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  • FDA seeks public input into proposed changes for food safety rules
    FDA seeks public input into proposed changes for food safety rules
    The FDA will accepting public comments regarding newly proposed rule revisions to its Food Safety Modernization Act designed to help prevent food-borne illnesses, rather than responding to problems after they occur. The 4 updated proposed rules...
  • Unauthorized drug products seized by US Marshals in New Jersey
    Unauthorized drug products seized by US Marshals in New Jersey
    ·U.S. Marshals at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey confiscated a number of “unapproved and improperly labeled drug products” marketed, sold and distributed...
  • Boxes of Tamiflu are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy November 28, 2007 in San Anselmo, California.
    One-day flu cure works but FDA stands in its way
    Peramivir, a single injected dose of neuraminidase inhibitor, is safe and effective in eliminating influenza symptoms if the drug is administered within 24 hours of the first symptoms of the flu. These are the conclusions of Rich Whitley of the...
  • let he among us
    On Merck: FDA and the Bible have something in common
    According to a September 4 article in the Star Tribune; the Food and Drug Administration has given “accelerated” approval to Merck. This approval allows Merck to market and sell Keytruda, a drug that can be used to treat melanoma....
  • Pet eye drugs
    Pet eye products spur FDA warning
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told three animal drug firms to stop selling unapproved eye products for cats and dogs.The warning applies to several “tear stain removers” that are supposed to curb excessive tear...
  • New Ebola vaccine, experimental drug offers new hope
    Ebola monkeys tested with ZMapp test negative, and show no signs of side effects
    Although the number of Ebola cases are still on the rise in West Africa, health officials, medical teams, and pharmaceutical researchers scramble to find a treatment. Multiple news agencies announced Saturday, that ZMapp has cured 100 percent of...
  • Caffeine in energy drinks may cause serious health problems.
    Energy drinks linked to serious heart problems
    Energy drinks can cause dangerous heart problems and even death, according to research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress on Aug. 31. French researchers said the cardiovascular problems associated with energy drinks...
  • Federal judge bans BioAnue from selling supplements to treat HIV and cancer etc.
    Federal judge bans BioAnue from selling supplements to treat HIV and cancer etc.
    Judge Marc T. Treadwell, of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia has issued a permanent injunction against dietary supplement manufacturing company BioAnue Laboratories of Rochelle, GA and its owner/operators, Gloria...
  • Niagara Falls
    Fast food, slow food thinking about it too much makes me crazy
    It is pledge week in Cleveland for our local public television stations and I have to say up front that I support both public television and public radio with monetary contributions during this time. I am also very proud of my daughter who is an...
  • Gay teens eyes rejected: FDA donor network denies eyes from gay teen
    Gay teens eyes rejected: FDA donor network denies eyes from gay teen
    A gay teen’s eyes have been rejected by the FDA from going to a potential recipient because of a federal policy that some are calling archaic. The teen, Alexander “AJ” Betts, died from a suicide attempt in July of last year after...
  • Colgate toothpaste linked to cancer causing agent
    Colgate Total toothpaste linked to cancer causing agent
    A report released by the FDA has shed some light on a very disturbing ingredient in one of our favorite toothpastes. The report has found that Triclosan, one of the ingredients in Total toothpaste from the Colgate-Palmolive company, has been...
  • Bartolomeo Beccari
    New FDA rules will clarify labeling regarding gluten content
    As of August 2, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration took a step in a good direction when it comes to labeling of gluten-free foods. (See http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm363474.htm#.U-BNzovHXSE.email.) From this...
  • House approves sunscreen safety bill
    House approves sunscreen safety bill
    Just how effective is that sunscreen you slather on your skin when outside enjoying the summer weather? Legislation moving through Congress is intended to help you know just that. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Sunscreen Innovation...
  • US States and Mexico form partnership to strengthen produce safe
    US States and Mexico form partnership to strengthen produce safe
    The FDA and Mexico’s National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) a have joined with the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) in forming a partnership to “ to promote...
  • Coffee tips
    Coffee helps weight loss, but avoid Dr. Oz's green coffee and caffeine powder
    Coffee has become one of the most popular beverages in the world. Mega-corporations such as Starbucks have the humble coffee bean to thank. And now a new study shows that coffee can also boost weight loss, reported Food Consumer on July 20.During...