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FDA Investigates Multiple Salmonella Outbreak Strains Linked to Papayas

7:35 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

6:44 pm Eastern | 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 »

Study Finds 90 Percent Of American Men Overfat

3:16 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Does your waist measure more than half your height? If so, you may be part of the global overfat pandemic.read more »

La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode Capsules by EZ Weight Loss TX: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

3:00 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Sibutramine is known to increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.read more »

Cantrell Drug Company Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Drug Products Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance

2:01 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Cantrell Drug Company is voluntarily recalling all lots of unexpired sterile drug products to the hospital and user level due to lack of sterility assurance. The recalled products were distributed to health care facilities nationwide, except to the states of Connecticut, Hawaii, South Carolina and Vermont. To date, Cantrell has not received any reports of adverse events.read more »

EZ Weight Loss TX LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Atomic and Xplode Capsules Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine

24 Jul 22:16 | U.S. News

Corpus Christi, TX, EZ Weight Loss TX is voluntarily recalling all lots of La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the products to be tainted with sibutramine. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons. The presence of sibutramine in these products renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore subject to recall.read more »

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

24 Jul 17:00 | U.S. News

The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming results.read more »

CDC Press Release: Protect Against Measles, More Than 100 Americans Have Diabetes, CDC Awards $12 Million to Fight Opiod Overdose Epidemic

24 Jul 15:12 | U.S. News

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CDC Press Release: Protect Against Measles, More Than 100 Americans Have Diabetes, CDC Awards $12 Million to Fight Opiod Overdose Epidemic

24 Jul 15:12 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / Early Release

24 Jul 14:16 | U.S. News

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Super Panther 7K by Ultra Shop Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

24 Jul 10:30 | U.S. News

Consumers with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates; concomitant use of nitrates and PDE-5 can lead to fatal cardiovascular collapse.read more »

The Idaho Foodbank Recalls Coconut Beverage, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Eggs, and Cheese Product Because Of Possible Health Risk

21 Jul 19:47 | U.S. News

The Idaho Foodbank is recalling approximately 27,000 pounds of Coconut Beverage, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Eggs, and Cheese Product. These products are being recalled because they were not continuously maintained or stored at the required temperature due to a malfunction in the cooler. This could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.read more »

Bhu Foods Voluntarily Recalls Protein Bars for Possible Health Risk

21 Jul 19:37 | U.S. News

Hudson Valley Foods, Inc. of Highland, NY has advised Bhu Foods of San Diego, CA that organic sunflower seeds sold to the company have been recalled. As a result of a recall of sunflower seeds from Hudson Valley Foods, Inc.,Bhu Foods’ supplier of organic sunflower seeds, advised Bhu Foods that ingredients sold to the company have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.read more »

Ultra Shop Supplement Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Super Panther 7K Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil

21 Jul 15:40 | U.S. News

Charlotte, NC, Ultra Shop Supplement is voluntarily recalling Super Panther 7K capsules, [1 count blister card Lot#: RO846356 and 6 count bottle Lot RO246852 within expiry], distributed by SX Power Co., Brooklyn, NY, to the consumer level. FDA analysis found samples of Super Panther 7K to be tainted with undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drug products, also known as phosphodiesterate 5-inhibitors (PDE-5), used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).read more »

Penumbra 3D Revascularization Device by Penumbra: Class I Recall - Wire Material May Break or Separate During Use

21 Jul 11:25 | U.S. News

Fractured pieces of the delivery wire could be left inside the patient’s brain bloodstream. This or the attempts made to retrieve the fractured pieces can lead to serious adverse health consequences.read more »

ED-530XT Duodenoscopes by Fujifilm: Safety Communication - Recall Issued, Updated Design and Labeling

21 Jul 11:00 | U.S. News

Fujifilm issued an Urgent Medical Device Correction and Removal notification, informing customers of its voluntary recall of all ED-530XT duodenoscopes.read more »

Watch - Dengue in Sri Lanka

21 Jul 00:00 | U.S. News

The Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka has reported a dengue epidemic. More than 90,000 cases have been reported across the country.read more »

Why Some Women Are More Likely To Feel Depressed

20 Jul 17:23 | SciTech

It's no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause. There's also postpartum depression that can erupt shortly after childbirth. But why do some women feel blue while others seem to skate through these transitions?read more »

MMWR Summary for July 21, 2017

20 Jul 14:55 | U.S. News

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FDA clears first neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device

20 Jul 13:44 | U.S. News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units (NICU).read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 28

20 Jul 13:06 | U.S. News

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NEW Defining Moments in MMWR History Podcast: Battling the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic

19 Jul 15:23 | U.S. News

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Fear Of Arrest Stops Some Needed Calls To 911 After Opioid Overdose

19 Jul 11:23 | U.S. News

Fear of being arrested still undercuts an Indiana law that shields anyone who administers naloxone from criminal charges, according to a survey conducted by two researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Naloxone is a lifesaving emergency antidote for opioid overdose.read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Funding Awards to States for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Implementation

19 Jul 09:46 | U.S. News

More than 3,000 Americans are estimated to die each year from foodborne illnesses and many more are hospitalized and sickened. Yet most of these illnesses and deaths are preventable. While the U.S. has one of the safest food supplies in the world, Congress entrusted the FDA with new authorities and resources – as part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – to update and strengthen the FDA’s risk-based approach to the oversight of food safety.read more »

New Report Reveals “State of Diabetes” in the US

19 Jul 09:42 | U.S. News

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Alert - Yellow Fever in Brazil

19 Jul 00:00 | U.S. News

The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever starting in December 2016. In response to this outbreak, health authorities have recently expanded the list of areas in which yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers.read more »

FDA approves Vosevi for Hepatitis C

18 Jul 14:23 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vosevi to treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1-6 without cirrhosis (liver disease) or with mild cirrhosis.read more »

Garden of Light Inc. Recalls Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats Because of Possible Health Risk

18 Jul 11:37 | U.S. News

Garden of Light, Inc. dba Gluten Free Solutions of East Hartford, CT, is voluntarily recalling the Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats, 1.8 oz. which is manufactured by Garden of Light for Blue Marble Brands. The product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The recalled item, Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats, was distributed nationwide in retail stores.read more »

New Model Projects An Increase In Dust Storms In The US

18 Jul 11:08 | U.S. News

Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930's once again wreak havoc in the U.S.? read more »

Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don't Mix

18 Jul 08:00 | U.S. News

Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects.read more »

FDA approves new treatment to reduce the risk of breast cancer returning

17 Jul 16:42 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nerlynx (neratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. For patients with this type of cancer, Nerlynx is the first extended adjuvant therapy, a form of therapy that is taken after an initial treatment to further lower the risk of the cancer coming back. Nerlynx is indicated for adult patients who have been previously treated with a regimen that includes the drug trastuzumab.read more »

Bestherbs Coffee LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee due to the Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Undeclared Milk

17 Jul 14:55 | U.S. News

Grand Priarie, TX, Bestherbs Coffee LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee, 13 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil. Desmethyl carbodenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction (ED). New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee also contains undeclared milk.read more »

Texas Legend Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cheese, Milk & Egg in "Silver Star Chipotle Dip"

14 Jul 16:59 | U.S. News

Texas Legend Foods of Austin, TX, is recalling its 16 ounce jars of Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip because they contain undeclared cheese, milk and eggs. People who have allergies to cheese, milk and eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Flu Deaths in Children for 2016-17 Season

14 Jul 13:04 | U.S. News

A total of 101 flu-associated deaths in children occurring in the 2016-17 season have been reported. read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on pain management and prescription opioid abuse

13 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

In March 2016, the FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to outline the state of the science regarding prescription opioid abuse and misuse, as well as the evolving role that opioids play in pain management. We greatly appreciate all the work done by NASEM over the past year to produce the comprehensive report released today, which includes recommendations for the FDA and others on this important issue.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 27

13 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

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Iran Deal Resources, Preventing Cyber Nuclear Attacks, Letter to Presidents Trump and Putin, and more

13 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

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Statement from Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., Director, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the status of FDA’s investigation into inaccurate results from certain lead tests

13 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

On May 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Americans that Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare test systems performed on blood drawn from the vein (venous) may provide inaccurate results.read more »

Sten Z and M1 Alpha Capsules by Andropharm: Recall - Contains Derivatives of Anabolic Steroids

12 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Consumption of these products may cause elevated blood pressure, aggressive behavior, male infertility, or enlarged breasts and shrinkage of the testes in men.read more »

Sunneen Health Foods Issues Recall of Parfait Due to Undeclared Allergens

12 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Sunneen Health Foods is voluntarily recalling mislabeled Whole Foods Market PB&J parfaits sold at five Whole Foods Market stores in New York and New Jersey because the products contained soy and tree nut (almond and coconut) allergens that were not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Andropharm Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sten Z and M1 Alpha Due to Labeling that it Contains Derivatives of Anabolic Steroids

11 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

lorida- Andropharm is voluntarily recalling all lots of Sten Z and M1 Alpha capsules to the consumer level because these products contain derivatives of anabolic steroids rendering them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established and therefore subject to recall.read more »

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Biohealth Nutrition Announces the Recall of Precision Blend Cookies and Cream Product for Undeclared Allergen

10 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Biohealth Nutrition of San Dimas, CA is recalling Precision Blend Cookies & Cream because product labels failed to declare the food allergen, wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of a life threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that requires immediate medical attention should they consume products containing allergens.read more »

Coborn's, Inc. Issues Recall of Incorrectly Labeled Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bars Due To Undeclared Milk

10 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Coborn's, Inc. of St. Cloud, Minn. is recalling packages of its Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bars, some of which were incorrectly labeled as Gluten Free Fudge Brownies. The Gluten Free Fudge Brownie label does not indicate the product contains milk, however the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bars that are incorrectly labeled as Gluten Free Fudge Brownies do contain milk.read more »

CDC Press Release: New CDC Director Named, Cancer in Rural America and Vitalsigns: Opioids

10 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

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CDC Press Release: New CDC Director Named, Cancer in Rural America and Vitalsigns: Opioids

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FDA approves new treatment for sickle cell disease

7 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) for patients age five years and older with sickle cell disease to reduce severe complications associated with the blood disorder.read more »

Introducing FREE Continuing Education on Opioid Prescribing from Medscape and MMWR

7 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

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Oscor Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of ATAR Extension Cables

6 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

During the use of some ATAR extension cables, the cable was separating from the connector at the proximal end. The analysis of the returned devices revealed a change in the manufacturing sequence attributed to the connector and wire separation, causing a fracture of the conductor cable from extensive use.read more »

Novopen Echo Insulin Delivery Device by Novo Nordisk: Recall - May Crack or Break If Exposed To Certain Chemicals

6 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Using a device with a cracked/broken cartridge holder may result in the device delivering a reduced dose of insulin which could potentially lead to high blood sugar.read more »

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