Friday, April 3, 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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Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

A new major political party

The People’s Party should work actively to drain Bernie-ites from the Democratic Party.

Could COVID-19 reshape global leadership?

The crisis the world will face over the next six months or a year is one that cries out for competent leadership.
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

Is the DNC cheating? Again?

The DNC’s candidate always gains in the counting. And that is highly suspicious.