We're in deep doo-doo from the global threat of superbugs. The December announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts that threat back in the news. But I'm underwhelmed by FDA's response,
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday said it submitted a citizen petition asking that U.S. health regulators require copies of biological products to bear names that are similar and not identical
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small number of U.S. compounding pharmacies have begun registering with the Food and Drug Administration under new legislation designed to tighten control of the custom medication
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised concerns about the manufacturing practices at a factory owned by Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, the Indian drugmaker said on Monday, sending
The pain reliever acetaminophen is easy on the stomach. But at high doses, the drug can be hell on the liver. Now the Food and Drug Administration is asking doctors to refrain from prescribing drugs that
Consumers are wasting money on food supplements that use "exaggerated, misleading and sometimes unauthorised" claims to promote their alleged health benefits, a highly critical report has warned. Some
Groundwater in many countries, including the U.S., has naturally high levels of arsenic. Drinking water contaminated with unsafe levels of arsenic harms the lungs as much as decades of smoking, a new has
WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it has approved GlaxoSmithKline Plc's drug Tivicay to treat the most common strain of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/01/2013 05:27 PM EDT on LiveScience The common pain reliever acetaminophen can, in rare cases, cause serious skin reactions, the Food and Drug Administration
Despite big talk, the agency did not confront the structural problem of antibiotic use in farm animals, which means the public health dangers of meat production remain. flickr/joost-ijmuiden "FDA takes
The FDA is warning that the widely-used antihypertensive agent olmesartan (marketed as Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, Tribenzor, and generics) may cause severe diarrhea. According to an FDA safety announcement,
In a recent post, I noted the Catch-22 that the Supreme Court insists Congress created with its fast-track approvals for generic drugs. Those who are injured by a brand-name drug can win compensation the
By Toni Clarke July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators are cracking down on 15 companies for selling products they said falsely claim to cure or mitigate the symptoms of diabetes. The U.S. Food and
The dietary supplement Rock-It Man was touted as a potent, all-natural solution for the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, one that promised results in just 25 minutes. But when it was tested in a federal
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Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements.
After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations
A pediatrician who spent years defending childhood vaccines against the likes of actress/activist Jenny McCarthy has launched an assault on megavitamins and dietary supplements. "If you take large quantities
Health news Food and Drug Administration officials are cracking down on companies that sell illegal and fraudulent products that claim to treat, ease or even cure diabetes, which affects 1 in 9 Americans
Boston's 'medical mecca' aided attack response – FDA: No generic OxyContin without anti-crush, anti-abuse features - Lew
By KYLE CHENEY (email@example.com; @kyledcheney) With help from Joanne Kenen and Kathryn Smith BOSTON’S ‘MEDICAL MECCA’ AIDED ATTACK RESPONSE — Monday’s gruesome attack could’ve been a whole lot deadlier
Health news Reuters The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that fraudulent versions of the wrinkle treatment Botox, which is made by Allergan Inc and also used to treat headaches, underarm
By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/01/2013 05:09 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily An antibiotic commonly prescribed for bronchitis and sinus infections may increase the risk