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FDA Orders Lower Doses Of Sleep Aids For Women
2013-01-11 08:08:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring pharmaceutical companies to lower the recommended doses of popular sleeping pills, due to the potential risk of injury resulting from morning drowsiness associated with the medications in recent studies. According to Reuters, studies have demonstrated that pills containing the prescription drug zolpidem (which include products sold under the brand names Ambien, Edluar,...

Federal Regulator Confirms Reports Of 5-Hour Energy Drink Linked To Deaths
2012-11-15 09:50:44

[WATCH VIDEO: Tom Costello Reports On Energy Drink Deaths] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After receiving numerous reports linking caffeine to deaths, a US federal regulator said new evidence is pointing to a popular energy shot as being a possible candidate for numerous fatalities due to overuse of the stimulant. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed on Wednesday it had received reports that 5-Hour Energy may have been linked to the deaths of...

Patient Illness Risks Noticed At NECC More Than A Decade Ago
2012-11-14 08:50:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As cases of fungal meningitis stemming from tainted steroid injections continue to climb, lawmakers outline the scope of the deadly outbreak that has so far affected more than 438 people and has resulted in 32 deaths, according to CDC data. In investigations of the government´s response to the outbreak, a US House of Representatives panel has found that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had known more than a decade...

Ameridose Issues Recall On Drugs Due To Meningitis Investigation
2012-11-01 17:44:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ameridose, a sister company to the US compounding facility responsible for a fungal meningitis outbreak that has now killed 28 people in 19 states, announced Wednesday it is invoking a voluntary recall of its products in cooperation with regulators. While the move could potentially ease the mind of many worried their steroidal injections could be contaminated, it is also contributing to a shortfall in the availability of certain...

FDA Issues Warnings For Nose Sprays, Eye Drops
2012-10-27 06:40:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that some types of eye drops and nasal decongestant sprays could be seriously harmful to children if swallowed. The offending over-the-counter health products can be poisonous if misused by young children, and can cause "serious health consequences" if they are consumed, FDA pharmacist Yelena Maslov said in a statement, according to CBS News writer Ryan Jaslow. The federal...


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