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FDA to Take a Closer Look at Antibacterial Soaps 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 …

FDA: Trans Fats Unsafe, to be Banned in Foods FDA: Trans Fats Unsafe, to be Banned in Foods
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced its intention to classify trans fats known as partially hydrogenated oils as not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. The classification is set to go into effect after 60 …

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.2 Billion Over Risperdal Claims Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.2 Billion Over Risperdal Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Janssen Pharmaceuticals has plead guilty over the misbranding of the drug Risperdal. Janssen and its company, Johnson & Johnson, will pay a total of …

FDA Proposes New Pet Food Regulations FDA Proposes New Pet Food Regulations
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Though many people see their pets as members of the family, the U.S. does not regulate pet food as strictly as it does people food. Recent pet food recalls have demonstrated just how Regulations could be tightened, however, if a …

Hydrocodone Put Up For Reclassification By FDA In Crackdown Hydrocodone Put Up For Reclassification By FDA In Crackdown
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Hydrocodone has long been on the DEA’s list of drugs that they’d like to see reclassified, which would make it harder to obtain; now, the FDA has agreed, after a ten-year battle by the DEA, to recommend Vicodin and other …

F.D.A. Seeks Tighter Control on Prescriptions for Class of Painkillers F.D.A. Seeks Tighter Control on Prescriptions for Class of Painkillers
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On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration recommended significantly tighter controls on how doctors prescribe commonly used painkillers such as Vicodin and Lortab. The recommendation comes amidst growing concern over abuse of prescription painkillers. It’s a debate that has raged …

FDA On-Track to Eliminate CFC Inhalers This Year FDA On-Track to Eliminate CFC Inhalers This Year

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it is nearing the end of its decade-spanning elimination of all medical inhalers that contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Such inhalers will be entirely phased out by the end of 2013. The …

Diet Coke’s Artificial Sweetener Causes Sales Drop Diet Coke’s Artificial Sweetener Causes Sales Drop

There have been a lot of growing concerns lately over the artificial sweeteners used in Diet Coke and other foods and beverages. We’ve heard for years about how certain artificial sweeteners can cause cancer and heart disease and contributes to …

Sheryl Crow Admits Knowledge of Armstrong’s Doping Sheryl Crow Admits Knowledge of Armstrong’s Doping
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In “Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, The Tour de France and The Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever,” a new book by Wall Street Journal reporters, Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell, set to release next Tuesday, Sheryl Crow admits that she knew what Lance …

FDA Approves New Antidepressant, Brintellix FDA Approves New Antidepressant, Brintellix
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved vortioxetine, a new medication to treat major depressive disorder in adults. The drug is marketed by both Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Lundbeck as Brintellix, and will come in …