Ripoff Alert: No Aloe was Found in These Aloe Vera Gel Products

When Bloomberg News conducted tests on 4 major retailers’ aloe vera gel products, they found that 3 of them contained no aloe.


Woman Sues Jelly Bean Company over Misleading Sugar Ingredients

A California woman alleges in a lawsuit that Jelly Belly used fancy phrasing to trick her into thinking its Sports Beans don’t contain sugar.


Study: Safety Issues Plagued 1/3 of FDA-Approved Drugs from 2001-2010

A new study reveals that nearly 1/3 of drugs approved by the FDA from 2001-2012 had safety problems, some serious enough to warrant a”black box warning.


FDA: Invokana Diabetes Drug Increases Risk of Foot and Leg Amputations

The FDA will require new warnings on the diabetes drug, Invokana, after clinical trials showed the drug increases the risk of foot and leg amputations.


Johnson & Johnson Loses Another Talcum Powder-Cancer Lawsuit Trial

Johnson & Johnson must pay $110 million to a woman who claims her decades-long use of talc-based products caused her ovarian cancer.


Parents: MiraLAX Causes “Neuropsychiatric Problems” in Children

After 1000s of parents said that MiraLAX laxative caused their children “neuropsychiatric issues,” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia studied the matter.


Trans Fat Ban Reduced Heart Attacks, Strokes, Deaths in NY State

The number of heart attacks and strokes decreased in New York State after several cities and counties banned trans fats, according to a new study.


FDA Warns 14 Companies over Questionable Health Product Claims

The FDA is cracking down on 14 companies which the agency claims is selling untested and unapproved cancer treatments online.


Sad News: USDA Dumps Plans to Test Foods for Glyphosate Herbicide

The USDA has quietly scrapped plans to start testing food for glyphosate, the primary component of the Monsanto-made herbicide RoundUp.


Trump’s Pick for FDA Chief Has Drug and Biotech Industry Ties

President Trump’s pick for head of the FDA, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, receiving big bucks from drug makers.


Teen Live-Streams Suicide After Doubling Antidepressant Dose

A doctor recently doubled the dose of a dangerous antidepressant Naikin Venant, 14, was taking when she live-streamed her suicide in January.


New FDA Rule Makes it Harder for Farmers to Give Animals Antibiotics

On January 1, the FDA took an important step in fighting antimicrobial resistance when it banned the use of antibiotics to help livestock gain weight.


New FDA Guidance Aims to Prevent Med Device Hack Attacks

The FDA released a 30-page guidance aimed at addressing cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, which is supposed to help fix security problems in equipment.


FDA Looks to Limit Lead in Cosmetic Products

The FDA released draft guidelines on December 21 aimed at regulating lead levels in lipstick, eye shadow, and other cosmetic products.


Why Did the FDA Ban Powdered Medical Gloves?

The FDA has only banned 2 medical devices in the agency’s history – prosthetic hair fibers back in 1983, and now powdered medical gloves.


FDA Ditches Black Box Warning for Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix

The FDA will allow Pfizer to remove the black box warning from its quit-smoking drug, Chantix, despite a long history of causing users mental health issues.


Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $1 Billion over Faulty Hip Implants

A jury has awarded 6 people a whopping $1 billion over injuries they claim they received after being implanted with a faulty hip replacement device.