Latest US Food and Drug Administration Stories

Taylor Farms Halts Salad Mix Deliveries Due To Cyclospora Outbreak
2013-08-13 07:22:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue their investigation into the Cyclospora outbreak so far affecting more than 500 people in 18 states, the Mexican farm linked to the outbreak in at least two states has reported it has ceased production and shipment of salad mixes to American grocery and restaurant chains. Taylor Farms de Mexico, the company behind the...

Bacterial Blood Infections In Texas Hospitals Linked To Drug Compounder
2013-08-12 07:26:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just two days after a Texas compounding facility issued a voluntary recall on all lots of sterile medications, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stepped up its investigation and called for all healthcare providers and patients nationwide to return any sterile products manufactured by the firm: Cedar Park-based Specialty Compounding, LLC – a subsidiary of Peoples Pharmacy Inc. The recall was issued due to more than a...

Skin Rash, Blisters, Disease Associated With Acetaminophen Use
2013-08-02 11:11:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Acetaminophen has been a widely-used source of pain relief and fever reducer for decades. However, a number of studies have linked the popular drug to illnesses such as liver toxicity and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has, in the past, considered restricting its use in both generic and brand name formulas, which includes Tylenol. Now, new warnings by the FDA may give consumers another reason to shy away from the use of...

2013-06-11 23:00:52

Therapure Biopharma Inc., a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) of biotherapeutics, is pleased to announce the company will participate as a subcontractor for DynPort Vaccine Company LLC (DVC), a CSC company, that was awarded a US cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $157.3 million (prime contract number W911QY-13-C-0056) by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to support the development of a prophylactic countermeasure to prevent the effects of...

Tainted Steroid Injections From Tennessee Compounding Pharmacy
2013-05-25 06:08:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Federal and state health officials are warning health care providers against using anti-inflammatory steroid injections from Main Street Family Pharmacy in Newbern, Tennessee after seven patients developed abscesses following treatment with the substance. According to CNN´s Michael Martinez, the compounding pharmacy has been placed on probation and voluntarily recalled the steroid — preservative free methylprednisolone...

Sunscreen SPF Ratings Lure Consumers Into False Sense Of Security
2013-05-20 11:08:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s that time of year again when millions of Americans begin flocking to beaches looking for some fun in the sun and perhaps a natural tan. For some, this requires a stop off at the local store to stock up on all their sunbathing needs, including sunscreen products that now have new labels designed to offer consumers easier choices for grabbing the proper lotion for their needs. However, a consumer watchdog group recently...

2013-04-18 21:41:31

Dietary supplements accounted for more than half the Class 1 drugs recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration Dietary supplements accounted for more than half the Class 1 drugs recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2004-12, meaning they contained substances that could cause serious health problems or even death, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital has found. The majority of those recalled supplements were bodybuilding, weight loss or sexual enhancement products...

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