Sunday, February 16, 2020

Tag: FDA

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."

Bernie urges FDA to swiftly resolve drug recall

"We also believe that FDA’s responsibility to American patients includes a responsibility to be transparent when possible, a commitment that has not been fulfilled in this case.”

Tyson foods recalls almost 200,000 pounds of chicken fritters after schools...

It has been a rough year for Tyson's chicken products.

FDA confirms string of 5,000 synthetic chemicals contaminates US food system

"What this calls for is additional research to determine how widespread this contamination is and how high the levels are."

Bottle of lies: How poor FDA oversight & fraud in generic...

In her new explosive book “Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom,” investigative journalist Katherine Eban works with two industry whistleblowers to expose how some manufacturers are cutting corners at the cost of quality and safety.

The epidemic of e-cigarettes: Judge rules FDA must implements regulations, sides...

“The FDA oversight over the sales and marketing of these harmful products has languished for too long."

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Sander’s monumental mistake: failing to explain exactly what a democratic socialist government is

It’s time that Sanders speaks out, explains what democratic socialism is and reminds Americans that it is a central part of this country, and that’s why he espouses that political ideology.

‘There needs to be accountability,’ says Ocasio-Cortez as documents show DNC involvement with Iowa...

"If this reporting is correct, then there needs to be accountability at the DNC."

Can the world’s second superpower rise from the ashes of twenty years of war?

The peace movement’s small victories demonstrate that we have more power to challenge U.S. militarism than most Americans realize.

Citizen Mike: The Bloomberg campaign is a threat to the Democratic Party’s 2020 chances

If the 2020 U.S. presidential election does become the ‘battle of billionaires’, the real losers will be the country’s working people.
Photo by United Steelworkers (USW).

How 1.3 million Americans risk losing their pensions

Pensions aren’t perks or “extras.” Workers earned these benefits, and they rely on that money being there during their golden years.