Latest US Food and Drug Administration Stories
The US 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.
After receiving numerous reports linking caffeine to deaths, a US federal regulator said new evidence is pointing to a popular energy shot that has resulted in at least a dozen fatalities due to over-consumption of the stimulant.
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.
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.
The FDA is warning that some types of eye drops and nasal decongestant sprays could be seriously harmful to children if swallowed.
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