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11 months 1 week ago

FDA receives 89 reports of illness from yogurt

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Twin Falls, the Food and Drug Administration reported. FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward told The Times-News on Monday that some have described nausea and cramps. No link has been confirmed between...

1 year 3 weeks ago

FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses and other foods imported into the United States are safe. The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress 2 1/2 years ago, are meant to establish better...

2 years 5 months ago

Listeria outbreak sparks food safety forum

DENVER (AP) - The governor's forum on Colorado agriculture plans to feature discussions on food safety and how to reduce outbreaks. This year, the annual event comes after a listeria outbreak was traced to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the...

2 years 6 months ago

Electronic health records need work

WASHINGTON (AP) -- America may be a technology-driven nation, but the health care system's conversion from paper to computerized records needs lots of work to get the bugs out, according to experts who spent months studying the issue. Hospitals and doctors' offices increasingly are going digital, the Bipartisan Policy...

2 years 9 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...

3 years 7 months ago

Tainted sprouts may have Salmonella

Contaminated alfalfa sprouts may have made 89 people sick across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that fifteen states and the Washington D.C. area may have been affected by a salmonella outbreak. Their investigation shows a possible link to alfalfa sprouts. The Illinois Department of...

3 years 10 months ago

FDA gives approval for new MS drug

U.S. government health regulators have approved the first pill to treat the underlying causes of multiple sclerosis, a debilitating nervous system disorder that has traditionally been treated with injectable drugs. The Food and Drug Administration approved Swiss drugmaker Novartis' treatment Gilenya to reduce relapses in patients with multiple sclerosis,...

3 years 11 months ago

FDA commissioner: cook your eggs

An over-easy egg should make you uneasy -- according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration. Margaret Hamburg says consumers should strictly avoid runny yolks, as investigators continue their probe of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 1,300 people. About a half billion eggs have been...

4 years 1 month 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 2 months ago

FDA stepping up oversight of nation's produce

It's the little things that often make food unsafe. And now, the government is looking to tighten the oversight of produce. Worker hygiene, undetected animal contact and runoff from animal manure are often difficult to identify as the sources of food-borne illness -- something that's frustrated health authorities for...

4 years 3 months ago

FDA investigates recall of children's medicine

The Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating after a health-care company recalled more than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medication s. McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued the voluntary recall late Friday in the United States and 11 other countries after consulting with the FDA. The recall involves children's...

4 years 3 months ago

FDA investigating recall of children's medicine

The Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating after a health-care company recalled more than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medications. McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued the voluntary recall late Friday in the United States and 11 other countries after consulting with the FDA. The recall involves children's versions...

4 years 4 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 4 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 5 months ago

Pfizer says FDA OKs updated infection vaccine

Pfizer says the Food and Drug Administration has approved an updated version of its best-selling infection vaccine for children. Prevnar 13 is intended to reduce the risk of infection by 13 varieties of pneumococcal disease, which causes ear infections, meningitis and pneumonia. The new vaccine adds protection against six additional...

4 years 5 months ago

FDA flags heart risk with HIV drug combination

The Food and Drug Administration is warning about potential heart risks of combining two anti-HIV drugs. The agency says preliminary data suggest Roche's Invirase and Abbott Laboratories' Norvir can effect the electrical activity of the heart when used together. The FDA is reviewing data submitted by Roche on heart activity...

4 years 5 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 6 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...

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