Top Rx Drugs
albuterol amoxicillin ampicillin atenolol azithromycin benzocaine cephalexin clindamycin dicloxacillin desonide doxycycline furosemide hydrochlorothiazide hyoscyamine ibuprofen levothyroxine lisinopril metformin metoprolol multivitamin nortriptyline phendimetrazine ranitidine rifampin simvastatin
- 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)
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.Unique Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. Announces a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all Sterile Compounded Prep...Jul 18, 2014 - Unique Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., (â€œUniqueâ€� or â€œthe Companyâ€�) today announced a voluntary nationwide recall of all sterile drug preparations compounded by the outsourcing facility that have not reached the expiration date listed on the products. Unique is initiating the recall due to FDAâ€™s concerns associated with Uniqueâ€™s compounding facilities and compounding processes that FDA contends present a lack of sterility assurance and were observed during recent FDA inspections.Mars Food North America Voluntarily Recalls Specific Batch and Item Number Representing Less Than 2...Jul 17, 2014 - Mars Food North America is voluntarily recalling two Lot Codes of UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots & Corn pouch product, representing less than 2,000 cases. Some pouches in these lot codes were filled with a different product that contains barley, a non-wheat source of gluten, which is not declared on the product packaging.Updated: Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tattoo Ink, Tattoo Needles, Tattoo kits due to Microbial co...Jul 16, 2014 - White & Blue Lion, Inc. in the City of Industry, CA is recalling all lots of tattoo Inks and tattoo needles due to pathogenic bacterial contamination. Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. As of an extra precaution, we are also recalling all tubes and ink cups as well. The recall includes all tattoo ink, tattoo needles, tubes, ink cups and kits distributed by White & Blue Lion including the ones specifically listed below:Baxter Initiates Voluntary Worldwide Recall Of Four Lots Of IV Solutions Due To The Presence Of Par...Jul 16, 2014 - Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling four lots of intravenous (IV) solutions to the hospital/user level. These products have been found to contain particulate matter identified as cellulosic fibers and/or plastics. Baxter received four complaints over a period of six months from customers whose visual inspection identified the appearance of visible particulate matter prior to administration to a patient.Jul 16, 2014 - King of Pops of Charleston, SC is recalling mislabeled banana puddin’ pops and keylime pie pops because they may contain milk, wheat, egg, and/or soy some of which is undeclared on the label.Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tattoo Ink, Tattoo Needles, Tattoo kits Due to Microbial Contaminati...Jul 11, 2014 - July 11, 2014- White & Blue Lion, Inc. in the City of Industry, CA is recalling all lots of tattoo Inks and tattoo needles due to pathogenic bacterial contamination. Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. The recall includes all tattoo inks, tattoo needles, and tattoo kits distributed by White & Blue Lion including the ones specifically listed below:Hospira Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of One Lot Of Lactated Ringers And 5% Dextrose Injection...Jul 11, 2014 - Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Lactated Ringers and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7929-09, Lot 35-118-JT, Expiry 1NOV2015 . This action is due to one confirmed customer report where particulate was identified within the solution of the primary container.Jul 10, 2014 - Charles Products, Inc. (CPI) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling shot and pint glasses identified below sold exclusively through M&M’S World retail stores in New York, Las Vegas, Orlando and London.Whole Foods Market Recalls Pre-packaged Mini Caesar And Mini Mesclun Goat Cheese Salad In Three Sta...Jul 8, 2014 - Whole Foods Market is recalling mini 4oz. containers of pre-packaged Caesar salad and Mesclun Goat Cheese salad sold in stores on July 8,, 2014 throughout New York, New Jersey (Excluding Princeton, Cherry Hill and Marlton) and Connecticut (Excluding Glastonbury, West Hartford and Bishop’s Corner) due to mislabeling and a resulting undeclared allergen of fish and egg (Caesar) and tree nuts (Mesclun Goat Cheese). The product has a Sell by date of: 7/11/14.Jul 8, 2014 - Vascular Solutions, Inc. initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of Langston dual lumen catheters used in catheterization procedures. The Langston dual lumen catheter is indicated for delivery of contrast medium in angiographic studies and for simultaneous pressure measurement from two sites.FDA Classifies ConvaTecs Voluntary Global Recall of Flexi-Seal CONTROL Fecal Management System (FMS...Jul 7, 2014 - ConvaTec has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the company’s recently initiated voluntary global recall of Flexi-Seal™ CONTROL Fecal Management System (FMS) as a Class I recall.Cargill Conducts Voluntary Recall of Select Nutrena NatureWise Meatbird Feed Due to Possible Animal...Jul 2, 2014 - Minneapolis, Minn., - 1 July 2014 – Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of its Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed due to excess levels of sodium. Sodium is an essential nutrient for poultry.Oriya Organics, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley Containing Sprouted...Jul 1, 2014 - Oriya Organics, LLC is voluntarily recalling Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley which contain Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.Flowers Foods Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on Limited Quantity of Sunbeam, Bunny, Flow...Jul 1, 2014 - Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) is voluntarily recalling the following brands of Bar-B-Q bread because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.Bristol-Myers Squibb Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of COUMADIN (Warfarin Sodium) for Injection...Jul 1, 2014 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) is voluntarily recalling six lots of COUMADIN FOR INJECTION, 5 mg single-use vials in the U.S. This recall is a precautionary measure based on the company's investigation of visible particulate matter found in a small number of COUMADIN FOR INJECTION unreleased samples.Jun 27, 2014 - Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings LLC is recalling Richard’s Too Good BBQ Sauce, Richard’s Too Good Hot Sauce and Richard’s Too Good Teriyaki Sauce because they may have been improperly processed and because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness.
- Consumer Health Info
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 - 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.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.Jun 9, 2014 - FDA oversees manufacturers of infant formulas and helps ensure that these products continue to be safe and support healthy growth in infants. In keeping with that mission, FDA has announced a final rule setting safety and quality standards for manufacturers of infant formula.Jun 5, 2014 - Older adults are at higher risk for drug interactions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers tips to help these adults stay safe.May 29, 2014 - FDA warns consumers about undeclared drugs found in weight loss pills, a sexual enhancement product, and pain relief pills.
- News Releases
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.Jun 23, 2014 - Nikki Haskell, the owner and chief executive officer of Balanced Health Products (BHP), has been sentenced by a United States magistrate judge in Manhattan federal court to a $60,000 fine for distributing dietary supplements that contained a prescription drug.Jun 20, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sivextro (tedizolid phosphate), a new antibacterial drug, to treat adults with skin infections.Jun 13, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Lymphoseek (technetium 99m tilmanocept) Injection, a radioactive diagnostic imaging agent used to help doctors determine the extent a type of cancer called squamous cell carcinoma has spread in the body’s head and neck region.Jun 10, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued updated draft advice on fish consumption. The two agencies have concluded pregnant and breastfeeding women, those who might become pregnant, and young children should eat more fish that is lower in mercury in order to gain important developmental and health benefits. The updated draft advice is consistent with recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.Jun 6, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Eloctate, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc fusion protein, for use in adults and children who have Hemophilia A. Eloctate is the first Hemophilia A treatment designed to require less frequent injections when used to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding.Jun 2, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched openFDA, a new initiative designed to make it easier for web developers, researchers, and the public to access large, important public health datasets collected by the agency.May 30, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Celebrex (celecoxib) capsules, a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, short-term (acute) pain, and other conditions.FDA allows marketing of first non-invasive test to help in identifying cause of certain kidney dise...May 29, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first test that can help determine if a specific type of kidney disease, called membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN), is due to the body’s rejection of its own kidney tissue (autoimmune) or if it is due to another cause (such an infection).