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FDA to consider lifting safety warnings on Avandia, but is it too little, too late?

Jun 5, 2013
The FDA is expected to take another look at controversial diabetes drug Avandia after researchers at Duke have concluded the drug doesn't increase the risk of cardiovascular death as previously reported.
Posted In: diabetes, GlaxoSmithKline, FDA

OxyContin's waiting game: Generic drug makers salivate while the FDA wants safer pills

Apr 16, 2013
OxyContin is supposed to come off patent and generic drug makers are excited. But, the FDA may put a stop to it all to wait for safer pills.
Posted In: oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, generic drugs, FDA

Medical apps get the once over from the FDA

Mar 28, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration is putting together clearer guidelines for medical apps that need to be approved.
Posted In: smart phones, mobile, mobile apps, FDA

Caffeine gum could give Wrigley a jolt

Mar 8, 2013
Wrigley plans to start selling “Alert” gum next month -- that is, gum with caffeine. Gum sales overall are down, and “energy” products are booming. But cities, states and the FDA are investigating caffeine marketing to kids.
Posted In: Wrigley, gum, caffeine, FDA

China to get its own FDA

Mar 5, 2013
Public anger over unsafe food and drugs is widespread in China. The country's new leader, Xi Jinping, is setting up an agency equivalent to America's Food and Drug Administration to tackle the problem.
Posted In: China, FDA, food and drink, food safety

FDA urges drug companies to make a safer pain killer

Jan 29, 2013
With addiction to pain pills at epidemic levels, the Food and Drug Adminstration is taking action
Posted In: regulation, FDA, painkillers, prescription

FDA requires lower-dose sleeping pills

Jan 10, 2013
So half the dose should mean half the price, right?
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, FDA, health care

FDA to food industry: Food safety plans are required

Jan 4, 2013
The long-awaited FDA rules focus on preventing outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, rather than tracking after the fact how they occurred.
Posted In: Food, food safety, recall, FDA

FDA investigating 5-hour Energy drink

Nov 15, 2012
Energy drinks are boosting sleepy beverage sales, even as the FDA investigates both Monster Energy and 5-hour Energy.
Posted In: energy drink, FDA, caffeine

Meningitis outbreak shines light on 'compounding pharmacies'

Oct 8, 2012
Pharmacies linked to meningitis outbreak not regulated by FDA.
Posted In: meningitis, Health, pharmaceuticals, FDA

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