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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)
Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall On Undeclared Peanut Butter In M...Sep 20, 2014 - Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764 with the following lot numbers... This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box. The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information.Sep 18, 2014 - S&S Food Import corp. is recalling all packages of Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla) with the following package code “Best Before 06.05.2015”. The Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla) was sampled by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food Inspectors during a routine sanitary inspection.Baxter Initiates U.S. Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Potassium Chloride Injection Due to Shipping C...Sep 17, 2014 - Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling one lot of Potassium Chloride Injection 10mEq per 100mL, product code 2B0826 to the hospital/pharmacy/nurse level. The recall is being initiated due to a labeling error on the shipping cartons in a single lot, which was identified by three customers.Gel Spice Company, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Fresh Finds Brand Ground Black Pepper, 3.53 o...Sep 16, 2014 - Gel Spice Company, Inc., of Bayonne, NJ, is issuing a voluntary recall notice for 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper, 3.53 oz, plastic jars, because it has the possibility 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.Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. voluntarily recalls Roma Tomatoes due to potential Salmonella contaminat...Sep 15, 2014 - Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, CA has been notified that specific lots of “Expo Fresh” Roma tomatoes supplied to Taylor Farms Pacific may be contaminated with Salmonella as a result of routine testing. No illnesses have been reported.Playtex Adds Production Lot To Its March 2014 Voluntary Recall Of Certain AC/DC Power Adapters Used...Sep 15, 2014 - Energizer Personal Care – Playtex Manufacturing, Inc. announced today that, out of an abundance of caution, it is adding an adapter production lot to its voluntary nationwide recall of certain AC/DC power adapters that are used with the Playtex® Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump. No injuries have been reported to date.Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Heparin Sodium, 1,000 USP Heparin Units/...Sep 11, 2014 - LAKE FOREST, Ill., - Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Heparin Sodium, 1,000 USP Heparin Units/500 mL (2 USP Heparin Units/mL), in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, 500 mL, NDC 0409-7620-03 Lot 41-046-JT with expiration date of 01NOV 2015. This action is due to one confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit.Sep 9, 2014 - Out of an abundance of precaution, the company is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Jalapeno Bagels, which are sold in either the self-service bins or artisan cases in the bakery department, and may contain pieces of glass and small stones. The Publix Jalapeno Bagels were distributed to Publix store locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Publix stores in Tennessee and North Carolina are not impacted by this recall.Plum Organics Voluntarily Recalls Little Cremes Organic Rice Milk Snacks Due to Potential Choking H...Sep 8, 2014 - Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling its Little Cremes organic rice milk snacks line after it was found that the product has the potential to cause choking. The small, bite-sized snack pieces are made to soften in a child's mouth in less than 20 seconds making them easy to swallow.Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanuts and Eggs i...Sep 8, 2014 - Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIX Brand Unwrapped Bites 7 oz. Stand Up Pouch with the code date: 421BA4GA60. Fewer than 25 cases of the stand-up pouches in this single lot code may contain product containing peanuts and eggs without listing them on the ingredient label.Pharmacy Creations Issues Voluntary Recall of Four Product Lots With Limited Distribution in Florid...Sep 6, 2014 - Pharmacy Creations has voluntarily recalled four product lots (see below) following testing results conducted by Front Range, Inc., its former independent testing laboratory, that indicated that the product lots may have the potential of not being sterile. Pharmacy Creations no longer uses Front Range, Inc. for testing of any kind for any of its formulations.Sep 4, 2014 - Tullia's is recalling Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce code 530140. This recall has been initiated because a records review by the Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed that one batch of sauce produced with the 530140 code had a pH level high enough to allow the growth of Clostridium botulinum.Sep 3, 2014 - Through this means we inform to all La Orocoveña Biscuit clients that we will be conducting a recall of the product Pound Cake de Queso, 2oz. Exp. Dates 08/11/2014 to 10/12/2014, this since the product contains undeclared milk, wheat and soy.Sep 3, 2014 - Tjs Place of Kirkland Washington is voluntarily recalling approx. 20 containers of Basil Pesto Pasta packed in 8 oz plastic tubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.Martin Avenue Pharmacy, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Multi-State Recall of All Compounded Sterile Prepar...Sep 2, 2014 - Naperville, Illinois, Martin Avenue Pharmacy, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of all in-date compounded sterile preparations. The recall is being initiated in connection with a recent FDA inspection due to observations associated with certain quality control procedures that present a risk to sterility assurance.Sep 1, 2014 - At PEDIGREE, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission - to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have announced the extension of a previous voluntary recall of PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material.4C Foods Corp. Voluntarily Recalls 4C Grated Cheese Homestyle Parmesan Because of Salmonella Contam...Aug 29, 2014 - 4C Foods Corp. is recalling its 6-oz. glass jars of "4C Grated Cheese HomeStyle Parmesan", UPC 0-41387-32790-8 with code dates BEST BY JUL 21 2016 and JUL 22 2016 due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This recall does not impact any other 4C cheese products. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.Regeneca Worldwide, a Division of Vivaceuticals, Inc Expands the Voluntarily Recall of Regeneslim ...Aug 29, 2014 - Regeneca Worldwide a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc. Las Vegas, NV is expanding the voluntary nationwide recall of its RegeneSlim appetite control dietary supplement to include lot #823230415, lot #EX0616r 15813, Lot # EX0616R15814 and Lot #11414re5516 because FDA analysis confirmed the presence of DMAA. DMAA is also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract. DMAA is commonly used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products.Solace International, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dermatend Original and Dermatend U...Aug 29, 2014 - Reno, Nevada, Solace International, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Dermatend Original and Dermatend Ultra, in all sizes and dosage form, to the distributor/wholesaler level. A mole should be removed under the supervision of a dermatologist.Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Select Varieties of Regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurize...Aug 29, 2014 - Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. A supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards.
- Consumer Health Info
Sep 18, 2014 - In addition to supporting FDA's evaluation of new medications for animals, FDA's work with animals helps protect the U.S. food supply to keep people healthy.Sep 17, 2014 - FDA warns consumers about undeclared drugs found in appetite control pills, an undeclared drug ingredient found in a sexual enhancement product.Sep 17, 2014 - : In the past year, FDA has given adults new options for treating migraines by allowing the marketing of two prescription devices for such headaches. Some patients donâ€™t tolerate migraine drugs well, and these devices can provide an alternative they didnâ€™t have before.Sep 10, 2014 - Today is World Youth Suicide Prevention Day. Learn how FDA-approved antidepressants are helping depressed kids.Sep 8, 2014 - FDA has approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, a rapid home-use HIV test kit that enables users to collect fluid samples and get the test results themselves in 20-40 minutes. The goal is for a greater number of people at risk for HIV to be tested, by increasing accessibility to rapid in-home tests that assure anonymity.Sep 4, 2014 - At the National Center for Toxicological Research, scientists are working, in collaboration with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, on new ways to use MRI machines to help study damage to the brain from certain drugs and environmental chemicals.Sep 2, 2014 - Just as FDA reviews drugs for humans for safety and effectiveness before they can go on the market, the agency does the same for treatments for animals. Learn how FDA brings new oncology treatments to market and questions to ask your vet about your dogÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cancer diagnosis.Aug 28, 2014 - As scientists learn more about psoriasis, more therapeutic options are becoming available for patients with this skin disease. Understanding how psoriasis develops enables them to target different steps in the disease pathway to broaden the types of treatments available.Aug 27, 2014 - Whether your child is an athlete who needs extra calories for that after-school game, or a teenager trying to maintain a healthy weight, here are four tips for making a nutritious lunch.Aug 26, 2014 - Had an issue with a medicine, medical device, or food product and did not know who to notify? FDA's MedWatch is here to help.Aug 25, 2014 - Some companies are marketing untested, unproven, and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.Aug 19, 2014 - FDA warns consumers to avoid a weight loss supplement that contains undeclared drug ingredients; lack of sterility and particles in an anesthetic.Aug 15, 2014 - What is lupin, and why should you care: The answers to these two questions could have an important impact on your health.Aug 7, 2014 - Contaminated tattoo ink can cause potentially serious infections. After investigating a multi-state outbreak, FDA offers strategies for controlling your risk.Aug 6, 2014 - Kids can benefit from wearing contacts, but these lenses can cause serious eye injuries if not used and treated properly. There are issues parents should consider and, if the decision is to go with contacts, specific hygiene and safety advice to follow.Aug 6, 2014 - This page contains the most recent Consumer Update data available and links to past Consumer Update Analytics web pages.Aug 5, 2014 - In the quest for youthful looks, both men and women are seeking treatments to minimize laugh lines and other wrinkles. Learn about a popular treatment that involves injecting dermal fillers into the face, its benefits and risks.Aug 5, 2014 - In August 2013, the Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule that defined what characteristics a food must have to bear a label that says "gluten-free." After a year, companies must now comply with the rule.Aug 4, 2014 - As the school year gets underway, parents and teachers are focused on reducing child obesity. FDA nutrition expert Shirley Blakely, a registered dietitian, says using the Nutrition Facts and list of ingredient on prepared foods are the keys to healthy eating.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.
- News Releases
FDA releases updated proposals to improve food safety and help prevent foodborne illness in respons...Sep 19, 2014 - Based on extensive outreach and public comment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed revisions to four proposed rules designed to help prevent food-borne illness. When finalized, the proposed rules will implement portions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which aims to strengthen food safety by shifting the focus to preventing food safety problems rather than responding to problems after the fact.Sep 18, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Trulicity (dulaglutide), a once-weekly subcutaneous injection to improve glycemic control (blood sugar levels), along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes.Sep 16, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Movantik (naloxegol), an oral treatment for opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.Sep 10, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as treatment option for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity.FDA reminds health care professionals and consumers not to use sterile products from Downing Labs/N...Sep 9, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding health care professionals and consumers about safety concerns with all sterile-use drug products made and distributed by Downing Labs LLC, doing business as NuVision Pharmacy, in Dallas, Texas. Health care professionals should not use any NuVision/Downing Labs sterile products for their patients because the firm cannot ensure the safety or quality of these products. Administration of a non-sterile drug product may result in serious and potentially life-threatening infection or death.Sep 5, 2014 - Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind laboratory test to help determine if certain critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk of developing moderate to severe acute kidney injury (AKI) in the 12 hours following the administration of the test. Early knowledge that a patient is likely to develop AKI may prompt closer patient monitoring and help prevent permanent kidney damage or death.Sep 4, 2014 - Various unapproved and improperly labeled drug products that were marketed, sold and distributed via the Internet by Flawless Beauty LLC, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, have been seized by 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. These products, including injectable drug products, were marketed, sold and distributed to individuals, retail outlets, health spas and clinics.Sep 4, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for treatment of patients with advanced or unresectable melanoma who are no longer responding to other drugs.Aug 25, 2014 - A dietary supplement manufacturer is under a federal court order to stop illegally marketing its products as treatments for disease, and to terminate the sale of supplements until the company complies with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s manufacturing regulations and other requirements. A federal judge issued the injunction against BioAnue Laboratories of Rochelle, Georgia, and its owner/operators, Gloria and Kelly Raber.Aug 20, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) test that can help determine if a person has type 1 diabetes and not another type of diabetes. When used with other tests and patient clinical information, the test may help some people with type 1 diabetes receive timely diagnosis and treatment for their disease.Aug 19, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cerdelga (eliglustat) for the long-term treatment of adult patients with the Type 1 form of Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder.Aug 15, 2014 - Sabahaddin Akman, owner of the Istanbul, Turkey, firm Ozay Pharmaceuticals, has pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States.Aug 14, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Avastin (bevacizumab) to treat patients with persistent, recurrent or late-stage (metastatic) cervical cancer.Aug 14, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the FDA has seen and received consumer complaints about a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.Aug 13, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets for use as needed to treat difficulty in falling and staying asleep (insomnia).Aug 12, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the XVIVO Perfusion System (XPS) with STEEN Solution, a device for preserving donated lungs that do not initially meet the standard criteria for lung transplantation but may be transplantable if there is more time to observe and evaluate the organ’s function to determine whether the lung is viable for transplantation.Aug 11, 2014 - On August 8, 2014, 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 Eastern District of Michigan against S. Serra Cheese Company, of Clinton Township, Michigan, and its owners, Stefano Serra and Fina Serra.Aug 11, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the presence of certain kinds of abnormal growths that may be cancers such as colon cancer or precursors to cancer.Aug 6, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Orbactiv (oritavancin), a new antibacterial drug to treat adults with skin infections.FDA expands approval of drug to treat Pompe disease to patients of all ages; removes risk mitigatio...Aug 1, 2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) for treatment of patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease, including patients who are less than 8 years of age. In addition, the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) known as the Lumizyme ACE (Alglucosidase Alfa Control and Education) Program is being eliminated.