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The FDA released a draft guidance on Friday that would limit inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, a primary source of arsenic exposure in babies.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


Update: FDA Takes Major Steps to Address Growing Opioid Crisis

New testing standards have been unveiled that are intended to make painkillers harder to abuse. Companies must also prove generics have the same properties.


Unsettling Truth: Most Clinical Trials are Funded by Big Pharma

Most clinical trials are now funded by Big Pharma instead of NIH or other third parties. Concerns exist about drug safety, bias, and conflicts of interest.


FDA Will Likely Release GM Mosquitoes North of Key West

GM modified to fight Zika may soon be released in Florida after the FDA said it believes the creatures are safe for people or the environment.


Senator Urges CDC: Study Marijuana, Help End Painkiller Epidemic

Senator Elizabeth Warren urges CDC to study medical marijuana as a means for stopping epidemic of addiction to pharmaceutical narcotics.


This American City Successfully Reduced Sodium in Chinese Take-out

The Get Healthy Philly initiative taught chefs how to use less sodium in Chinese dishes, thus reducing the disease risk for those who eat take-out food.


The FDA Just Failed Women Hurt by Controversial Contraceptive Device

Thousands of women feel that the FDA betrayed them by refusing to take the dangerous Essure contraceptive device off the market.


What Does Obama’s Appointee for Next FDA Commissioner Mean for Us?

What does Robert Califf becoming new commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration mean? It means the FDA has officially been bought by Big Pharma.


Bernie Sanders Opposes New Big Pharma-Loved FDA Leader

Despite attempts by several senators to block his nomination, Dr. Robert Califf was named the new head of the FDA on Wednesday.


Health Officials Demand Black Box Warnings on Opioid Painkillers

Citing a surge in overdose deaths, dozens of health officials signed a petition pressuring the FDA to put black box warnings on opioid analgesics.


U.S. FDA FINALLY Shamed into Testing for Monsanto’s Glyphosate Herbicide in Food

Following glaring reports and consumer worry, it appears that the U.S. FDA will being testing food for levels of the toxic herbicide chemical, glyphosate.