Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tag: FDA

FDA denies petitions to ban phthlates in food packaging

"It’s outrageous that FDA decided chemicals banned from children’s toys should remain in the food we eat. Families deserve better from FDA.”

Senate urged to reject Biden’s ‘poor choice’ for FDA chief over...

"The Senate... must reject Califf's nomination and demand that Biden nominate an individual who has been dedicated to advancing public health."

McKinsey never told the FDA it was working for opioid makers...

The consulting giant was helping Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson fend off FDA regulations even as it helped shape FDA drug policy.

FDA-required tests on puppies slows progress to Covid treatment

Dosing puppies with drugs designed for humans won’t make people safer. In fact, it poses serious risks to human health.

Masks sold by former White House official to Navajo hospitals don’t...

New information from the Indian Health Service calls into question why the agency purchased expensive medical gear that it now cannot use as intended.

FDA failed to make sure opioid prescriptions were safe, documents show

"FDA has tools that could mitigate opioid risks more effectively if the agency would be more assertive in using its power to control opioid prescribing, manufacturing, and distribution."

Why your generic drugs may not be safe and the FDA...

Unfortunately for those who turn to generics to save money, the FDA relies heavily on the honor system with foreign manufacturers, and U.S. consumers get burned.

There are 2,000 untested chemicals in packaged foods—and it’s legal

A report by the Environmental Working Group reveals that an estimated 2,000 untested chemicals, several of them known or suspected carcinogens, are legally present in conventional packaged foods sold in U.S. supermarkets. But this major public health concern is largely unrecognized by the Food and Drug Administration, which operates under a policy on food additives dating back to 1958.

Gene editing mishaps highlight need for FDA oversight

The FDA plans to require pre-market safety assessments for gene-edited food animals, as they do for new animal drugs.

Johnson & Johnson recalls 33,000 baby powder bottles after FDA finds...

"FDA will be working with Johnson & Johnson to facilitate further investigation to substantiate that the product is authentic."

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FDA denies petitions to ban phthlates in food packaging

"It’s outrageous that FDA decided chemicals banned from children’s toys should remain in the food we eat. Families deserve better from FDA.”