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- FDA Alerts
Dec 31, 2010 - The FDA has issued updated information on atypical fractures of the femur associated with the use of bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis. These drugs include Fosamax (alendronate sodium), Actonel (risedronate sodium), Boniva (ibandronate sodium), ...Dec 31, 2010 - Actavis is recalling certain lots of the company's fentanyl transdermal patches because they may release the active ingredient faster than they should. An accelerated release of fentanyl, a strong opioid narcotic, could lead to adverse events such a...Dec 31, 2010 - FDA is informing oncologists that recent changes in how serum creatinine is measured could lead to the wrong carboplatin dose. All clinical labs in the U.S. will soon be using a newly standardized method to measure serum creatinine -- Isotope Di...Dec 31, 2010 - The FDA has issued an update on its continuing investigation of excessive radiation exposure from CT brain perfusion scans, including expanded recommendations for radiology personnel performing these procedures. FDA is now aware of 385 patients ...Dec 31, 2010 - The labeling for Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) agonists is being updated to describe an increased risk of diabetes and certain cardiovascular diseases in patients being treated for prostate cancer. GnRH agonists are sold under a variety of b...Dec 31, 2010 - FDA is notifying healthcare professionals about updated pediatric dosing recommendations for Valcyte oral tablets and solution. Valcyte is an antiviral medication used to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in pediatric patients who have undergone ...Dec 31, 2010 - An FDA article in the journal Nursing2009 describes problems that can arise with the use alarms on patient monitoring equipment. From 2005 through 2008, FDA received 566 reports of patient deaths related to the alarms on monitoring devices. Part of ...Dec 31, 2010 - Resectoscopes are devices used to remove tissue during endoscopy procedures. Unless they are assembled properly before each procedure, these devices can fail. For example, FDA has a report about a 2-month-old infant undergoing cystoscopy to incise ...Dec 31, 2010 - FDA is warning people not to use Hyland's Teething Tablets because they may pose a risk to babies and children. The product, which is being recalled by the manufacturer, is intended to temporarily relieve a child's teething symptoms. Hyland's Te...
- Recalls (Drug & Food)
Jul 31, 2014 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat VR Green Farms jarred food products because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Issues Voluntary Recall For Various Chunks of Energy Products Be...Jul 31, 2014 - Lakewood, CO. Natural Grocers is issuing a voluntary recall of Chunks of Energy Carob Greens and Chunks of Energy Date / Flax/Tumeric because they contain organic carob powder from Ciranda, Inc., Hudson, WI 54016, which may be contaminated with Salmonella.SW Wisc Dairy Goat Products Coop issues voluntary recall of Raw Goat Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot C...Jul 30, 2014 - SW Wisc Dairy Goat Products Coop of Mt Sterling, Wisc is recalling Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot Code 103-114 because it may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O111:H8 bacteria. This is one of the 6 STEC strains that have been deemed to be of serious health concern as it can cause diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools, and may lead to more severe complications like Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals and can lead to severe kidney damage and even death.Jul 29, 2014 - Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene Oregon has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Raw Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of One Lot Of Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2 percent...Jul 29, 2014 - Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2 percent, 20 mg per mL, 5 mL single-Dose Vial, Preservative-Free (NDC 0409-2066-05; Lot 25-550-DD, Expiry 1JAN2015) to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of discolored product with visible particles in the solution as well as particulate embedded in the molded glass container. Hospira has identified the particulate as iron oxide. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot.Jul 29, 2014 - New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared milk in Uprising Brand Carrot Drink, Beet Drink and Peanut Punch, distributed by Erlo Distribution Inc., Brooklyn, NY. People who have severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.Starway Inc. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin ...Jul 29, 2014 - Starway Incorporated, located at 137 Grattan Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11237, is recalling Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.Jul 26, 2014 - The TJX Companies, Inc. today announced it is recalling “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Upon learning of the potential risk from the Food and Drug Administration, the Company took rapid action to alert its stores to remove the product from store shelves immediately and has put in place additional measures to prevent sales of the product.Carmel Food Group Announces a Voluntary Recall of One Code Date of Mislabeled Butternut Squash Ravi...Jul 25, 2014 - Hayward, CA. Carmel Food Group today issued a voluntary recall of Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli, a frozen product, because of mixed product in the packages with SELL BY APR 09 2015 (ONLY). This mislabeling incident has resulted in product which may contain undeclared allergens, milk, egg, and soy.GOMACRO RECALLS "Almond Butter + Carob" and Sunflower Butter + Chocolate MacroBars Because of Possi...Jul 25, 2014 - GoMacro, of Viola, Wis., is recalling MARCOBARS brand almond butter + carob lots 1634 and 1645 and sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.CaCoCo, Inc. Recalls Raw Drinking Chocolate Containing Voluntarily Recalled Organic Carob Powder Fr...Jul 25, 2014 - CaCoCo, Inc. has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.Dancing Star LLC, Buckland, MA 01338 Issues Voluntary Recall For Various Snacks Because They Contai...Jul 25, 2014 - Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.Jul 25, 2014 - Great American Marketing, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS and FDA-regulated, ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.Jul 24, 2014 - LION PAVILION LTD. of Maspeth, NY is recalling Tasty Peach Slices because it contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.Whole Foods Market Recalls Made-In-Store Items Prepared With Stone Fruit Voluntarily Recalled by Wa...Jul 23, 2014 - Whole Foods Market has recalled made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, and plums from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. While no illnesses have been reported to-date, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.Jul 23, 2014 - Earth Circle Organics, (River Canyon Retreat, Inc., dba) has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.American Health Packaging Announces the Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ibuprofen Tablets, USP, 600 ...Jul 21, 2014 - American Health Packaging (Columbus, OH) has voluntarily recalled Lot #142588, Expiration Date, 01/2016 of Ibuprofen Tablets, USP, 600 mg, in a hospital unit dose presentation that may contain individual blistered doses labeled as Oxcarbazepine Tablets, 300 mg, lot #142544.Wegmans Issues Voluntary Recall of Bakery Products That May Contain Fresh Peaches, Nectarines and P...Jul 20, 2014 - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several in-store baked desserts that may contain fresh peaches, nectarines, and/or plums. The fruit was supplied by California-based Wawona Packing Company, which issued a voluntary recall when routine testing by the company showed potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.Wawona Packing Co. Takes Precautionary Step of Voluntarily Recalling Fresh, Whole Peaches, Plums, N...Jul 20, 2014 - Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled.Jul 19, 2014 - Whole Foods Market is recalling 'Chocolate Chewies' produced and sold in the Hyannis, Massachusetts location due to an undeclared tree nut allergen. The product was sold in the store between Sunday, July 13, 2014 and Friday, July 18, 2014 in clear, clamshell packaging and has a Use By date of: 7/18/14.
- Consumer Health Info
Jul 31, 2014 - The recent approval of a genetic test to help doctors prescribe a drug that treats colorectal cancer is just one example of the increasing importance of companion diagnostic tests in personalized medicine to ensure the safety and effectiveness of targeted therapies.Jul 30, 2014 - The Food and Drug Administration regulates cord blood, which can be stored for personal use or donated to public cord blood banks. FDA staff explain what consumers should know about regulation and donation.Jul 28, 2014 - Advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance at a longer, healthier life. That's welcome news for baby boomers, a generation that makes up three of four adults with the hepatitis C virus.Jul 24, 2014 - The FDA, American Optometric Association and the Entertainment Industries Council are joining forces to launch a campaign for teens and young adults on wearing decorative contact lenses safely. Two videos take clips from American Horror Story to deliver the message.Jul 14, 2014 - Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children. Learn about new therapies that moderate the effects of the disease.Jul 11, 2014 - FDA warns consumers to avoid topical pain relievers when children are teething; over-the-counter acne treatment that may cause severe hypersensitivity reactions; a weight loss supplement that contains undeclared drugs, and other potential drug-associated hazards.Jul 3, 2014 - This page contains the most recent Consumer Update data available and links to past Consumer Update Analytics web pages.Jul 3, 2014 - With the start of hurricane season, follow these helpful tips to be prepared when the flooding begins.Jul 2, 2014 - Outdoor barbecues are a great summer treat, but they also present a food safety challenge. Here are some food safety precautions for eating outdoors.Jul 1, 2014 - At FDAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas, computational scientists in the Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics collect and analyze massive amounts of data to find the answers to specific health challenges.Jun 30, 2014 - That trendy raw pet food might be putting your pet, yourself, or a family member at increased risk of getting sick from foodborne pathogens.Jun 27, 2014 - Breast cancer in men tends to be diagnosed at an older age and a later stage, but is treated very similarly to breast cancer in women.Jun 26, 2014 - Teething is a normal part of childhood that doesn't need a "cure" with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. FDA warns parents that prescription drugs such as viscous lidocaine are not safe for treating teething in infants or young children, and that they have hurt some children who used those products. There are safer, non-toxic alternatives.Jun 25, 2014 - FDA is warning that rare but serious and potentially life-threatening reactions can happen when consumers use certain OTC topical acne products.Jun 24, 2014 - Correct cuff size is critical in measuring blood pressure. FDA is advising consumers that the cuffs on blood pressure kiosks in stores, pharmacies, gyms and other locations don't fit everyone and might not be accurate for all users.Jun 23, 2014 - Pet owners should take certain precautions to use these products safely on their pets.Jun 18, 2014 - Bee pollen is not a miracle ingredient. It's a gimmick Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and a dangerous one for consumers. FDA is warning consumers to stop using Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen, which contains potentially harmful pharmaceutical ingredients.Jun 18, 2014 - FDA warns consumers about undeclared drugs found in weight loss pills, a sleep aid drug that can cause next-day impairment and dietary supplements that contain undeclared drug ingredients.Jun 17, 2014 - "My Medicines" a brochure offered by FDA's Office of Women's Health, can play a vital role in the medical treatment you receive during an emergency.Jun 10, 2014 - FDA and EPA are proposing to revise their fish consumption advice for pregnant women, those who might become pregnant, women who breastfeed and young children. For the first time, the agencies are proposing that women in this target group eat a minimum of 8 ounces and up to 12 ounces per week of a variety of fish that are lower in mercury.
- News Releases
Jul 31, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray to treat patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema that are experiencing airflow obstruction. Striverdi Respimat can be used once daily over a long period of time.Jul 31, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took important steps to ensure that certain tests used by health care professionals to help diagnose and treat patients provide accurate, consistent and reliable results.FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburgs Statement on the Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Prevent S...Jul 29, 2014 - Each year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to prevent skin cancer is important especially during these hot summer months when many of us spend extra time in the sun.Jul 28, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who carry a deletion in chromosome 17 (17p deletion), which is associated with poor responses to standard treatment for CLL. Imbruvica received a breakthrough therapy designation for this use.Jul 24, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the government of Mexico’s National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) signed a statement of intent forming a partnership to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.Jul 23, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended-release tablets), an extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Targiniq ER is the second ER/LA opioid analgesic with FDA-approved labeling describing the product’s abuse-deterrent properties consistent with the FDA’s 2013 draft guidance for industry, Abuse-Deterrent Opioids – Evaluation and Labeling.FDA announces voluntary nationwide recall of all non-expired sterile drugs from Unique Pharmaceutic...Jul 23, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and consumers of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd., of Temple, Texas.Jul 23, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zydelig (idelalisib) to treat patients with three types of blood cancers.Jul 17, 2014 - The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California today charged the FedEx Corporation with conspiring with two separate but related online pharmacy organizations to distribute controlled substances and prescription drugs to U.S. consumers without requiring their customers to have a valid prescription, as required by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.Jul 17, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Ruconest, the first recombinant C1-Esterase Inhibitor product for the treatment of acute attacks in adult and adolescent patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE).Jul 16, 2014 - As previously reported, on July 1, 2014, biological samples were found in the cold storage area of U.S. Food and Drug Administration laboratories on the National Institutes of Health campus. The FDA has since acquired additional information from the federal investigative agencies regarding inventories of the materials.Jul 9, 2014 - Triceutical, Inc., of Farmingdale, New York, and Liqun Zhang, the company’s president, have agreed to stop production and distribution of dietary supplements under the terms of a consent decree because of violations of federal dietary supplement regulations, known as Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements.Jul 3, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Beleodaq (belinostat) for the treatment of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), a rare and fast-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The action was taken under the agency’s accelerated approval program.Jul 2, 2014 - A federal judge in New York has signed a consent decree for permanent injunction between the United States and Mira Health Products Ltd., a dietary supplement manufacturer located in Farmingdale, New York, and Michael S. Ragno and Michael S. Ragno, Jr.Jul 1, 2014 - On June 25, the U.S. Department of Justice, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, filed a complaint for permanent injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Laclede, Inc. (Laclede) of Rancho Dominguez, California, and its president, Michael A. Pellico. The complaint claims that Laclede illegally distributes over-the-counter vaginal drug products without required FDA approval.Jul 1, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued several policy documents regarding compounded drug products for human use, as part of the agency’s continuing effort to implement the compounding provisions of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), enacted in November 2013. The policy documents consist of a draft interim guidance, a proposed rule, a final guidance, and two revised requests for nominations for the bulk drug substances lists.Jun 27, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a rapid-acting inhaled insulin to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Afrezza is a rapid-acting inhaled insulin that is administered at the beginning of each meal, or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.FDA allows marketing of first wearable, motorized device that helps people with certain spinal cord...Jun 26, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the first motorized device intended to act as an exoskeleton for people with lower body paralysis (paraplegia) due to a spinal cord injury. ReWalk is a motorized device worn over the legs and part of the upper body that helps an individual sit, stand, and walk with assistance from a trained companion, such as a spouse or home health aide.Kentucky oncology practice and its manager plead guilty to purchasing and selling unapproved chemot...Jun 26, 2014 - Hematology and Oncology Center (HOC) PLLC of Somerset, Kentucky has pleaded guilty to federal charges that the firm purchased and sold unapproved and improperly labeled chemotherapy drugs. HOC’s former office manager, Natarajan Murugesan, also pleaded guilty to assisting with these activities, which are violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The charges were brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.Jun 24, 2014 - Today, three final guidances and one draft guidance were issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration providing greater regulatory clarity for industry on the use of nanotechnology in FDA-regulated products.