Content Tagged As food_and_drug_administration

1 year 10 months ago

King Soopers, City Market recalling ice cream

DENVER (AP) - King Soopers and City Market are recalling ice cream because of concerns over pecan allergies. The recall involves Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla ice cream sold in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The federal Food and Drug Administration says people...

2 years 11 months ago

FDA backs Vytorin for kidney disease patients

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says Merck's cholesterol drug Vytorin helps reduce heart attack, stroke and related problems in patients with kidney disease, a potential new use for the blockbuster drug. The agency's review also found no new safety concerns with Vytorin, which came under scrutiny...

2 years 11 months ago

FDA adds new warnings to Bristol cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are warning doctors about a rare but dangerous side effect of a Bristol-Myers Squibb leukemia drug that can cause abnormally high blood pressure in patients' lung arteries. The Food and Drug Administration said the company's drug Sprycel will carry a new warning about...

3 years 6 months ago

FDA eyes movie popcorn for labeling rules

The Food and Drug Administration is considering a rule change that would require movie theaters to disclose the calorie content of food sold at its concession stands. A 2009 study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest concluded that large orders of popcorn sold at the nations largest...

4 years 2 months ago

FDA panel narrowly sides against weight loss pill

A Food and Drug Administration panel has voted 9-7 against Vivus Inc.'s Qnexa citing the experimental obesity treatment's negative side effects. Federal health advisers say the negative effects on concentration and memory outweigh its ability to help patients lose weight. The vote deals a major setback to the Mountainview,...

4 years 3 months ago

Local shrimp sales slide

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is causing problems for a Pueblo County business, showing just how far reached the effects can be. Don Kehoe started a small business in Colorado City in southern Pueblo County in February selling tackle, bait, crab legs, shrimp and even firewood....

4 years 5 months ago

Don't give the dog a bone

A new report from the Food and Drug Administration is warning dog owners about the dangers of giving your dog a bone. The idea that it's natural for dogs to chew on bones is a popular one. However, it's a dangerous practice and can cause serious injury to your...

4 years 5 months ago

FDA warns Pfizer for lax oversight of drug study

Federal regulators say the drugmaker Pfizer has failed to correct problems with its testing procedures that resulted in overdoses for more than two dozen patients during a company trial. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter saying Pfizer is not properly monitoring physicians testing an experimental...

4 years 6 months ago

FDA warns against drinking raw milk

The Food and Drug Administration has said it more than once, and they'll say it again: Don't drink raw milk. The FDA says there are 12 confirmed cases of illness in Michigan after consumers drank raw milk from Forest Grove Dairy in Middlebury, Ind. According to the agency, raw...

4 years 7 months ago

NJ drug company agrees to pay $3.5 settlement

Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that it claimed its heart drug was eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. The U.S. attorney's office in Boston said Monday that Eon Labs Inc., a subsidiary of Swiss company Novartis AG, submitted false...

4 years 7 months ago

FDA asks Amgen, J&J to discuss anemia drug risks

Amgen and Johnson & Johnson will do more to publicize the safety risks of their anemia drugs for cancer patients, under an agreement reached with government regulators. The risk management plan developed with the Food and Drug Administration is the latest government action to target the blockbuster biotech drugs. Amgen...

4 years 4 months ago

Salmonella warning issued for some dog treats

Consumers should not use certain beef dog treats distributed by Merrick Pet Care because the pet food might be contaminated with salmonella, health authorities warned on Thursday. Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs were distributed nationwide through retail stores and the Internet. No illnesses linked to the products have...

4 years 8 months ago

Anemia medications linked to strokes

Food and Drug Administration officials say they will review the safety of three anemia drugs after research linked one of the drugs to strokes. The medications include Johnson & Johnson's Procrit, and Amgen's Epogen and Aranesp. The clinical trial from 2004 involved diabetic and kidney disease patients taking...

4 years 9 months ago

Studies spotlight problems in FDA device approvals

Two new studies find shortfalls in the Food and Drug Administration's approval process for heart devices such as pacemakers and stents. Researchers from the FDA and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said studies submitted by device makers didn't clearly spell out safety targets. They add that submissions were missing...

4 years 9 months ago

Drugmakers, FDA move to curb painkiller abuse

Food and Drug Administration officials say drug company plans to prevent the misuse of prescription painkillers need more specifics. Earlier this year, the FDA ordered 16 companies to design risk management plans for two dozen drugs, including morphine, oxycodone and methadone. The drugs are often abused because of their euphoric...

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