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Report: 'Church' Advertising 'Miracle Cure' Event in Washington, Despite FDA Warnings It's Just Bleach

The Food and Drug Administration warned the public not to attend a “miracle cure” event being thrown by group using the name Genesis II Church of Health and Healing in Leavenworth, Washington on Saturday, noting their supposed medical marvel is a highly toxic substance.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Washington, Alternative Medicine, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Quackery, Leavenworth Washington, Miracle Mineral Solution, Church Advertising Miracle Cure Event, Genesis II Church of Health and Healing


A Generic Version of Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Just Landed FDA Approval

One of the most important tools for managing the opioid crisis may soon be a lot more available. On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced it had granted approval for a generic version of the naloxone nasal spray, a drug used to rapidly reverse potentially fatal opioid overdoses.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Food And Drug Administration, Opioids, Naloxone, Narcan, Opioid Crisis


E-cig company Juul is considering creating a digital health tool for smokers who want to quit

is the most popular e-cigarette in America and the company is partially owned by Altria, the tobacco giant behind Marlboro cigarettes. Juul is on a quest to show that its sleek devices can help adult smokers take up a   healthier habit, despite   pushback from regulators   who are   concerned   about youth vaping. The company has gotten a makeover in recent years and started doing health   research. Now, Juul is beefing up a team focused on behavioral research that could include work on an a...
Tags: Scotland, America, Trends, Linkedin, Food And Drug Administration, Juul, Business Insider, Altria, Russell, National Cancer Institute, NCI, Christopher Russell, CSUR, Erik Augustson, Augustson


Opioid Users Call Kratom a Godsend. The F.D.A. Says It’s a Menace.

Millions of Americans are using this powdered leaf, saying it alleviates PTSD, addiction and other ills. The federal government may want to ban it.
Tags: News, Food And Drug Administration, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Drug Enforcement Administration, Health and Human Services Department, Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Deaths (Fatalities, Opioids and Opiates


F.D.A. Halts U.S. Sales of Pelvic Mesh, Citing Safety Concerns for Women

Boston Scientific and Coloplast were the last two companies selling the controversial devices used to repair pelvic organ prolapse. Companies have paid out billions in settlements to women suffering from injuries related to the vaginal mesh implants.
Tags: News, Food And Drug Administration, Medical Devices, Boston Scientific, Boston Scientific Corporation, Transvaginal mesh, Coloplast, Women and Girls, Pelvis, Surgery and Surgeons, Your-feed-science, Coloplast Corp, Pelvic Organ Prolapse


US halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are halting sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women. The move Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration comes after years of patients’ reports of injuries and complications from the implants. The FDA told the two remaining makers to stop selling the […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Washington, US, Ap, Nation, Food And Drug Administration, Fda


A Weight Loss Aid That Makes Your Stomach Full With Less Food Just Cleared the FDA

Overweight and obese people will soon have a new medical option to help them manage their weight. On Monday, the Boston biotech company Gelesis announced they had received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market their novel weight loss aid to the public, a pill-based medical device called Plenity…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Drugs, Boston, Weight Loss, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Gelesis


Study estimates potential health and economic impacts of FDA's added sugar label

The Food and Drug Administration's mandatory added sugar labeling policy for packaged foods and beverages, set to take effect between 2020 and 2021, could be a cost-effective way to generate important health gains and cost-savings for both the healthcare system and society in the U.S., according to a new modeling study led by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and the University of Liverpool.
Tags: Health, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science


Albertsons to Join IBM Food Trust Network

Supermarket retailer Albertsons is joining the blockchain-based IBM Food Trust network and will begin piloting the technology to improve how food is traced from farm to store shelf. The addition of Albertsons to the Food Trust ecosystem of more than 80 brands brings blockchain-based food traceability to more consumers and industry players – from producers to suppliers to retailers – by helping enable greater transparency and collaboration, and ultimately, a safer food supply. Blockchain is a sys...
Tags: Featured, Food And Drug Administration, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Branding, Albertsons, Albertson's, Food Trust, Raj Rao, IBM Food Trust, IBM Food Trust Network, Anuj Dhanda, Jerry Noland, Food Safety Quality Assurance Albertsons Companies, IBM Food Trust Network Consider


Pre-cut melon sold in 9 states is recalled

Caito Foods LLC is voluntarily recalling pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fruit medley products containing one of these melons due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.
Tags: News, Food And Drug Administration, Stories, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caito Foods LLC


J&J wins U.S. FDA approval for bladder cancer drug

Johnson & Johnson's drug Balversa won U.S. approval as the first targeted therapy for advanced bladder cancer, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday.
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Johnson & Johnson wins U.S. FDA approval for bladder cancer drug

Johnson & Johnson's drug Balversa won U.S. approval as the first targeted therapy for advanced bladder cancer, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday. The list price of the drug, known chemically as erdafitinib, will range between $10,080 to $22,680 for a 28-day supply, depending of the dose, J&J said. Balversa is the first approved drug in a class known as FGFR inhibitors that targets growth factor receptors involved in cell growth and division.
Tags: Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, J J, Balversa


This Editorial Is Not About Designer Babies

A procedure called mitochondrial replacement therapy could eliminate devastating diseases. It would not enable parents to ‘design’ their children.
Tags: News, Food And Drug Administration, Genetics and Heredity, Mitochondria, National Academies of the United States, Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy, three-parent I.V.F


Rite Aid to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes, Citing Surge in Young Users

The chain said it would remove the products from its more than 2,400 locations over the next 90 days. It will continue to sell regular tobacco products.
Tags: News, Food And Drug Administration, E-cigarettes, Drugstores, Smoking and Tobacco, Teenagers and Adolescence, Rite Aid Corporation


US warns docs not to abruptly halt opioid pain treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning doctors not to abruptly stop prescribing opioid painkillers to patients who are taking them for chronic pain. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will add new advice on how to taper the medications to all opioid painkiller labels, such as OxyContin, Vicodin and dozens of […]
Tags: Health, News, Washington, US, Ap, Nation, Food And Drug Administration


Most Osteoporosis Drugs Don’t Build Bone. This One Does.

In clinical trials, Evenity substantially increased bone density and prevented fractures more effectively than available treatments, according to the drug makers’ findings.
Tags: News, Food And Drug Administration, UCB, Bones, Rosen, Amgen Inc, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Osteoporosis, Bisphosphonates (Drugs, Bone Fractures, Clifford J


N.Y. Attorney General Sues Manhattan Stem Cell Clinic, Citing Rogue Therapies

Echoing F.D.A. concerns, the state’s top prosecutor accused Park Avenue Stem Cell of charging thousands of dollars for unproven, unregulated treatments.
Tags: News, Stem Cells, Food And Drug Administration, James, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Medicine and Health, Letitia, Manhattan (NYC, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Manhattan Stem Cell Clinic Citing Rogue Therapies


Risky Stem-Cell Treatments Come Under F.D.A. Scrutiny — Again

Warning that unapproved stem-cell treatments put patients at risk, the F.D.A. is notifying clinics and manufacturers that flout its rules.
Tags: News, Stem Cells, Food And Drug Administration, Gottlieb, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Scott (1972-, California Stem Cell Treatment Center, U.S. Stem Cell Clinic, Cord for Life Inc


Drug Sites Upend Doctor-Patient Relations: ‘It’s Restaurant-Menu Medicine’

A new wave of websites turns physicians into mere gatekeepers for popular lifestyle drugs, increasing public health risks, experts say. The sites say they ease connections with doctors.
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Nutrafol raises $35 mln

Nutrafol said April 2 that it raised $35 million in Series B financing led by the growth fund of L Catterton. Unilever Ventures, an existing investor, also participated. Nutrafol is nutraceutical brand that aims to improve hair growth performance. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, NY – April 2nd, 2019 – Nutrafol, the leading nutraceutical brand clinically shown to improve hair growth performance with 100% drug-free, natural ingredients, today announced a $35 million Series B financing led by the Growth Fu...
Tags: New York, Trends, Unilever, Food And Drug Administration, Chris Roberts, Catterton, VC Deals, Groupe Arnault, Catterton LVMH, Unilever Ventures, Nutrafol, Catterton Unilever Ventures, Unilever Ventures Launched, Nutrafol Co, Giorgos Tsetis, Stephen Willson


Study: Most American allergists prescribe under-the-tongue allergy tablets

Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy or SCIT) have been available for more than 100 years. Allergy tablets (sublingual immunotherapy or SLIT) have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States for four years.
Tags: Health, United States, Food And Drug Administration


A Major Change to How Doctors Talk About Mammogram Results Is Coming Soon (gizmodo)

Doctors across the U.S. may soon be required to provide women with more information about their mammography results. This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to update a rule that would mandate doctors tell patients if they have dense breast tissue, a complicated risk factor for breast cancer.Read more... [Author: Ed Cara]
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A Major Change to How Doctors Talk About Mammogram Results Is Coming Soon

Doctors across the U.S. may soon be required to provide women with more information about their mammography results. This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to update a rule that would mandate doctors tell patients if they have dense breast tissue, a complicated risk factor for breast cancer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Breast Cancer, Food And Drug Administration, Womens Health


I Got Botox For Migraines — & It Changed My Life

About a year ago, I hit a wall in my migraine treatments. After five years of working with a neurologist, I had quietly given up. I'd tried everything from cognitive behavioral therapy to anticonvulsants to prevent them; I avoided potential triggers like the plague. But nothing was truly effective, and my neurologist suggested I instead shift my focus to de-stressing, which is like telling water to please try being less wet.There was, however, one last-ditch migraine treatment I'd always been c...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Jackie Cruz, Ravitz, Risa Ravitz, Downtown Neurology, American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Pain Medicine


Health officials’ plug for next FDA chief: Go big on e-cig regulation

In an almost uniform response to the impending exit of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, city and county public health officials are urging the Trump administration to go bigger in its response to adolescents' growing use of e-cigarettes.
Tags: Health, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Trump, Scott Gottlieb


Mammogram Centers Must Tell Women if They Have Dense Breasts, F.D.A. Proposes

A new rule would require mammogram providers to let women know if they have dense breast tissue, which can hide cancer from X-rays.
Tags: News, Breast Cancer, Food And Drug Administration, Mammography, Your-feed-science


Device-safety experts to FDA: Make data public

Medical device safety researchers are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to release hundreds of thousands of hidden injury and malfunction reports related to about 100 medical devices.
Tags: Health, Food And Drug Administration, Fda


Bill Gates is worried about gene editing worsening inequality. Now a top ethicist is raising new red flags.

New scientific technology now makes it possible to treat disease at the genetic level, which could potentially cure many difficult rare diseases. The new type of medicine also brings with it many thorny ethical issues. The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that high costs could prevent patients from accessing the treatments. And price is just one of a broad range of difficult ethical questions confronting the burgeoning field, Stanford ethicist Holly Tabor said this week at the ...
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Next FDA chief must continue fight against teen vaping, local health officials urge

With Scott Gottlieb making his exit from the Food and Drug Administration's top spot, city and country health officials call for backup in the fight to curb teen use of e-cigarettes.
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FDA must continue fight against teen vaping, health officials urge

With Scott Gottlieb making his exit from the Food and Drug Administration's top spot, city and country health officials call for backup in the fight to curb teen use of e-cigarettes.
Tags: Health, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Scott Gottlieb