Archive | fda

Does Almond Milk Deserve to Be Called ‘Milk’?

The dairy industry has been fighting for years to get the word “milk” off of the likes of almond milk cartons. Meanwhile, makers of non-dairy milks say that being able to call their product what they like is a free speech issue. Now, it looks like the FDA is planning to side with the cow […]

Continue Reading

Your Baby’s Teething Medicine Could Be Dangerous  

If you’re a parent, you’ve been there. All the rocking, patting and rounds of “Old McDonald” in the world won’t stop your baby’s misery. After weeks of sleepless nights, you think the child might need to be exorcised, but then it turns out she’s just getting new teeth.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

The New Drug for Migraines Has Some Drawbacks

The FDA just approved a new, first-of-its-kind drug intended to prevent migraines. It comes in an auto-injector device (you stab yourself once a month) at a list price of $575 a pop. In a sad commentary on American drug prices, this is a cheaper price than investors expected. Meanwhile, people on r/migraine are saying…Read more… […]

Continue Reading

What Happens to Public Health Agencies During a Government Shutdown

The government is back open for now, but another shutdown could happen in three weeks if negotiations in Congress don’t go well. During a shutdown, government employees and duties are divided according to how essential they are. Federal courts do not shut down, for example, but NASA’s Instagram does. So, what happens…Read more… Continue Reading […]

Continue Reading

The FDA approves the first digital pill available in the US

Pill prescribed patients will soon have a new method to remember to take their medication on time.The FDA has approved Abilify MyCite, the first digital pill that will be available in the US. Developed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression, the Abilify MyCite pill will be outfitted with an ingestible sensor that will work […]

Continue Reading

FDA pushes MDMA to Phase II testing, identifies drug as “breakthrough” in PTSD treatment

Officials have long contemplated ecstasy’s ability to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — since 2011, to be exact. And yet, while the drug has demonstrated positive results in its ability to alleviate PTSD symptoms in the time since, including flashbacks and mental/emotional stress, it is only now that the US FDA has pushed MDMA to […]

Continue Reading

PSA: Alternative Medicine in Place of Cancer Treatment Can Be Deadly

Cancer is scary. Chemo and radiation are scary. Herbal medicines and special diets seem friendly and comforting by comparison, but we now have clear evidence that people who use alternative treatments for cancer are more likely to die.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

Why the FDA Can’t Fix the Opioid Crisis

Opana was a painkiller twice as strong as Oxycontin. Like most opioids sold in the US it was easy to snort, until one day it wasn’t: Its manufacturers, Endo Pharmaceuticals, rigged it with crush-resistant technology in 2012. Within months the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana’s history was underway—addicts had taken to…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

Continue Reading

The FDA Wants Cigarettes to Lose Most of Their Nicotine

On Friday, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced some new cigarette and vaping regulations that the agency will put into place over the next few months or years. One of the biggest: the addictive component of cigarettes will have to go away.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

How to File an FDA Complaint About Makeup, Personal Care Products, or Even Tattoos

There are thousands of products out there to smear on your face and body, and they aren’t rigorously safety tested before they hit the market. That’s why it’s important to know that you can file an FDA complaint if you think a product irritated your skin, gave you an allergic reaction, or worse.Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

How to File an FDA Complaint About Makeup, Personal Care Products, or Even Tattoos

There are thousands of products out there to smear on your face and body, and they aren’t rigorously safety tested before they hit the market. That’s why it’s important to know that you can file an FDA complaint if you think a product irritated your skin, gave you an allergic reaction, or worse.Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

A Third of New Drugs Have Adverse Effects After FDA Approval—But Is That Bad?

Let’s say you’ve got some pretty severe arthritis pain. Your doctor prescribes you the same anti-inflammatory they’ve prescribed everyone else, and it works! This new drug has given you new life! But then, you start hearing disturbing news reports—the same drug seems to be causing an increase in the rates of heart…Read more… Continue Reading […]

Continue Reading

New research supports MDMA use to treat PTSD

The realm of medicine is vast, and all the answers for the world’s problems lie somewhere; though, some are hidden better than others. Paid research studies have been conducted over the years looking into the possibility of MDMA aiding patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an ailment that, according to […]

Continue Reading