FDA orders transvaginal surgical mesh pulled from market

SUBMIT IMAGE – A view reveals the U.S. Fda (FDA) head office in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14,2012 REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Image. REUTERS: The United States Fda on Tuesday (Apr 16) bought makers of transvaginal surgical mesh implants to right away stop their sale and circulation in the United States, the most recent action by the … Read more

Caito Foods recalls fresh cut melon over Salmonella outbreak

REUTERS: An Indianapolis food company has voluntarily recalled fresh cut melon produced at its facility after reports of nearly 100 illnesses tied to Salmonella contamination. Caito Foods LLC, a unit of SpartanNash Co., suspended production and distribution of pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mixed fruit containing one of those melons, the U.S. Food and … Read more

FDA pulls up Walmart, Kroger, others for selling tobacco to minors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday it has sent letters to Walmart Inc, Kroger Co and 10 other convenience store chains for selling tobacco products to minors. FILE PHOTO: A Walmart sign is pictured at one of their stores in Mexico City, Mexico March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido REUTERS: The U.S. … Read more

US FDA loosens alcohol restrictions for female libido pill

REUTERS: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday women taking Sprout Pharmaceuticals Inc’s female libido pill, Addyi, need not completely avoid alcohol. The FDA ordered Sprout to make changes to the drug’s label to reflect that patients should stop drinking two hours before taking Addyi at bedtime or to skip the dose that … Read more

In New York, confusion reigns in the emerging CBD edibles business

New York state officials told food growers and processors in mid-December that they had the state’s blessing to produce and sell tea and chocolates laced with CBD, the cannabis derivative reputed to ease anxiety and other ills without marijuana’s high. Products are displayed at Dorothy Stepnowska’s Flower Power Coffee House, a CBD cafe, in the … Read more

US FDA refuses to review Zogenix’s seizure treatment

REUTERS: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday refused to fully review the marketing application for Zogenix Inc’s treatment for seizures associated with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of childhood epilepsy, the company said. As part of a preliminary review, FDA determined that the application was not sufficient enough for a substantive review. Zogenix’s … Read more

CBD Is In Jelly Beans, Pet Food and Shampoo. But Many Benefits Are Untested

(Credit: ElRoi/Shutterstock) CBD, or cannabidiol, has exploded onto the market in recent years. Sometime in the past decade, this purportedly medicinal marijuana extract went from being an obscure stoner oil to the wellness product du jour, flooding from holistic markets to the mainstream. Analysts at the investment bank Cowen Inc. predict the industry will balloon to … Read more

The FDA Is Investigating a Possible Link Between E-cigarettes and Seizures

Credit: Shutterstock The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a possible link between e-cigarette use and seizures, the agency announced today (April 3). The FDA said that, between 2010 and 2019, there were 35 reported cases of people who had seizures shortly after they used e-cigarettes. Most of these reports involved teenagers or … Read more

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