June 28, 2022

Breast Cancer Treatment Pulled By The FDA, Company To Appeal Decision

Back in December, the Food and Drug Administration made the decision to pull Avastin as a drug to treat breast cancer. The FDA argued that the risks of using the drug far outweighed the benefits. Avastin is a drug that is used in other cancer treatments as well, such as those found in the brain, […]

FDA To Limit Acetaminophen To Prescription Drugs

With reports of severe liver damage over the years the FDA said that drug makers need to limit the amount of pain reliever Acetaminophen in prescription drugs like Percocet and Vicodin. On Thursday U.S. health officials announced that they will lower the maximum amount. These new actions will not affect over the counter drugs. Although […]

Avastin No Longer FDA Approved For Breast Cancer

On Thursday the Food and Drug Administration released a statement saying they are going to withdraw approval of Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer patients. The risks of the drug far outweigh the benefits. The FDA approved Avastin in February 2008 to help treat late-stage breast cancer patients. The drug was supposed to slow […]

Sales Of Unsafe Four Loko Drinks On The Rise

Warnings of how unsafe caffeinated alcoholic drinks are has done nothing but boost sales. The federal government has warned the 4 companies that are making these drinks, saying they are unsafe and that they violate federal law. The FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said that the drinks “do not meet the legal standard for safety.” The […]

FDA To Fix Problems With Defibrillators

External defibrillators are great lifesaving tools. They are often used for those that go into cardiac arrest, but they do tend to fail often enough to really worry some regulators. The automated external defibrillators or AED’s are used immediately on those that are suffering cardiac arrest. The device delivers an electrical shock to the heart, […]

FDA Rejects Another Weight Loss Pill

Last week the FDA rejected the weight loss pill lorcaserin. This week they have rejected Vivus Inc.’s drug, Qnexa. This represents quite a setback for those trying to get a handle on obesity in America. This is also the third weight loss pill to be rejected this month. In July, a panel of experts had […]

FDA Does Not Approve Weight Loss Pill

A new diet pill was presented to the FDA for approval, but the FDA is questioning it’s effectiveness and it’s possible high risk of cancer. Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s obesity drug lorcasserin was voted 9 to 5 against approval back in September by the FDA, so the rejection on Friday was no surprise. It is disappointing […]

Senate Group Opposes Genetically Engineered Salmon

Alaska Senator, Mark Begich, together with ten additional senators is insisting that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stop the process for approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption. If approved, the genetically modified salmon would become the only genetically modified animal to gain approval as food for humans. The eleven senators recently wrote to […]