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Ninjacof and Ninjacof A: Recall - Potential Burkholderia Cepacia Contamination

12:15 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Use of a product that may contain B. cepacia could result in infections in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis.read more »

Clear Link Between Heavy Vitamin B Intake And Lung Cancer

12:11 pm Eastern | U.S. News

New research suggests long-term, high-dose supplementation with vitamins B6 and B12 -- long touted by the vitamin industry for increasing energy and improving metabolism -- is associated with a two- to four-fold increased lung cancer risk in men relative to non-users. read more »

Centurion Labs Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ninjacof (Lot # 200N1601) and Ninjacof A (Lot# 201NA1601) Products Due to Potential Burkholderia Cepacia Contamination

10:52 am Eastern | U.S. News

Centurion Labs is voluntarily recalling, as a precautionary measure, 1 lot of Ninjacof (Lot# 200N1601) and 1 lot of Ninjacof A (Lot# 201NA1601) manufactured by Vilvet (Dania Beach, FL) and distributed by Centurion Labs to the retail level due to potential contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. Centurion was notified by the FDA regarding the potential contamination as they discovered this product may have been manufactured in a Pharmatech, FDA registered facility, in Davie, FL. that was found to have a product that contained B. cepacia.read more »

Smokers 20 Percent More Likely To Quit When Cigarettes Cost $1 Or More

21 Aug 17:18 | U.S. News

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit, a new Drexel University study found.read more »

Health Care Reform Is A Top Issue Concerning Americans

21 Aug 12:04 | U.S. News

According to the latest wave of KJT Group's LightSource Poll, American adults are divided in their perceptions of the top issue facing the United States today.read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. – FDA is carefully evaluating prescription opioid medications approved to treat cough in children

21 Aug 09:31 | U.S. News

There’s perhaps no more important mandate that we have at the FDA than safeguarding the health and safety of children. For that reason, I believe it’s important that parents and health care providers have the best information available to inform the decisions they make about a child’s health. There are few more common decisions that parents and providers are asked to make than the question of how to appropriately treat a child’s cough and cold symptoms. Sometimes symptoms can be severe enough that prescription medication is needed, but some of these medications pose their own risks – especially for younger children – because they may contain opioids. Other times medication might not be necessary at all.read more »

Sterile Drug Products by Bella Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

18 Aug 15:30 | U.S. News

Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.read more »

Bella Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Drug Products Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance

18 Aug 15:29 | U.S. News

Bella Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling all lots of unexpired sterile drug products due to lack of sterility assurance. The recalled products were distributed to health care facilities nationwide.read more »

Could Monday's Solar Eclipse Lead to More ER Visits? ER Docs Say Yes.

18 Aug 15:18 | U.S. News

As much of the nation prepares for Monday's extremely rare solar eclipse, some emergency physicians say that this natural phenomenon could lead to a temporary surge in emergency visits at points across the country. While they are prepared to handle this potential increase in patient traffic, they urge caution.read more »

Higher rural suicide rates driven by use of guns

18 Aug 12:15 | U.S. News

Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state's urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.read more »

Sterile Drug Products from Vital Rx, dba Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding: FDA Alert - Lack of Sterility Assurance

18 Aug 11:00 | U.S. News

UPDATED 08/18/2017. Recall issued for all lots of all compounded injectable prescription medications. Administration of a non-sterile product intended to be sterile may result in serious and potentially life threatening infections or death.read more »

Diabetes At Work E-News

18 Aug 10:50 | U.S. News

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Vital Rx, Inc. d/b/a Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all Compounded Injectable Prescription Medications Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance

18 Aug 09:34 | U.S. News

Vital Rx, Inc. d/b/a Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding is voluntarily recalling all lots of all compounded injectable prescription medications to the consumer level. The compounded injectable prescription medications have been found to lack sterility assurance. Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding became aware of this issue during an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) inspection of the pharmacy.read more »

FDA provides new tools for the development and proper evaluation of tests for detecting Zika virus infection

17 Aug 15:52 | U.S. News

As an additional measure in the fight against Zika virus, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has made available a panel of human plasma samples to aid in the regulatory evaluation of serological tests to detect recent Zika virus infection.read more »

FDA approves new treatment for adults with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia

17 Aug 13:22 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 32

17 Aug 13:10 | U.S. News

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United Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Gazab Green Raisins (Chinese)”

17 Aug 12:53 | U.S. News

United Trading Inc of Des Plaines, IL, is recalling its 7 ounce and 14 ounce packages of “Gazab Green Raisins (Chinese)”, because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Healthy Breakfasts for Kids: It's All about Balance

17 Aug 07:30 | U.S. News

Healthy breakfasts are a must for kids and help keep them going strong all day. This article and short video provide tips on making it happen.read more »

Healthy Breakfasts for Kids: It's All About Balance

17 Aug 07:30 | U.S. News

Healthy breakfasts are a must for kids and help keep them going strong all day. This article and short video provide tips on making it happen.read more »

Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft by Cook Medical: Class I Recall - Potential Formation of Thrombus Inside Device

16 Aug 12:00 | U.S. News

Thrombus may form inside the device after implantation. Thrombosis or occlusion may lead to serious adverse health consequences, including death.read more »

Seven Sundays LLC. Recalls Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli Because of Possible Health Risk

16 Aug 09:38 | U.S. News

Seven Sundays LLC of Minneapolis, MN is recalling their Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli 12 oz. pouches because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL by Amneal Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Misprinted Dosing Droppers

16 Aug 07:00 | U.S. News

Significant probability of serious health consequences if more than the prescribed dose is dispensed, including: drowsiness causing trauma; increased anxiety; and risk of accidental injury to self or others.read more »

Amneal Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, Due to Misprinted Dosing Droppers Supplied with the Product

16 Aug 06:09 | U.S. News

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, to the Consumer level due to a defect in the dropper markings. The Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, product is packaged with a dosing dropper, supplied to Amneal by a third party.read more »

Grand BK Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews) in "California Aloha Mix"

15 Aug 17:28 | U.S. News

GRAND BK CORP. of Maspeth, New York is recalling its 14 ounce packages of "CALIFORNIA ALOHA MIX" because they may contain undeclared tree nuts (Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews). People who have allergies or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

'Fat But Fit' At Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

15 Aug 17:13 | U.S. News

Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.read more »

High Use Of Electronic Cigarettes Seen In 8th-9th Graders In Oregon

15 Aug 12:10 | U.S. News

A study at Oregon Research Institute (ORI) shows that rates of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among Oregon 8th and 9th graders is higher than seen in national samples, and that e-cigarette use is closely linked with use of marijuana and other tobacco products. read more »

Dierbergs Markets Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Bonito and Cod), Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Soy and Wheat in Product

15 Aug 07:03 | U.S. News

St Louis-based Dierbergs Markets is recalling two Deli Products with multiple use by dates in all 25 retail stores due to the presence of undeclared fish (bonito, cod), undeclared lobster, crab, and shrimp in scampi butter and undeclared soy and wheat in cabernet grille butter. People who have allergies to fish, lobster, crab, shrimp, soy, or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Litehouse Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg In Product

14 Aug 16:52 | U.S. News

Litehouse Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its OPA by Litehouse Ranch because it may contain undeclared eggs. The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall which is limited to one production day from a single manufacturing location.read more »

Listening Session for the Proposed 2018 Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) Standards

14 Aug 10:07 | U.S. News

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FDA Warns Of Potential Contamination In Multiple Brands Of Drugs, Dietary Supplements

14 Aug 09:16 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers and health care professionals not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, and labeled by Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader Brands, due to potential contamination.read more »

Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad Can Make You Feel Worse

11 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new UC Berkeley research.read more »

MADHAVA Natural Sweeteners Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in its 13.8 oz. MMM... Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

11 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Madhava Natural Sweeteners of LONGMONT, CO is recalling its 13.8 oz. box of MMM... Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

FDA warns of potential contamination in multiple brands of drugs, dietary supplements

11 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers and health care professionals not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, and labeled by Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader Brands, due to potential contamination with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) and the risk for severe patient infection.read more »

May 23 Webinar on Hearing Aids: The Basic Information You Need to Know

11 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

In this webinar, FDA audiologist Sue-Chen Peng, Ph.D., offers consumers basic information on hearing loss and hearing aids.read more »

2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic

11 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Hear CDC's new podcast recalling the historic 2009 H1N1 pandemic. read more »

Pravastatin Sodium Tablets by International Laboratories: Recall - Mislabeling

10 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Common side effects of bupropion include: nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, constipation, sweating, sore throat, diarrhea, dizziness, restlessness, blurry vision. Risk of allergic reactions are possible and could be life threatening.read more »

Liquid Products Manufactured by PharmaTech and Distributed by Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories: Recall - Possible Product Contamination

10 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Reports of B. cepacia infections in patients.read more »

Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all Liquid Products Manufactured by Pharmatech LLC and Distributed by Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories Due to Possible Product Contamination

10 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

As a precautionary measure, the distribution firms Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories are jointly issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots within expiry of all liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC at its FDA registered facility in Davie, Fla. due to possible product contamination.read more »

International Laboratories, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One (1) Lot of Pravastatin Sodium Tablets USP, 40mg Packaged in Bottles of 30 Tablets Due to Mislabeling NDC # 54458-925-16; Lot # 115698A

10 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

International Laboratories, LLC is voluntarily recalling one (1) Lot of Pravastatin Sodium Tablets USP 40 mg packaged in bottles of 30 tablets, to the consumer level due to mislabeling. The product is labeled as Pravastatin Sodium Tablets USP 40 mg but contained Bupropion Hydrochloride XL 300 mg tablets.read more »

MMWR Vol. 64 / No. 54

10 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 31

10 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 64 / No. 53

10 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

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Sterile Drug Products from Vital Rx, dba Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding: FDA Alert - Lack of Sterility Assurance

10 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Administration of a non-sterile product intended to be sterile may result in serious and potentially life threatening infections or death.read more »

Liquid-filled Intragastric Balloon Systems: Letter to Healthcare Providers - Potential Risks

10 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Five reports of unanticipated deaths that occurred from 2016 to present, in patients with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat obesity.read more »

5 Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With Medications

10 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Can you bring foreign drugs into the U.S.? Or refill a foreign prescription at a U.S. pharmacy? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help you understand the rules for flying with medications or shipping them from overseas.read more »

Regular Energy Drink Use Linked To Later Drug Use Among Young Adults

9 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Could young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks be at risk for future substance use? A new study by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers suggests that there is reason for concern.read more »

Schnucks Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans in German Chocolate Cake Labeled as “Schnucks Bakery Deluxe Petite Cake Chocolate Iced Yellow”

9 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Schnucks Bakery, a St. Louis, Mo. establishment, is issuing an allergy alert on 13 German Chocolate Cakes labeled as “Schnucks Bakery Deluxe Petite Cake Chocolate Iced Yellow” that contain pecans that are not listed on the ingredient label. Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. Recalls Coleslaw Kits Due To Undeclared Milk Allergen

8 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. in Salinas is conducting a limited recall of 293 cases of Taylor Farms Creamy Homestyle Coleslaw Kits due to an undeclared milk allergen. Milk is an ingredient in the dressing packet included in the salad kit. This recall is limited to one production day from a single location which distributes to Raley’s in California and Savemart in California. The recall did not apply to any other Taylor Farms products.read more »

The Comfy Cow Recalls Pints of Ice Cream Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination and/or High Coliform Counts

8 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

The Comfy Cow is recalling pints of Banana Puddin Y’all, Chocolate Squared2, Cookies and Cream, Cow Trax, Double Fold Vanilla, Georgia Butter Pecan, Intense Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Fields Forever due to a potential contamination of E. coli. E. coli bacteria can cause diarrhea and dehydration. Most people who are infected recover, but the bacteria can be deadly.read more »

FDA to expand public education campaign to focus on prevention of youth e-cigarette use

8 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would pursue a strategic, new public health education campaign aimed at discouraging the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) by kids. The agency plans to expand its “The Real Cost” public education campaign to include messaging to teens about the dangers of using these products this fall while developing a full-scale campaign to launch in 2018. These efforts are part of the agency’s new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation, as well as ongoing efforts to educate youth about, and protect them from, the dangers associated with using all tobacco products. It is the first time the FDA will be utilizing public health education to specifically target youth use of e-cigarettes or other ENDS.read more »

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