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  • FDA cites “natural” tobacco manufacturers for false advertising
    FDA cites “natural” tobacco manufacturers for false advertising
    Three tobacco manufacturers, ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc., and Sherman’s 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd, assert that their cigarettes are “additive-free” and/or “natural”. However, the US Food and...
  • Greg Painter and his family
    Local Upper Darby family fights insurance company for life saving drug
    Greg Painter is a great guy. Ask anyone who grew up with Greg in Upper Darby. He married his childhood sweetheart Rian who he met was only 16 years old. It was true love, and today they are the happy parents of 3 wonderful children. Rian, explains...
  • Pills array
    FDA warns: Caution when using your medicine cabinet
    Motrin (ibuprofen), Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are just a few of the over-the-counter medications that clutter our medicine cabinets. So much so, that the average American rarely thinks twice about popping one of these...
  • FDA may crack down on e-cigs, regulate vape e-liquid flavors to lose kid appeal
    FDA may crack down on e-cigs, regulate vape e-liquid flavors to lose kid appeal
    The Food and Drug Administration admits it's pretty much clueless about electronic cigarette dangers. Nevertheless, the FDA may crack down on e-cigs and regulate vape e-liquid flavors to lose kid appeal. Fox 43 reported August 12 that smoke...
  • Kim Kardashian eyed by FDA for drug promo
    Kim Kardashian stifled by FDA from singing praises of morning sickness drug
    Kim Kardashian caught the eye of the FDA after she took to her Instagram account to rave about the morning sickness medication she is taking during her second pregnancy. Kim, who is a paid spokesperson for the drug company, was found to offer some...
  • FDA issues alert concerning cilantro from Puebla, Mexico
    FDA issues alert concerning cilantro from Puebla, Mexico
    As of August 4, 2015, the CDC has announced there has been 384 confirmed cases ofCyclospora infection from 26 states, including Wisconsin.Cyclospora cayetanensis is a single-celled parasite that causes an intestinal infection called cyclosporiasis...
  • Cilantro being bundled
    Cyclospora outbreak linked to imported cilantro
    Imported fresh cilantro from the state of Puebla, Mexico has been linked to outbreaks of cyclosporiasis in the United States, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has issued a seasonal ban on the product in an effort to prevent further...
  • FDA bans contaminated cilantro from Mexico
    FDA bans contaminated cilantro from Mexico
    The US Food and Drug Administration has placed a ban on cilantro shipments from Puebla, Mexico after it was found that crops grown at 5-farms out of 11 farms there inspected by both US and Mexican authorities had been contaminated by workers using...
  • New study finds many serious drug side-effects not reported to FDA
    New study finds many serious drug side-effects not reported to FDA
    Most are aware that virtually all medications can have side-effects and that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitors the safety of drugs available on the US marketplace. The FDA relies on reporting by drug manufacturers and other entities,...
  • Nutrition Facts Labels
    FDA proposes new nutrition labels for a healthier nation
    When looking to revamp one’s health, sugar is often the first thing removed from the diet…and with good reason. An excess of sugar has been linked to weight gain and various diseases, such as type II diabetes and heart disease....
  • Sugar danger
    FDA wants to change nutrition labels to show hidden sugars
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially recommended that all nutrition labels now list the amount of added sugar as well as the percent daily value (% DV) as of Friday. This action has been long encouraged by health professionals but...
  • Dangerous mercury amalgam dental fillings
    Department of Health and Human Services blocks warning on mercury dental filling
    Senior officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have rejected a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal that would have curbed dentists' use of mercury in dental fillings. Mercury is recognized as one of the planet&...
  • Cat drug
    New cat drug targets oral disease
    A Texas firm is seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use a new drug to treat feline gingivostomatitis, a chronic, painful mouth ailment in cats.Rapamycin Holdings of San Antonio wrote in a July 16 press release that...
  • Animal drugs
    Pet health firm told to stop selling unapproved kidney drug
    A federal court has ordered a Las Vegas firm to stop selling RenAvast, an unapproved animal drug that has been marketed as a nutritional supplement to promote kidney health in cats and dogs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced...
  • FDA reasserts heart attack and stroke risk of NSAIDs
    FDA reasserts heart attack and stroke risk of NSAIDs
    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) are medications that can relieve pain and reduce fever. These drugs include over-the-counter-and prescription medications such as aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Anaprox, and Celebrex. Most medications have...
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