FDA

  • Dairy Company recalls ice cream bars due to listeria concerns…Here is the list of affected brands

    A dairy company is voluntarily recalling ice cream bars sold at Kroger, Jewel, Aldi and dozens of other store chains in the U.S. and Puerto Rico due to possible listeria contamination. At issue are are orange cream bars, raspberry cream bars, chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars and variety packs including those flavors,...
  • FDA issues new guidance to food industry amid recall criticism

      (CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration issued guidance to the food industry Thursday detailing how it plans to enforce the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which was signed into law during the Obama administration. The agency characterizes the act, which is intended to make the nation’s food supply...
  • Inspector warns the FDA delay in food recalls could put lives at risk

    Only on “CBS This Morning,” we have the results from an investigation of how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects the public with food recalls. Government investigators from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services looked at 30 voluntary food recalls reported to...
  • Warning that herbal supplement could cause injury and death

    Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for...
  • FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S....
  • FDA approves digital pill that can be tracked by patients and doctors

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a pill Monday that has a digital ingestion tracking system which can tell if medication was ingested by a patient. The Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s Abilify MyCite tablets are the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the U.S., according to a statement from...
  • Florida implements usage of new execution drugs while putting inmate to death!

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) – Florida has put a man to death with an anesthetic never used before in a U.S. lethal injection, carrying out its first execution in more than 18 months on an inmate convicted of two racially motivated murders. Authorities said 53-year-old Mark Asay, the first white man...
  • FDA OKs Pfizer Drug For Rare, Fast-Killing Type Of Leukemia

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed. Pfizer’s Besponsa was approved for patients with a type of advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia. By then, life expectancy is low. Dr....
  • Five People Die While Using Obesity Devices, FDA Says

    At least five people have died soon after being fitted with balloons aimed at helping them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The FDA says it doesn’t know if the devices or the surgery to implant them is to blame but issued an alert to doctors...