Seeking MDDS for Meaningful Relationship
As noted before, from time to time I answer questions and exchange ideas with folks from hospitals, companies and with students. It’s a karma thing with me – if I can help out with reasonable effort in situations where there’s no immediate consulting oppor 12:17 PM from Medical Connectivity Read more »
Is FDA Covering Its Fanny on Avandia?
that more or less confirmed these figures. At first GSK sat on the data but eventually they did notify the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. As FDA critics have long noted, the CDER has a sort of structural conflict of interest, being responsible 11:51 AM from Hooked: Ethics, Medicine, and Pharma Read more »
Store Brands from Target and Walmart Top Latest Sunscreen Ratings
Reports tested offered less than their labeled SPF value, a measure of protection from burning UVB rays. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now has new rules governing sunscreens. According to the agency, one of the most important requirements is the testing from Kansas City Infozine Read more »
Three reasons FDA’s enforcement helps mobile health
be done in many areas of social media. The Agency has taken the position that there are some practices that violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and the Agency has therefore not waited on its guidance to enforce. (Just to be clear, there are though some from MobiHealthNews Read more »