Fda

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics and veterinary products.
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  • FDA WON’T RE-SCHEDULE MARIJUANA BUT WILL ALLOW RESEaRCH

    … The FDA has decided that it will not re-schedule marijuana under the Federal Controlled Substance Act but will allow more research of marijuana. After months of speculation of whether the FDA would reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II, the DEA and FDA is electing to take this half-hearted measure. The Federal government’s…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 8 readers -
  • FDA rules threaten my right to smoke!

    … “If smoking is not allowed in heaven, I shall not go.” – Mark Twain On June 22, 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), was signed into law giving the FDA authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products. Initially the act was focused on cigarettes and smokeless…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • FDA Creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs…Finally

    … By Greg Webb, January 14, 2016 The FDA recently announced the formation of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), moving the program from its former status as a division within the Office of Nutrition Labeling and Dietary Supplements. “Elevating the program’s position will raise the profile of dietary supplements within the agency…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 13 readers -
  • The E-cigarette Movement – A Safe Alternative?

    … smoking. Several studies indicate a reduction in smoking but not complete cessation. • There are no studies specifically addressing product safety. 2012: • The Centers for Disease Control announce a surge in e-cig used among middle and high school students. Numbers of youth users doubles between 2011 and 2012. • Research in the United Kingdom…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 16 readers -
  • FDA Tackles Tobacco Giant RJ Reynolds

    … to call for the removal of four RJ Reynolds cigarette brands from the market. The company has 30 days to remove existing product from store shelves. So far this year the FDA has ruled positively on 162 products and issued 78 orders against tobacco products found not to be “substantially equivalent to past products”. The FDA’s Mitch Zeller, director…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • FDA Demands 14 Dietary Supplement Cos. Remove DMBA From Supplements

    … Has the FDA has been slow to act in the case of DMBA, a synthetic stimulant used in many weight-loss and body building dietary supplements? Some in Congress think so. In October of 2014, Senators Durbin and Blumenthal pressed the FDA to deal with DMBA, an artificially produced ingredient with amphetamine-like qualities being sold in supplements…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 14 readers -
  • Bed Rail Entrapment

    … falling from their bed. That being said, many elderly individuals have been injured or killed as a result of bed rail entrapment due to improper use, outdated products, or inadequate supervision. Bed Rails & Entrapment Injuries FDA warning on bed rails. Back in 1995, the FDA issued a warning regarding the risks posed by bed rails and bed rail…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 35 readers -
  • Fox Guarding the Hen House: Who Approves the Safety of Food Ingredients?

    … that was useful and appropriate centuries ago is still in place and leading to unanticipated consequences. GRAS, meaning ‘generally recognized as safe’, is a term that was developed in 1958 when a new law was set in place to guide companies in adding new ingredients to food products. Instead of going to the FDA for a safety review any food company could…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 13 readers -
  • Big Pharma and Corporate Arrogance – Baxter International

    … threatening blood clots. Baxter is now out of the heparin business but in 2007, it was obtaining the active ingredient for the drug from Scientific Protein Laboratories (SPL), another U.S. company. SPL was manufacturing the active ingredient in Changzhou, China. A subsequent investigation revealed that neither the FDA nor Chinese authorities had ever…

    Due Diligence- 21 readers -
  • FDA Fails to Act on Dangerous Dietary Supplement BMPEA

    … Does the FDA have an ethics problem? The latest news about the dietary supplement BMPEA has public health experts concerned about the FDA’s repeated failure to adequately police the dietary supplement industry. One of the most troubling is the conflict of interest posed by hiring practices within the FDA. The past head of the FDA’s division…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 10 readers -
  • Filthy Pharma – Pyramid Laboratories

    … Much of the FDA’s energies are currently focused on pharmaceutical manufacturing in China and India but that doesn’t mean that everything in the United States smells like roses. Earlier this year FDA inspectors cited Pyramid Laboratories with numerous cGMP violations. Short for “current Good Manufacturing Practices,” cGMP regulations…

    Due Diligence- 34 readers -
  • Homeopathic Remedies—The FDA Begins to Explore Safety Regulations

    … On grocery store shelves full of cold and pain medications, there is no way to differentiate FDA approved products, like Sudafed, Tylenol and other OTC medications, from the homeopathic products like Zicam or Cold-eeze. The homeopathic industry is thriving; a 2007 survey conducted by the CDC estimated $2.9 billion in revenue from the sale…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 12 readers -
  • Risperdal Lawsuit Awards 2.5 Million to Autistic Man

    … Johnson & Johnson, the maker of the anti-psychotic Risperdal (risperidone) will have to pay 2.5 million to an autistic man in Pennsylvania who grew breasts while taking the drug. The condition, gynecomastia, is a known side effect of the medication, but the company was found negligent in warning both the prescribing doctor and the patient…

    Ethan Manning/ www.bluegrassjustice.com- 35 readers -
  • Drug-Resistant Superbug from Endoscopic Procedure On the Rise

    … ducts.” The public is now becoming aware of something known to the medical world and the FDA for several years—these scopes are very difficult to sanitize and according to the FDA, “may facilitate the spread of deadly bacteria.” There have been at least 75 reports of problems with the devices in the past two years. Most recently, patients…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
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