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Special Report: Powder Keg - FDA bowed to industry for decades as alarms were sounded over talc

At an invitation-only gathering late last year, U.S. regulators and their guests huddled at a hotel near Washington, D.C., to discuss the best way to detect cancer-causing asbestos in talc powders and..
Reuters - Published

Johnson & Johnson says new tests show no asbestos in Johnson's Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that recent tests showed that Johnson's Baby Powder was free of asbestos, after U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigations reported trace amounts of the material..
Reuters - Published

F.D.A. Nominee Clears Senate Panel

As a teen vaping and health crisis dominates public concerns, the Food and Drug Administration has been without a permanent commissioner since April.
NYTimes.com - Published

E. coli outbreak alert: Do not eat any romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, CDC says

Forty people have been infected with E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, according to the FDA and CDC.
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Made in India Anti-Cancer Device a ‘Medical Breakthrough’ says FDA

made in india anti-cancer device a ‘medical breakthrough’ says fda
‘Cytotron’, a medical invention by Bengaluru based scientist Rajah Vijay Kumar to help in cancer treatment has got the honour of being called a ‘breakthrough device’ in cancer care by the..
WorldNews - Published

Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products

The nominee, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, said the decision to restrict flavors would not be his, if confirmed, because it was already under final review by the White House.
NYTimes.com - Published

Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products

The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation..
Reuters - Published

FDA approves first contact lens for nearsighted kids

Cooper Vision gets regulatory clearance to start selling disposable product for children with myopia
CBS News - Published

FDA: Dollar Tree sells "potentially unsafe drugs"

Regulator found "rodent feces" throughout one manufacturing facility that supplies cosmetics to discount retailer
CBS News - Published

FDA sends Dollar Tree warning letter for selling 'potentially unsafe drugs' from Chinese suppliers

The FDA in a letter to Dollar Tree said some Chinese manufacturers didn't test drug products and said "rodent feces" were found in one facility.
USATODAY.com - Published

Super-vaccines for the flu advised for people 65 and older

The Fluzone High-Dose and FLUAD are two of the high-dose flu vaccines that have been licensed for people 65 and older by the FDA.
USATODAY.com - Published

LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, ex-FDA adviser says

An estimated 20 million Americans have undergone the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision
CBS News - Published

USFDA designates Indian invention a ‘breakthrough device’ for cancer

The Centre for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has designated Cytotron—a device invented in India by a Bengaluru scientist—as a “Breakthrough..
IndiaTimes - Published

'It's a much more serious issue': Researchers study Zantac cancer risk as FDA probes cause

Zantac and its generics are routinely used by millions of heartburn sufferers and available with or without a prescription. How did the drug become a cancer risk? Early studies show potential signs.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump taps cancer researcher to be FDA commissioner

Stephen Hahn will play a key role in the Food and Drug Administration's fight against youth vaping
CBS News - Published

Trump nominates MD Anderson oncologist as U.S. FDA Commissioner

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Stephen Hahn, chief medical executive of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, to lead the Food and Drug Administration, the White House said..
Reuters - Published

Step by step: Helping paraplegics walk

The Food & Drug Administration and the Veterans Administration have approved robotic exoskeletons – devices that enable people who have lost the use of their legs to stand and walk again. But many..
CBS News - Published

Eating too much black licorice can be dangerous. Should you be worried this Halloween?

A compound in black licorice called glycyrrhizin can cause abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, the FDA says.
USATODAY.com - Published

FDA Advisory committee doctors discuss opioid labeling

Are opioids safe and effective for long term use? Dr. Raeford Brown and Dr. Lewis Nelson on FDA's labeling decisions.
CBS News - Published

Pain doc says FDA must be careful before changing opioid labeling

Dr. Daniel Clauw says suddenly restricting opioids could be “catastrophic” for some chronic pain patients
CBS News - Published

Exclusive: J&J's own expert, working for FDA, found asbestos in Baby Powder

Ever since Johnson & Johnson disclosed this month that a government test had turned up asbestos in its Baby Powder, the company has attacked the validity of the result.
Reuters - Published

J&J says new tests find no asbestos in same baby powder bottle that sparked recall

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding..
Reuters - Published

Generic Version of Xanax Is Recalled by F.D.A.

The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said a batch of alprazolam tablets distributed in July and August might contain a foreign substance.
NYTimes.com - Published

FDA investigating whether Zantac causes carcinogens to form in users

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether the popular heartburn drug Zantac causes carcinogens to form in the bodies of users, in an effort to fully understand the risks posed by..
Reuters - Published

FDA proposes "black-box warning" for breast implants

The move comes as the agency is taking heat from women who say they weren't warned of potential complications linked to breast implants before surgery
CBS News - Published

U.S. FDA says carcinogen not found in alternatives of Zantac and its generics

U.S. retailers Walmart Inc, CVS Health Corp Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Rite Aid Corp have all removed Zantac off their shelves after some drugs containing its key ingredient ranitidine were found..
Reuters - Published

FDA says breast implants need higher warnings because of cancer risk: Women 'not fully informed'

The FDA is recommending intensified warnings for women considering breast implants, citing "new information" about cancer risks.
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Women Should Be Warned of Breast Implant Hazards, F.D.A. Says

The agency proposed that surgeons discuss the risks with patients and that manufacturers print bold warnings on the device packaging.
NYTimes.com - Published

Johnson & Johnson CEO testified Baby Powder was safe 13 days before FDA bombshell

Facing off against a plaintiff’s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the company’s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company’s iconic..
Reuters - Published

J&J recalls 33,000 bottles of baby powder as FDA finds asbestos in sample

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle..
Reuters - Published

Johnson & Johnson recalling some baby powders in U.S. after FDA finds asbestos traces

johnson & johnson recalling some baby powders in u.s. after fda finds asbestos traces
Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

FDA alerts consumers of J&J baby powder recall, says it stands by tests

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said on Friday that it found that a sample from one lot of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder contained chrysotile fibers, a type of asbestos, confirming test results..
Reuters - Published

Sanofi recalls popular heartburn drug Zantac as FDA investigates probable carcinogen

Sanofi said it will voluntarily recall Zantac as the drugmaker and FDA investigate the source of NDMA, a probable carcinogen.
USATODAY.com - Published

J&J to recall some baby powder as FDA finds traces of asbestos

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after the U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a..
Reuters - Published

FDA: Arsenic in rice won't harm immediate health

FDA testing revealed levels of inorganic arsenic in rice may not cause immediate health risks; but one expert notes developing children may want to vary diets
CBS News - Published

What's behind the rising death toll from vaping?

Two more people have died in Minnesota from vaping-related illnesses. While both the CDC and the FDA have issued warnings for people to avoid vaping, the underlying cause of the deaths and more than..
CBS News - Published

Blue Bell recalls some Butter Crunch ice cream for possible foreign object

The FDA confirmed Blue Bell is recalling some batches of Butter Crunch ice cream for the discovery of a possible foreign object.
USATODAY.com - Published

GSK recalls popular heartburn drug Zantac globally after cancer scare

gsk recalls popular heartburn drug zantac globally after cancer scare
GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday said it is recalling the popular heartburn medicine Zantac in all markets as a "precaution", days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found "unacceptable" levels of..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Zantac and its generic version found with chemical that could lead to cancer

There are increasing concerns about the popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic version because of a chemical that could lead to cancer. Three large pharmacy chains in the U.S. recently pulled..
CBS News - Published

Chemical found in Zantac raises concerns

The FDA recently warned about a potentially dangerous impurity in the popular heartburn drug Zantac. The nation's three largest pharmacy chains reacted by pulling it from store shelves. Dr. Jon LaPook..
CBS News - Published

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