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Press Releases: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

6:23 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 21, 2017 Maintaining its steadfast commitment to getting lifesaving support to the people of Syria impacted by conflict wherever they are, the United States today announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance. State Department Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw made this announcement at the UN General Assembly. It brings U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $read more »

MMWR Summary for September 22, 2017

3:14 pm Eastern | U.S. News

*HIV Care Outcomes Among Men Who Have Sex With Men With Diagnosed HIV Infection United States, 2015*

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. SS-17

21 Sep 13:05 | U.S. News

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Vegetable Vigra by Natures Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

21 Sep 13:00 | U.S. News

Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease, may be on medications that, taken with this product, could lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that could be life-threatening.read more »

Ocaliva (obeticholic acid): Drug Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Serious Liver Injury

21 Sep 10:00 | U.S. News

Reports of Ocaliva being incorrectly dosed in some patients with moderate to severe decreases in liver function. Some patients received a higher frequency of dosing than is recommended in the drug label.read more »

First Source Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Tasty Treats Nonpareils Milk Chocolate

20 Sep 21:16 | U.S. News

First Source of Pico Rivera, CA, is recalling Tasty Treats Nonpareils Milk Chocolate because it contains 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 »

Rhino 7, Papa Zen, Fifty Shades, and Grande X Dietary Supplements by Gadget Island: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

20 Sep 17:41 | U.S. News

Use of products with undeclared active ingredients sildenafil, tadalafil and desmethyl carbodenafil may interact with nitrates and may cause a significant drop in blood pressure that may be life threatening.read more »

Nature Supplement Inc. Issues Voluntary Florida Recall of Vegetable Vigra Due to Undeclared Sildenafil

20 Sep 16:49 | U.S. News

Natures Supplement, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 260 bottles of VEGETABLE VIGRA, 200 mg capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis found this product to be tainted with Sidenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, the presence of Sildenafil in the Vegetable Vigra product renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy has not been established, therefore subject to recall.read more »

Death Wish Coffee Co. Announces Recall of Nitro Cold Brew Cans From Retailers, Online Sales

20 Sep 16:02 | U.S. News

Death Wish Coffee Co. (“Death Wish”), the Round Lake, N.Y.-based coffee producer known for producing the ‘World’s Strongest Coffee’, has initiated a recall its 11-oz Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans.read more »

Gadget Island, Inc. Dba Gear Isle Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dietary Supplements Due to Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.

20 Sep 14:58 | U.S. News

Newark, CA, Gadget Island, Inc. is voluntarily recalling to the consumer level. The products have been found to contain undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients sildenafil, desmethyl carbodenafil and tadalafil.read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s continued efforts to promote the safe adoption of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

20 Sep 12:18 | U.S. News

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – the use of medication combined with counseling and behavioral therapies – is one of the major pillars of the federal response to the opioid epidemic in this country. This type of treatment is an important tool that has the potential to help millions of Americans with an opioid use disorder regain control over their lives. In fact, patients receiving MAT cut their risk of death from all causes in half, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Addressing the epidemic of opioid addiction is my highest public health priority. One element of that effort is promoting more widespread, safe adoption of MAT as a way to help more people overcome addiction.read more »

Opioid Addiction Medications in Patients Taking Benzodiazepines or CNS Depressants: Drug Safety Communication - Careful Medication Management Can Reduce Risks

20 Sep 12:00 | U.S. News

Health care professionals should develop a treatment plan when buprenorphine or methadone is used in combination with benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants.read more »

FDA clears first duodenoscope with disposable distal cap

20 Sep 11:57 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the first duodenoscope with a disposable distal cap, a new feature that will improve access for cleaning and reprocessing. The Pentax ED34-i10T model duodenoscope is intended to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat bile duct disorders and other upper GI problems.read more »

The FDA Encourages New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

20 Sep 08:00 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is collaborating with patients, academics, and the pharmaceutical industry to encourage the development of new treatments for sickle cell disease (SCD).read more »

Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants by Boston Scientific: Notification – Potential for Counterfeit Raw Material

19 Sep 00:00 | U.S. News

UPDATED 09/19/2017 Updating after extensive review of data and information.read more »

45 Percent Of Parents Experience Depression, Anxiety And Stress When Newborns Leave NICU

18 Sep 15:17 | U.S. News

Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children's National Health System's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital.read more »

Vaping Doubles Risk Of Smoking Cigarettes For Teens

18 Sep 12:15 | U.S. News

Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.read more »

New FREE Continuing Education from Medscape and MMWR: Update on U.S. pregnant women and infants with recent Zika virus exposure

18 Sep 09:44 | U.S. News

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*New FREE Continuing Education from Medscape and "MMWR": Update on U.S. pregnant women and infants with recent Zika virus exposure*

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CDC Releases Diabetes Impact Toolkit

15 Sep 15:23 | U.S. News

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Join CDC and NFID’s Flu Thunderclap

15 Sep 13:02 | U.S. News

September 28 marks the annual kickoff of the flu vaccination awareness campaign. read more »

Alert - Flooding in South Asia

15 Sep 00:00 | U.S. News

Since the monsoon season began in August 2017, widespread flooding in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal has affected more than 40 million people. read more »

Flesh Eating Parasites Creeping Closer To United States

14 Sep 17:23 | U.S. News

(Newsroom America) -- Parasites that ulcerate the skin, can disfigure the face, and may fatally mutilate its victim's internal organs are creeping closer to the southern edges of the United States. read more »

MMWR Summary for September 15, 2017

14 Sep 15:59 | U.S. News

*Use of Unannounced Mystery Patient Drills to Assess Hospital Emergency Department Preparedness for Communicable Diseases of Public Health Concern New York City, 2016*

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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., about crops impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and FDA’s work with farmers affected by the storms

14 Sep 13:48 | U.S. News

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., about crops impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and FDA’s work with farmers affected by the stormsread more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. SS-16

14 Sep 13:09 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 36

14 Sep 13:07 | U.S. News

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FDA approves new treatment for adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma

14 Sep 12:56 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Aliqopa (copanlisib) for the treatment of adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma who have received at least two prior treatments known as systemic therapies.read more »

Suicide Attempts On The Rise In US, Finds Study

14 Sep 12:16 | U.S. News

New data confirm that suicide attempts among U.S. adults are on the rise, with a disproportional effect on younger, socioeconomically disadvantaged adults with a history of mental disorders.read more »

FDA approves first biosimilar for the treatment of cancer

14 Sep 12:11 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) as a biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of multiple types of cancer. Mvasi is the first biosimilar approved in the U.S. for the treatment of cancer.read more »

Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Organic Deglet Dates Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens

14 Sep 11:51 | U.S. News

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand Organic Deglet Noor Dates Pitted because it may contain undeclared coconut, an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

FDA permits marketing of mobile medical application for substance use disorder

14 Sep 11:16 | U.S. News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the first mobile medical application to help treat substance use disorders (SUD). The Reset application is intended to be used with outpatient therapy to treat alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and stimulant SUDs. The application is not intended to be used to treat opioid dependence.read more »

Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Research and Actions

14 Sep 07:00 | U.S. News

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, which include concussions, contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits (and even deaths) each year. Learn more about TBI, and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities.read more »

OriGen VV28F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters: Recall - Potential for Separation of Extension Tube From Hub

13 Sep 14:00 | U.S. News

Separation could result in required intervention to prevent permanent impairment/damage.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / Early Release

13 Sep 13:04 | U.S. News

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Alert - Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean

13 Sep 00:00 | U.S. News

Beginning on September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma crossed the Caribbean and caused severe damage in a number of countries and territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands. read more »

OriGen Biomedical Issues Nationwide Recall of OriGen VV28F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters

12 Sep 21:10 | U.S. News

On August 2, 2017, OriGen Biomedical initiated a nationwide recall for two (2) lots of VV28F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters. These VV28F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters have been found to have the potential for a separation of the clear extension tube from the hub that it is inserted in, which potentially could result in required intervention to prevent permanent impairment/damage.read more »

Cherry Valley Marketplace Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Cherry Valley Vanilla Cupcakes” and “Cherry Valley Chocolate Cupcakes”

12 Sep 19:01 | U.S. News

Cherry Valley Marketplace, West Hempstead, NY, is recalling its 12-ounce packages of CHERRY VALLEY VANILLA CUPCAKES and CHERRY VALLEY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.read more »

Medtronic Announces Voluntary Recall of Diabetes Infusion Sets

12 Sep 15:20 | U.S. News

Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) announced today that it has started to inform patients worldwide of a voluntary recall of specific lots of infusion sets used with all models of Medtronic insulin pumps. The recall is related to a certain discontinued component in these infusion sets and does not include insulin pumps or glucose sensors.read more »

Bravo Produce Inc. Retira Maradol Papaya de Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecomán y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V. Por posible riesgo a la salud

12 Sep 11:56 | U.S. News

Bravo Produce Inc de San Ysidro, está retirando Maradol Papaya, cultivadas por Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecoman y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V., como manera preventiva, debido a que dicho producto ha probado positivo para Salmonella, es de suma importancia mencionar que dicha bacteria puede afectar a niños, ancianos y personas con sistemas inmunológicos débiles. Los síntomas a experimentar son fiebre, diarrea, náusea, vómito y dolor abdominal. En raras circunstancias, la infección por Salmonella puede resultar en el organismo entrando en el torrente sanguíneo y la producción de enfermedades graves, como las infecciones arteriales (es decir, los aneurismas infectados), endocarditis y artritis.read more »

Diabetes Infusion Sets by Medtronic: Recall - Vent Membrane May be Susceptible to Being Blocked by Fluid

12 Sep 00:00 | U.S. News

May lead to potential over-delivery of insulin shortly after an infusion set change, which may cause hypoglycemia. Posted 09/12/2017read more »

Coborn’s, Inc.’s Issues Recall of American Rye Bread and Caraway Rye Bread Due To Undeclared Allergens

11 Sep 11:53 | U.S. News

Coborn's, Inc. is recalling packages of its American Rye Bread and Caraway Bread, which contain undeclared allergens (milk, soy and egg) as a result of an update to the ingredient profile from the manufacturer of the base. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk, Soy, and/or Eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Hurricane Season: Be Prepared

11 Sep 09:00 | U.S. News

It's important to safeguard your food, water, and medicine before, during and after any severe weather event.read more »

Bravo Produce Inc. Recalls Maradol Papaya from Productores Y Exportadores De Carica Papaya De Tecomán Y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and Packed by Frutas Selectas De Tijuana, S. De R.L. De C.V. Because of Possible Health Risk

10 Sep 16:14 | U.S. News

Bravo Produce Inc. of San Ysidro, is withdrawing Maradol Papaya, grown by Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecomán y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and packed by Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de RL de CV, as a preventive measure, because the product has tested positive for Salmonella by exams done by FDA. It is extremely important to mention that this bacterium can affect children, elderly and people with weak immune systems. Symptoms are fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.read more »

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10 Sep 16:14 | U.S. News

Bravo Produce Inc. of San Ysidro, is withdrawing Maradol Papaya, grown by Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecomán y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and packed by Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de RL de CV, as a preventive measure, because the product has tested positive for Salmonella by exams done by FDA. It is extremely important to mention that this bacterium can affect children, elderly and people with weak immune systems. Symptoms are fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.read more »

Simply Fresh Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Single Serve Cups of San Francisco Seafood Salad Made with Greek Yogurt

8 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Simply Fresh Foods, Inc. of Buena Park, CA is recalling 272 cases of one specific lot of its 4-4 ounce packages of "San Francisco Seafood Salad Made with Greek Yogurt" bearing a UPC bar code of 47502 19701 because the individual cups inside the carton may be mislabeled as Seafood Salad with Real Mayonnaise and does not declare "milk". The outer carton is correct and has the correct ingredient statement which declares "milk". People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Baby Organic Liquid Formula by Garden of Life: Recall - Directions For Use May Be Misinterpreted

8 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

If not administered precisely following the labeled instructions, the product may present difficulties in swallowing and potentially pose a choking hazard due to the thickness of the liquid.read more »

Register for Flu Update Webinar

8 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Learn about the upcoming 2017-2018 influenza season and vaccination recommendations. read more »

Garden of Life LLC Issues Recall of Baby Organic Liquid Formula

8 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Today, Garden of Life, LLC, is issuing a voluntary precautionary recall of its new supplement for infants, Baby Organic Liquid, because the product, as labeled, includes directions for use that may be misinterpreted. The company is concerned that if not administered precisely following the labeled instructions, the product may present difficulties in swallowing and potentially pose a choking hazard due to the thickness of the liquid.read more »

Preventing Stroke Deaths: CDC Vital Signs Report

7 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Preventing Stroke Deaths: Progress Stalled

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Product Recall By Wegmans Of Assorted Muffins 4 Pack

7 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The assorted muffin four pack may include a banana nut muffin containing walnuts, an allergen not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to nuts should not consume this product.read more »

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