Tag: FDA

FDA Warns Against Eating Too Much Black Licorice

FDA Warns Against Eating Too Much Black Licorice

The FDA warned that eating more than 2 ounces (approximately 4 tablespoons) of black licorice every day for at least 2 weeks could lead to heart rhythm problems in adults over 40 years old

/ October 31, 2017

Texas Sues FDA to Get Unapproved Execution Drugs

Texas accuses FDA of "gross incompetence or willful obstruction" for seizing a shipment of lethal-injection drugs it imported from India in 2015.

/ January 6, 2017
Actos Bladder Cancer

FDA Confirms Bladder Cancer Risk for Actos

The FDA has concluded that the type-2 diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) can increase the risk of bladder cancer. The label will be updated with results from a 13-year study that found a 63% increased risk.

/ December 15, 2016
Anesthesia Brain Damage Warnings

FDA Warning: Anesthesia May Cause Brain Damage in Kids

The FDA is warning about the risk of brain damage from repeated or lengthy use of anesthesia in children under 3 years old, or the unborn babies of pregnant women in their third trimester.

/ December 14, 2016
That Expensive New Cancer Drug Might Not Work

That Expensive New Cancer Drug Might Not Work

At least 50% of cancer drugs that were fast-tracked to patients by the FDA from 2008-2012 did not help them live longer or better lives. The most expensive drug also worsened quality of life. Even when these medications do not...

/ December 2, 2016

21st Century Cures Act Fails to Address Off-Label Marketing

The House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, sending it to the Senate. Lawmakers eliminated a provision addressing the "off-label" marketing debate raging between the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry.

/ November 30, 2016
FDA Lab Test Oversight

FDA Pauses Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests

FDA pauses stronger lab test regulations, setting its sights on an incoming Trump administration with the agency in its crosshairs.

/ November 25, 2016
PFC Banned by FDA

FDA Bans Chemical in Pizza Boxes Linked to Cancer

All that pizza you ate in college really was bad for your health — but not why you think. You can burn off calories from cheese and bread, but not the chemicals in your pizza box that may still be...

/ November 22, 2016
FDA Suspends Roundup Tests

FDA Stops Testing Food for Roundup

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended testing of foods like milk, corn, soy, eggs, and popcorn for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed-killer.

/ November 16, 2016
FDA Medical Device Injuries

FDA Launches Website to Report Medical Device Lawbreakers

Heads up, whistleblowers. The FDA has unveiled a new website for anyone to report that a medical device maker is breaking the law — for example, hiding safety reports or "off-label" marketing.

/ October 26, 2016