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Valsartan Meds Recalled by Teva Pharmaceuticals for Possible Contamination

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 updated its blood pressure drug recall list to warn hypertension patients and consumers of another voluntary valsartan blood pressure medication recall. Teva Pharmaceuticals issued another voluntary recall for valsartan combination tablets manufactured by Mylan India, including amlodipine-valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide combination […]

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Food And Drug Administration Chief Scott Gottlieb Says Teen E-Cigarette Use Is An ‘Epidemic’

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency will begin cracking down on sales of vaping products to teenagers, and criticized its use among youth as an epidemic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a series of critical and historic enforcement actions related to the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to kids. In the […]

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BrightFarms, Supplying Grocers in Illinois and Wisconsin, Recalls Vegetables for Possible E. coli Contamination

According to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Roundy’s Supermarkets due to the potential presence of E. coli at its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm. The affected BrightFarms branded products are sold at Mariano’s Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick […]

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FDA Sends Warning Letter to Pfizer Unit Meridian Medical Technologies About EpiPens Failing to Fire Defect

The Food and Drug Administration has learned of “hundreds of complaints” about the anti-allergy EpiPen device has misfired “during life-threatening emergencies.” In some cases involving misfiring, people later died. EpiPens are used to deliver a dose of the natural human hormone epinephrine to people who are suffering a potentially fatal allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. […]

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Diamond of California® Chopped Macadamia Nuts and Halves & Pieces Recalled for Salmonella Risk

The maker of Diamond of California® Macadamia Nuts, distributed in retail stores nationwide, due to possible Salmonella contamination. Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall following the result of testing by a FDA-contracted laboratory which revealed that a 4oz package of Diamond of California® Chopped Macadamia Nuts contained Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can […]

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Nutrition Labels Get a Major Makeover with Bolder Calories Font, Added Sugars Info and More

Michelle Obama announced Friday that food nutrition labels are getting a makeover. Among the many changes, food labels will have to include the added sugar content. CBSN’s Reena Ninan has the latest. The FDA on Friday May 20, 2016 finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the […]

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‘Female Viagra’ Gets FDA Approval; Sprout CEO Says Drug Is More About Desire Than Performance

CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen reports the FDA has approved the drug flibanserin, dubbed “Viagra for women,” to treat sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women. HSDD, unfortunately said fast sound like HSTD, is the acronym for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and refers to a woman’s chronic or ongoing lack of interest in sex, to the point that it […]

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FDA: The End of Manufactured Partially Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fats Could Be Near

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring a gradual phase-out of trans fats in food. The artery-clogging additive is widely considered the worst kind of fat for the heart and can lead to heart attacks and death. The Food and Drug Administration reported Thursday it would require food makers to gradually phase out artificial trans […]

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Olive Garden, Red Lobster Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska

The FDA says it traced the source of illness to a salad mix supplied by a Mexican company to chain restaurants. People who ate at Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants in Iowa and Nebraska caught an intestinal illness tied to a rare type of parasite named Cyclospora after eating eating salad mix that came […]

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FDA: Preliminary Salmonella Link from Tiny Greens Brand Alfalfa Sprouts to Jimmy John’s Multi-State Outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers in a Monday night warning not to eat Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts (which contain alfalfa sprouts mixed with radish and clover sprouts) from Tiny Greens Organic Farm of Urbana, Illinois because of possible salmonella contamination. The sprouts were distributed in 4 oz. and 5 lb. […]

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