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FDA Approves Cefaly Migraine Treatment Marketing

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the marketing of Cefaly, a device marketed to provide drug-free preventative treatment for migraine headaches. Cefaly is a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device that provides electrical stimulation to a user’s head. As a sort of battery-powered portable headband the device produces an electrical current meant to stimulate the trigeminal nerve, …

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New Painkiller Zohydro At Heart Of Major Controversy

There is no doubt that the proper dosage and usage of medication can go a long way towards helping individuals who suffer from conditions such as depression and anxiety. Even dangerously psychotic conditions that could lead persons to harm themselves or others can be greatly improved with the right medication. When a person is suffering from physical pain that is …

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Food Labels Will Soon Be Easier to Decipher

Food labels are changing for the first time in 20 years in an effort to continue the fight against obesity. They will begin prominently displaying things like calories for the typical serving size for regular people, not supermodels. They will also have to clearly state added sugars like corn syrup, white and brown sugar, and fruit juice concentrate, according to …

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FDA Implements Pilot Program For Fast-Track Drug Importation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has begun its two-year Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program. The program is meant to streamline some drug importation for select companies so that the FDA can focus its resources on more high-risk illegal importation. Following the two-year program the FDA will evaluate its success and possibly make it permanent, …

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Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Recalled Over Food Poisoning Concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Mars Foodservices today issued a recall of all Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice. The recall pertains to both five- and 25-pound bags of such rice. Other types of Uncle Ben rice, including Ready to Heat, boxed, or cup rice are not part of the recall. The recall was issued following illnesses reported in …

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FDA to Tighten Baby Formula Standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced new rules surrounding the manufacture of infant formula. The rules are meant to raise standards for formula manufacturing and ensure all formula is safe and nutritious. The new rule would improve quality control, notification, and record-keeping for manufacturers of infant formula. Microbial contamination testing will now also be required for infant …

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California Egg Law Is Met With Opposition

California has proposed a law set for 2015 that will regulate more stringent guidelines regarding the treatment of chickens. In order for farmers to qualify for selling eggs, space requirements must be met as well as other conditions such as not confining hens to cages. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has recently challenged this law and taken his concerns to …

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FDA Reveals New Anti-Smoking Campaign For Teens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today revealed a new anti-smoking ad campaign targeted at teens. The ads will be geared toward preventing teens aged 12 to 17 from ever smoking cigarettes. The agency estimates that 10 million teens in that age range have smoked a cigarette or would be open to doing so. The campaign is titled “The …

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FDA Outlines New Food Transportation Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced new proposed rules that would tighten restrictions on food transportation. The regulation would put new rules into place about sanitary practices for the food transportation sectors. The proposal includes criteria for food refrigeration, food protection during transportation, and cleaning procedures to follow between loads. Shippers, carriers, and receivers that transport food …

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Developmental Delay Test For Babies Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new test designed to detect developmental delays and intellectual disabilities in children. The test is marketed by Affymetrix under the name CytoScan Dx Assay and can detect disabilities such as Down syndrome. The test works by quickly analyzing a child’s genome, allowing it to detect chromosomal changes. The process specifically …

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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 damage. In certain circumstances, an excessive dose of Acetaminophen might even be fatal. The FDA made the reasons for its …

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Acetaminophen Warning: FDA Says Limit Dose to 325 MG

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. The FDA says that prescribing more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage unit can put people at risk for …

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