Healthcare Company Issues Recall on Children’s Cough Syrup Due to Fears of Overdosing
Jan 14, 2016 The guaifenesin grape liquid and guaifenesin BM cherry liquid, which are cough syrups made for children, are being recalled by manufacturer Perrigo due to an inaccuracy in their packaged oral dosing cups. According to reports, the recall was made to prevent possible cases of overdosing on the cough syrups.
FDA Issues Ban on Three Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used in Food Packaging like Pizza Boxes and Popcorn Bags
Jan 07, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just implemented a new ruling that will ban the use of chemicals used in the packaging material for various popular food items such as pizza and microwaveable popcorn. According to the agency, these chemicals can lead to the development of cancer and birth defects.
Health News: FDA Issues Recall on Pet Food Brand for Cats and Dogs
Dec 14, 2015 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially issued a recall on the products manufactured by Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, Connecticut. According to the agency, some of the pet food items manufactured by the company may be contaminated with Salmonella.
FDA Recalls Washing Machines Used in Hospitals Due to Infection Risk
Nov 16, 2015 The Food and Drug Administration has ordered a U.S. company to recall thousands of its endoscope washing machines used in various hospitals and other medical facilities in the country. According to the government agency, the order was made due to a violation by the company that can increase the risk of infection cases among patients.
FDA Dietary Guidelines to Loosen Its Grip On High Cholesterol Foods
Feb 12, 2015 New dietary guidelines will be introduced by the FDA before the end of the year, and many are concerned on how these will affect the public's cholesterol consumption.
FDA, CDC Encourage the Public to Get Measles Vaccine
Feb 11, 2015 The year has just started, yet more than 120 people in 17 states have been already infected by the measles, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In 2014, there were 644 cases of measles reported, the highest in the U.S. since 2000. On Tuesday, Outgoing U.S. FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg has reiterated how important getting a measles vaccine is. Hamburg wrote a blog post on FDA's official website entitled, "Measles Vaccine Is Safe and Effective - And Should Be Used."
FDA Panel Backs Approval of Neupogen Biosimilar
Jan 08, 2015 A panel at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has backed the approval of biosimilar drug from Novartis AG. The new drug, is a copy of Neupogen, created by Amgen.
Infant Cured By Drug Not Approved By FDA
Dec 26, 2014 The parents of four-month-old Tatiana Saiaana rejoiced after learning that their baby has been saved from her critical condition using an officially unapproved drug. Shortly after she was born on Aug. 29, doctors of Seattle Children’s Hospital told Elise and Bruce Saiaana that their baby’s lungs had collapsed after she accidentally inhaled a dangerous chemical.