Tags » Food And Drug Administration

Senate Wants to Save You From Superbugs By Ending Farms' Overuse of Antibiotics

Image Credit: Peta Kids

In the mostly toothless fight by the Food and Drug Administration to combat the alarming rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs—a spike that can be traced in large part to the profligate overuse of the lifesaving drugs on factory farms—we can at least take heart in one thing: Someone in Washington, D.C., still seems to care about the issue. 458 more words

Health

Some smartphone apps have to be cleared by the FDA

So you have a great idea for an app. Not so fast: it took two years and over half a million dollars to get ours cleared for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 840 more words

Bladder Cancer Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Medication, Actos

The use of Type 2 Diabetes Medication, Actos (pioglitazone), has been associated with an 83% higher risk of bladder cancer as well as congestive heart failure. 345 more words

Pharmaceutical Products

FDA issues warning on men's testosterone drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have never been established as safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue. 270 more words

National / World

Lead in Lipstick

Recently, my mom and I went shopping for makeup, and while we were doing so in Target I was looking for that perfect red lipstick color when she pulled out this little list. 443 more words

FDA

Podcast on Safety of Imported Food

The Food and Drug Administration’s Foreign Offices prevent unsafe products from entering the U.S. food supply. As more food is imported, this office faces increased workloads and other challenges. 35 more words

About GAO