The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated pain injections has prompted calls for tighter federal regulation of compounding pharmacies
Many people find themselves reluctantly discarding meats and poultry, which the FDA suggests can be healthily frozen for up to 12 months, but trash collection in many neighborhoods is not until later in the week.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical’s anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade.
Federal health regulators have delayed a decision on whether to approve the first pill shown to prevent HIV infection, the drug’s manufacturer says.
Orange juice maker Tropicana markets its brand as fresh from the grove, but a series of lawsuits nationwide claim the company’s juice is so heavily processed it shouldn’t be called “natural.”
A panel of HIV specialists is recommending that U.S. regulators approve the first over-the-counter HIV test designed to quickly return a result in the privacy of a person’s own home, a new option which could expand testing for the virus that causes AIDS.
Advocates are worried that a new HIV drug approved to prevent healthy people from becoming infected with the virus that causes AIDS will cause more people to use unprotected sex.
Farmers say they have to feed the drugs to animals to keep them healthy and meet America’s growing appetite for cheap meat. But public health advocates argue that the practice breeds antibiotic-resistant germs in animals that can cause deadly diseases in humans.
Maryland health officials are warning against using an unapproved medicine called Baczol, which has been found in some Maryland stores.
The FDA issued a warning letter to the makers of the inhalable caffeine product AeroShot, saying they have questions about its safety and concerns about how children and adolescents may use it.