Cancer Study Halted After 3 People Die

A cancer therapy trial involving genetically engineered immune cells and a chemotherapy drug was halted after 3 patients died from brain swelling.


FDA Approves Stomach Pump Device for Weight Loss

A FDA recently approved a new weight loss device which lets patients dump some of their stomach contents before the body absorbs it.


FDA Warns Whole Foods Over “Serious Violations”

In a letter dated June 8, the FDA warned Whole Foods that unsanitary conditions and practices had been discovered in one of its food prep facilities.


Watchdog Report: FDA too Slow in Recalling Contaminated Food

A report outlines how the FDA is slow in pulling products from the shelves, and may lead to a risk of disease and even death in the general population.


Poll: 57% of Americans Want Drug Ads Gone from TV

After hearing arguments both for and against drug advertising on TV, 57% of poll-takers said they support removing prescription drug ads from TV.


FDA Hopes Restaurants, Companies Will Agree to Reduce Salt in Food

The FDA is hoping that restaurants and food companies will comply with proposed voluntarily guidelines intended to reduce Americans’ sodium intake.


Implant that Weans Addicts off Opioids Wins FDA Approval

A new implant designed to help people wean off of heroin and other opioid drugs has been approved by the FDA and could be available in a month.


Coming in July 2018: These Changes on Food Nutrition Labels

American citizens scored a big win on Friday when the FDA announced that food companies must overhaul nutrition labels by July 2018.


Good News: Opioid Prescriptions Down for 1st Time in 20 Years

For the first time since OxyContin hit the market in 1996, prescriptions for opioids are down. Are doctors finally heeding government warnings?


FDA Will Put Stronger Warnings on Dangerous Class of Antibiotics

The FDA said last week that it would require stronger boxed warnings on fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which can cause permanent side effects.


FDA Issues Warning for 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Increased Heart Failure Risk

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings for diabetes medications containing saxagliptin and alogliptin, linked to increased heart failure risk.


Study Suggests Women are Exposing Themselves to Unsafe Mercury Levels

Study finds women whose consumption of seafood followed federal guidelines had 11 times more mercury in their bodies than those who ate no fish.


American Nurses Association Comment to the FDA: GMOs Aren’t Natural

The American Nurses Association weighed in on products with the ‘natural’ label, telling the FDA that products containing genetically modified ingredients should not be labeled ‘natural.’


Due to High Arsenc Levels, FDA Warns Parents to Avoid Infant Rice Cereal

The FDA released a draft guidance on Friday that would limit inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, a primary source of arsenic exposure in babies.


FDA Takes Action Against ‘Bogus Stem Cell Clinics’

So-called “stem cell clinics” offer expensive and useless products and procedures that can maim and kill patients, but the FDA is cracking down.


Groups File Lawsuit to Block FDA’s Approval of GM Salmon

A lawsuit filed last week challenges the FDA’s authority to approve GM salmon under the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.


Why Have Drug Shortages Ballooned by 400% in ER’s Since 2001?

New study detailing drug shortages in ERs shows drug companies won’t produce even the most vital drugs if they can’t make a big profit from them.