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FDA seeking information on hand sanitizers to 'fill in the gaps'

Hand sanitizers are everywhere we go today, from disposal wipes at the grocery store to little plastic bottles we carry in our purse or pocket. But just how safe and effective are they? That is what the FDA wants to know.

Bolthouse Farms recalls 3.8 million drinks because of illnesses

Bakersfield - Reports of numerous consumer illnesses has prompted Bolthouse Farms Inc to recall about 3.8 millions bottles of protein shakes and cappuccino beverages across the United States.

Health Alert — Frozen vegetable recall is now international

The number of companies recalling frozen vegetables over concerns about Listeria contamination has not only expanded, but now includes Canada, the UK, and Japan. There is also the possibility this latest recall may be unrelated to the CRF recall.

Migraine patch withdrawn due to burns risk

A medical patch designed to help relieve the symptoms of migraine has been withdrawn for a temporary period by its manufacturer. The migraine patch is branded Zecuity.

FedEx accused of shipping illegal prescription drugs

Washington - The U.S. government has accused global distributor FedEx of knuckling shipping company illegal prescription drugs. The case has begun in a federal court.

Florida residents unsure about mosquito disease risks

Miami - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering testing out a new anti-mosquito control method in one community within Florida. However, a recent survey suggests the residents are skeptical.

Op-Ed: Food safety in America — FDA turns inspections into a joke

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come under fire from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for its inefficient and ineffective food recall procedures. It was also learned that CRF Foods has been in violation of food safety rules for years.

Imodium in FDA health warning

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that taking higher than recommended doses of the diarrhea medicine loperamide (Imodium) can cause serious heart problems that can lead to death.

Ex-FDA head calls for easier access to medicines

The former head to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Margaret Hamburg has teamed up with the head of a major pharmaceutical company to call on drug regulators like FDA to improve the approval of new medicines.

Op-Ed: Another chicken recall due to plastic and rubber pieces

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, Louisiana is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully-cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic and rubber.

Op-Ed: How serious is a food recall due to Listeria contamination?

The recent recall notices issued for frozen vegetables and frozen fruit blend in Canada and the U.S. are just one of a number of tools the CFIA and FDA/FSIS uses to warn the public about possible bacterial contamination of food products.

Listeria threat widens - FDA and Pictsweet not talking

With the latest recall over listeria contaminated chopped onions, Reser's Fine Foods has been the only company to voluntarily issue a recall notice to the public about its products. Pictsweet and the FDA are still remaining silent.

Experts suggests food packages with how long to burn calories off

Put down that candy bar. The UK’s Royal Society of Public Health is suggesting food labels display how much activity is required to burn off calories that have just been consumed.

'Black Box' warning is now required on all painkillers says FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and fentanyl will now be required to carry a "black box" warning about the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose and death.

Is it time to ban powdered gloves for medical use?

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering banning powdered gloves for use in medical procedures. This is due to the health risk they pose to the patient.

Head of GSK to retire, and other pharma news

The head of GlaxoSmithKline is to retire, amid some concerns about the company’s performance. Digital Journal presents this and other news from the pharmaceutical sector, including mergers and FDA warnings.

Surgeon accused of malpractice Special

A law suit has begun relating to the chief of cardiac surgery at Northwestern University. Here Dr. Patrick McCarthy is accused using an unauthorized medical device.

U.S. compounding pharmacies oversight under fire

A new review of compounding pharmacies from the Pew Charitable Trusts has raised questions about the industry's regulations. This follows a series of product sterility issues in recent years.

Starbucks breakfast sandwiches recalled over Listeria concerns

A food supplier has recalled pre-packaged breakfast sandwiches made for sale at Starbucks stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma because of concerns over possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The FDA questions Xarelto safety due to defective device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating on the reliability of the ROCKET-AF clinical trial that led to the approval of Xarelto. Despite the European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirming its validity, a defective device may have compromised it.

India’s Ipca Laboratories receives FDA warning

Mumbai - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning notice to Ipca Laboratories, which is based in India, for data integrity issues.

Your Parmesan cheese may be nothing but wood fiber

Parmesan cheese sprinkled over pasta dishes is almost as American as apple pie to many of us, but the cheese police have discovered that we have been unknowingly sprinkling wood shavings on our spaghetti.

GE-salmon imports blocked until FDA decides on labeling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced recently it was putting a hold on the import of Aqua Bounty's recently approved genetically-engineered salmon until the agency could figure out how to label the product.

Shkreli set to take the Fifth Amendment at hearing

Washington - Ex-pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has stated he would like to "berate" and "insult" Congress. However, for this week’s hearing he is set to take the Fifth Amendment.

Product recalls — What do they mean for the consumer? (Part 1)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is given the task of protecting the public from defective or potentially unsafe products before they reach the consumer. When a product is potentially dangerous or can cause illness, the FDA issues a recall.

Skin whitening cream and medicinal clay recalled

A skin whitening cream has been recalled due to the presence of mercury and a medicinal clay has been recalled due to the presence of lead. Both affect the U.S. market.

Cough mixture warning, and round-up of other recalls

A licorice coughing liquid has been voluntarily recalled, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The product was produced by the Ma Ying Long Pharmaceutical Group.

Dr. Robert Califf is head of U.S. FDA

Washington - The U.S. Senate has backed President Obama and appointed Dr. Robert Califf as the new head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most powerful health regulator in the world.

FDA takes legal action against pharmaceutical company

Washington - A consent decree has been opened against Downing Labs LLC, of Dallas, Texas, together with the holding company. The action has been initiated by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay.

Weight loss medication recalled

Washington - The company Bee Extremely Amazed LLC, based in Jewett, Ohio, U.S., is recalling several of its products marketed for weight loss because the products contain undeclared ingredients.
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