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Acetaminophen Warning By FDA: Overdose Can Be Fatal

The FDA recently asked that healthcare providers be mindful of the dosage of Acetaminophen they choose to prescribe patients. According to the government regulatory agency, more than 325 mg of the drug could have negative consequences such as severe liver …

Acetaminophen Warning: FDA Says Limit Dose to 325 MG
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an acetaminophen warning on Tuesday and recommends that healthcare professionals stop prescribing drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is a pain medicine that you may recognize from taking Tylenol. …

Acetaminophen Warning Issued By FDA Tells Of Possible Liver Damage
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Acetaminophen warnings issued by the FDA this week ask doctors to limit the dosage of the drug they give patients, which will prevent possible liver damage. The Food and Drug Administration says they asked “manufacturers of prescription combination drug products …

Monster Energy Drinks Investigated By Attorneys

Your company may want to stop pushing the envelope of your product if it has a history for being a potential causation of five deaths from reports by the Food and Drug Administration. Monster Beverage Corporation, the makers of the …

Monster Drinks Investigated For Targeting Children
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Monster Beverage Corp. is coming under attack in an investigation by a New York state attorney general¬†and a San Francisco city attorney general. Amidst all the death reports cause by energy drinks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)¬†has confirmed that …

FDA Warns of Supplement Containing Steroid
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week warned consumers against a dietary supplement named Mass Destruction. The bodybuilding supplement has been found to contain a synthetic anabolic steroid. The FDA warning came on the heels of a death …

Cholesterol Levels: Keep Them Lo-Ho-Ho-W This Xmas

Cholesterol is a hot topic this week, and for good reason– the Christmas dinner rivals the gloriousness of the Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention the cookies and sweets that seem to be everywhere all season. It has since been established …

FDA to Require Food Supply Protections

Most food scares in the U.S. are caused by negligence or accidents, not someone intentionally poisoning a large amount of food. The latter scenario might seem more like the scheme of a comic book villain, but the U.S. Food and …

Antibacterial Soap: What You Need To Know

Some of us pride ourselves on having antibacterial anything close by. In the bathroom, in the kitchen, and even in your purse. You know, just in case you’re stuck in a public restroom and that blasted automatic soap dispenser is …

FDA to Take a Closer Look at Antibacterial Soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it will be taking a closer look into the safety of antibacterial soaps. Under a new rule proposed by the agency, antibacterial soap and body wash manufacturers would have to …

Aura Migraine Treatment Device Approved by FDA Aura Migraine Treatment Device Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first device for the treatment of aura migraines. Aura migraines are described by the agency as severe migraine headaches preceded by a visual, sensory, or motor disturbance – and “aura.” …

Generic Versions of Cymbalta Approved by the FDA
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved the first generic versions of the antidepressant duloxetine, commonly marketed as Cymbalta. The drug is a delayed-release medication used to treat depression and some other specific conditions. The new generic …

FDA to Tackle Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
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The practice of using antibiotics in farm animals has been debated for decades now. Farms will often put antimicrobials into the feed or water of animals bound for the dinner table to enable faster growth using less feed. Critics have …

New Hepatitis C Treatment Approved in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that a new treatment for hepatitis C has been approved. The drug, marketed as Sovaldi, is now approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) – the second such …

Bent-Penis Drug Approved by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a drug for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease, a medical condition that causes severe curvature of the penis. The drug, branded as Xiaflex, is the first FDA-approved medication for the treatment …

J&J Company to Pay $1.25 Million Over Expiration Dates J&J Company to Pay $1.25 Million Over Expiration Dates

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has settled a civil penalty case against Johnson & Johnson company Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP). ASP has agreed to pay $1.25 million over misbranded products that it distributed. Two …

FDA Raid Nabs $2 Million in Banned Dietary Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it last week led a raid on Norcross, Georgia dietary supplement manufacturer Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. During the raid, U.S. Marshals seized more than 1,500 cases of weight loss products. The goods, …

Epilepsy-Treating Brain Implant Approved by FDA
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a brain implant designed to treat epilepsy. The implant is now approved for use in the U.S. to help reduce the frequency of epilepsy-related seizures for patients who haven’t responded to …

Study: Most Herbal Supplements Contain No Herbs Study: Most Herbal Supplements Contain No Herbs

The New York Times noted a study last week from a Canadian research team claiming roughly three out of four herbal supplements contain little more than weeds or powdered rice. The research team used a test called DNA barcoding, which …

FDA Approves New Seizure Medication
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved a new medication for seizures associated with epilepsy. The drug, branded Aptiom by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, is now approved for the treatment of “partial” seizures of the type …

NY Mayor Bloomberg Sounds Off on Trans Fat Ban

Earlier today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new classification for trans fats that would essentially ban partially hydrogenated oils from being used in food. While the proposal has reignited a national debate government regulation and public …