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FDA publishes list of drugs with new safety warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a list of medicines for which there are new safety warnings or errors with the package inserts.

Op-Ed: Health Canada under fire for serious public health risk issues

Toronto - The Toronto Star has exposed major failures related to Health Canada’s conduct of its operations. A pattern of dysfunction, including "useless" information, a culture of hiding serious drug defects, and a lot more is emerging, and it's a sick picture.

FDA approves new melanoma drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first of a new type of immunotherapy that aims to direct a patient’s own immune system against the body's cancer.

Angina treatment Nicorandil recalled

An ischaemic heart disease treatment drug called Nicorandil has been withdrawn from sale by a pharmaceutical firm based in the Philippines. The recall is on account of issues related to recommended production and sales guidelines.

Rotting frogs found in pharmaceutical plant

During an inspection of Marck Biosciencies' plant in Kheda, India, the U.S. FDA found faked data, mold and rotting frogs.

Antibiotic capsules recalled in the U.S.

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories has initiated a recall of multiple lots of the antibiotic cephalexin capsules from the U.S. market. The tablets were imported from India.

China company's Ebola test kit wins production approval

China's Academy of Military Medical Sciences announced on Thursday they received approval for the mass production of an Ebola field-test kit. The test kit will be produced by Shenzhen Puruikang Biotech Co., Ltd. at their Wuhan, Hubei province facility.

U.S. set for record drug recalls

According to a report from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, the number of drug recalls in 2014 within the U.S. looks set to become the highest number of recalls to date.

Fraudulent Ebola treatments sold online

Bethesda - The U.S. FDA is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. It seems that there are a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.

FDA to examine female sexual dysfunction

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a two-day, late-October meeting on female sexual dysfunction (FSD). The FDA has invited FSD patients, researchers, and clinicians who have experience with FSD.

Op-Ed: New U.S. body to evaluate antimicrobial products

London Colney - Antibacterial resistance is a growing global problem. According to the most recent statistics from the CDC, at least 2 million people acquire serious infections with bacteria that are resistant to one or more of antibacterial drugs.

White and Blue Lion Tattoo Kits receive FDA warning

Washington - U.S. FDA is warning consumers that not all tattoo ink is safe. California company White and Blue Lion Inc. recalled inks in in-home tattoo kits after testing confirmed bacterial contamination in unopened bottles.

The FDA pushes purposed rule to regulate more tobacco products

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported there are over 215 complaints each month about electric cigarettes.

Sterile products produced by Downing Labs recalled

Washington - U.S. FDA is alerting consumers not to use drugs marketed as sterile produced by Downing Labs LLC, also known as NuVision Pharmacy, in Dallas. This is because products may be contaminated.

Drug safety warnings

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its list of drug safety warnings and errors to labels and information leaflets.

FDA health alert concerning caffeine powder after student death

Washington - The US Food and Drug Administration issued a health alert Friday on the use of powdered pure caffeine, following a June Ohio Coroner’s Court finding that an 18-year-old student died as a result of toxic levels of caffeine in his bloodstream.

FDA proposes rule to destroy illegal imports

The U.S. FDA is proposing that it be given powers to to destroy any drug valued at $2,500 or less that has been refused admission into the United States under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

FDA approves new antibiotic

Washington - A second new drug to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been approved under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new fast-track incentive program.

Red Yeast Rice recalled over chemical contamination

Washington - Doctor’s Best is voluntarily recalling lot 3121005 (7379 bottles) of Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement, 600 mg Capsules, 120-count bottles. This is due to chemical contamination.

FDA warns of rare but dangerous hypersensitivity to acne products

The U.S. FDA has officially warned of the chance of extreme allergic reactions to popular products that deal with acne like Oxy, Aveeno, Proactiv and Neutrogena.

Blood pressure drug olmesartan cleared of causing heart issues

Washington - The U.S. FDA has completed a safety review and has found no clear evidence of increased cardiovascular risks associated the blood pressure medication olmesartan in diabetic patients.

FDA updates drug safety warnings

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its list of drug safety warnings and errors to labels and information leaflets.

Mind-controlled robotic prosthetic arm gets FDA approval

A team led by the US Defence Department's advanced research agency has been granted permission by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to begin producing a robotic prosthetic limb.

Epidural corticosteroid injection warning

The U.S. FDA is warning that injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke, paralysis, and death.

FDA issues alert over medication changes

Washington - Each month the U.S. FDA issues an alert over changes to the packaging or prescribing information relating to a number of medicines. The Digital Journal examines the latest information.

Mouthwash recalled due to bacterial contamination

Natural Organics Inc. is voluntarily recalling its Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash after one lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing.

FDA approves overdose device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a handheld device for the treatment of opioid-overdose emergencies.

FDA finds contaminated drugs at pharma plant

The FDA has found that a drug ingredient manufactured at a GlaxoSmithKline Plc plant in Ireland was contaminated and says the company did not take sufficient action to resolve the problems.

Homeopathic drug recalled due to contamination

Terra-Medica, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its homeopathic drug products in liquid, tablet, capsule, ointment, and suppository forms due to a chemical mix-up during manufacturing.

FDA drug safety update

Washington - The U.S. FDA has published an updated list of changes made to various medicines available in the market. Some of the warnings relate to previously unknown complications that can be caused by the drugs.
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