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FDA approves first Ebola test for emergency use

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Roche Diagnostics’ Ebola test for emergency use. The approval has been accelerated due to the current crisis.

Antipsychotic drug warning

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert about an antipsychotic drug called ziprasidone. The drug is associated with a serious skin reaction that can progress to affect other parts of the body.

Many dietary supplements are 'a risk'

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the unusual step of issuing an alert about dietary supplements. It warns that those that are “probiotic” are a risk to people with weak immune systems.

The dirty and dangerous side of soap and other products we use

Many of the personal care products and dietary supplements we use frequently have chemicals and other substances that are extremely toxic after long-term exposure.

Latest FDA drug safety warnings

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a revised update of alterations made to medicinal products during the past month. This includes the latest safety alerts.

Destruction of secret smallpox vials delayed

Bethesda - The destruction of vials of smallpox - one of the world's deadliest diseases - found hidden on U.S. soil has been delayed. The reason? Because the World Health Organization (WHO) has been too busy with Ebola.

FDA publishes new medicinal safety warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new update of changes made to medicinal products. This includes the latest safety warnings.

FDA approves device stimulate hair growth with laser light

The Federal Drug Administration recently approved a device that claims to treat androgenetic alopecia, or male-patterned baldness.

FDA approves new device for treating migraines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the go-ahead for two new devices to be marketed for the treatment of migraines. The devices offer a different option to established treatments.

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.
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