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  • Dr. Oz diet pill study
    Dr. Oz diet pill study: Oz-endorsed magic diet pill was bogus, researchers admit
    A Dr. Oz diet pill study, lacking any verifiable data supporting its benefits, has been withdrawn. Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and host of his own Dr. Oz Show, touted and endorsed grand claims of a coffee bean extract, recommending it as a &ldquo...
  • Pumpkin Seed Pesto recalled in California
    Pumpkin Seed Pesto recalled in California
    Possible contamination with botulism has resulted in the recall of Pumpkin Seed Pesto, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. The product is made by California Olive and Vine of Sutter, California.The company's lab tests showed...
  • Should there be a ban on e-cigarettes?
    Will the E-Cigarette Industry Survive FDA Scrutiny?
    Tobacco Regulations and Problems Left UnresolvedSmoking used to be a big part of mainstream culture. Tobacco advertisements were prominent in just about all the major media outlets, and there were almost no restrictions on cigarette smoking in...
  • 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...
  • Dangerous diet pills
    FDA warns of dangerous diet pills
    Americans are “hungry” to lose weight especially with the upcoming holiday season that signals the need to lose weight either before or after. We all look forward to the feast of holiday foods but feel guilty about consuming them and...
  • Result of fake foods
    In food we trust
    Why do people buy fake food?This is a rather perplexing and in some sense a befuddling question that may also answer a lot of other questions about why people do things they ultimately know are not good for them. Some quick examples are cigarette...
  • 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...