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Latest US Food and Drug Administration Stories

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

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.

2013-04-18 21:41:31

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.

Baby Food Companies Being Sued For Lead Levels
2013-04-08 18:36:10

An environmental group has leveled a lawsuit against a group of baby food makers aimed at forcing the companies to put warning labels on products sold in California.

Report Finds Energy Drinks Responsible For Elevated Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat
2013-03-22 07:15:22

A new report has found evidence that caffeine-enriched energy drinks can raise systolic blood pressure, the top number in a BP reading, and also raise a patients risk of irregular heartbeat.

Recall Notice Issued For Anemia Drug Omontys
2013-02-25 05:22:08

Two pharmaceutical companies have issued a recall of their anemia drug Omontys after receiving reports that some kidney dialysis patients had suffered severe allergic reactions after taking the medication.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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