Codeine Should Not Be Given To Children – FDA Warning

Codeine Should Not Be Given To Children – FDA Warning

Children should never be given codeine for pain relief following operations to have their adenoids or tonsils removed because it causes death, according to a FDA warning issued on Wednesday. The Federal Drug Administration said it wants all products containing codeine to carry a tough warning on the label, instructing doctors not to administer the […]

Weight-loss Pill Lorcaserin Gets Backing From FDA Panel

Weight-loss Pill Lorcaserin Gets Backing From FDA Panel

Pharmaceuticals: Food And Drug Administration Panel endorses the weight-loss drug Lorcaserin. Members of Arena Pharmaceuticals were thrilled on Friday and jumped more than anyone else when the firm’s weight-loss pill Lorcaserin was endorsed by the Food And Drug Administration advisory panel, that put two obesity pills in line for approval in the United States – […]

FDA Is Calling For Limits Placed On Antibiotics Administered To Animals

FDA Is Calling For Limits Placed On Antibiotics Administered To Animals

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration asked drug companies to assist with limiting the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals, which is a practice that has been used for decades, and scientists believe has played a major role in a surge of drug-resistant, dangerous bacteria. Drugs such as penicillin are often mixed with […]

FDA Ordered By The Court To Restrict Antibiotics Used In Livestock

FDA Ordered By The Court To Restrict Antibiotics Used In Livestock

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have to address antibiotics used in livestock, a New York federal judge ruled in a recent lawsuit – a sign that the FDA may have to soon ban the long used practice, because of long-standing public health concerns. The ruling favored an allied group of plaintiffs, who include the […]

Broader Accessibility to the Morning-After Pill Blocked by Health Secretary

Broader Accessibility to the Morning-After Pill Blocked by Health Secretary

  (Reuters) – Health Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, over-ruled government scientists by refusing to allow the controversial morning-after pill to be put on drugstore shelves. On Wednesday, Sebulius trumped the Food and Drug Administration’s plans to expel the age-limit for those allowed to buy Plan B One-Step, made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., without a doctor’s […]

Sexual Enhancement Drinks Crackdown

Sexual Enhancement Drinks Crackdown

1 January 2011, U.S. – The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on illegal drugs masquerading as sexual enhancement supplements. Following a December 15 letter to dietary supplement manufacturers stating their intentions, the FDA started warning consumers to not buy two sexual enhancements drinks in particular. The two drinks, Rock Hard Extreme and Passion […]

FDA Warning Against Dangerous Chelation Therapy Drugs

FDA Warning Against Dangerous Chelation Therapy Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning this week to eight companies promoting over-the-counter (OTC) chelation therapy drugs. These companies make their chelation products seem like miracle drugs but the FDA says they don’t deliver. Key-Lation or chelation therapy is the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body. The […]

Big Changes At The National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation

Big Changes At The National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation

The National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation (NTEF) will see big changes with Morris Waxler, Ph.D., who has joined the organization’s Board of Consultants and Advisers. He’ll be responsible for consulting on FDA regulatory and various neurological issues. Dr. Waxler has extensive experience with various departments within the FDA, as Branch Chief in the Centers for Devices […]