Latest US Food and Drug Administration Stories

Tylenol Gets New Acetaminophen Warning
2013-08-30 09:49:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of an effort to reduce liver damage due to the overuse of acetaminophen, Johnson & Johnson announced its Tylenol bottles will soon have a new warning label on their caps which reads: "Contains acetaminophen. Always read the label." The primary active ingredient in Tylenol, acetaminophen has been the No. 1 cause of sudden liver failure in the United States for at least ten years, reports Bloomberg. The US Food and Drug...

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...

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