FDA Issues Warning Letter Against Powdered Caffeine

FDA Sends Warning Letter to Powdered Caffeine Manufacturers that the Product is Dangerous The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent official letters to five powdered caffeine manufacturers stating that the product is dangerous and may have caused at least two deaths. Last year, two otherwise healthy young men – one from Ohio, and one from … [Read more...]

Research Misconduct Can Lead to Defective Drugs or Devices

FDA, Medical Journals Rarely Report Violations in Clinical Trials, Which Can Lead to Defective Drugs or Devices A new study found that US health regulators often find serious problems in how clinical trials are conducted as research facilities, but their final, published reports almost never mention these issues. This can lead not only to … [Read more...]

Research Links Viagra to Skin Cancer

Study Finds Viagra Use Increases Risk of Skin Cancer New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that men who take Viagra may have up to double the risk of skin cancer. The study, published in the June edition of JAMA, evaluated 26,000 male patients who disclosed during a 2000 Harvard study that used … [Read more...]

Senators Express Concern About Morcellation Procedures to FDA

Senators Encourage FDA to Ban Use of Power Morcellator Devices and Morcellation Procedures Due to Cancer Risk Although the Food and Drug Administration has already expressed concern about morcellation procedures to remove uterine fibroids and perform hysterectomies, due to the possibility of spreading uterine and ovarian cancer, the regulatory … [Read more...]

Voluntary Drug Recall for Sterile Injectable Drugs

Company Issues Voluntary Drug Recall for Non-Expired Sterile Injectable Drugs On Wednesday, July 23rd, the FDA and Unique Pharmaceuticals announced a voluntary drug recall on behalf of the pharmaceutical manufacturer for all non-expired sterile injectable drugs. Unique Pharmaceuticals manufactured the products for sterile use in Temple, Texas, … [Read more...]

FDA Investigates Spray-On Sunscreen Danger?

FDA Investigators are Unsure of Spray-On Sunscreen’s Safety Spray-on sunscreen is hugely popular with parents and kids, because they are easy and quick to apply. However, health officials are unsure if the sunscreens are completely safe, especially for young children. In 2011, the FDA announced that they would investigate the safety and … [Read more...]

Fresenius NaturaLyte Bicarbonate Concentrate Recalled

GrauFlo and NaturaLyte Recalled by the FDA In April, the Food and Drug Administration issued a Class I drug recall for additional Fresenius’s dialysis products after a bacterial infection led to a patient death. The FDA announced the Class I recall after one reported patient death and two patient injuries related to the Fresenius Dialysis product … [Read more...]

Sixth Death from Nap Nanny Reported After Product Recall

Nap Nanny is Under Product Recall, Parents Still Using the Item After a sixth infant death was reported, US safety experts said on Tuesday, June 3rd, that consumers must stop using the Nap Nanny, which is still under product recall. The Nap Nanny was taken off the market by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) last year when the … [Read more...]

OxyElite Pro, Popular Weight-Loss Supplement, Linked to Hepatitis Cases

FDA Links Weight-Loss Drug OxyElite Pro to Hepatitis and Liver Failure Cases in Hawaii The FDA has announced that the popular weight-loss drug, OxyElite Pro, has been linked to cases of hepatitis, and subsequent liver failure, that showed up in Hawaii recently. So far, about 29 people have been diagnosed with acute hepatitis in Hawaii. One … [Read more...]

Four Retailers Step Up to Recall 150,000 Nap Nanny Baby Recliners

While Manufacturer Claims the Reclines are Safe, Four Major Retailers Agreed to Voluntarily Recall Nap Nanny Baby Recliners The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Thursday, December 27th, that Baby Matters’ Nap Nanny and Chill model baby recliners are unsafe and should be recalled. While manufacturer Baby Matters disagrees with the … [Read more...]

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