Posts Tagged 'FDA'

Dissatisfaction Intensifies Over FDA Inaction on Breast Implant Cancer

dissatisfaction continues over FDA response to breast implant cancerInvestigations into the growing body of evidence indicating a link between breast implants and a certain type of breast cancer are showing a troubling common thread: a complete lack of warning for the patient over the danger.

Numbers seem to support the notion that the decision to receive breast implants is made without much; if any, concern over personal health. 75 percent of the 400,000 breast implant procedures conducted ...

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As Women Call for Action, FDA Continues “Assessment” of Breast Implant Cancer Risk

FDA continues assessment of breast implant cancer riskA growing number of women are being diagnosed with a form of breast cancer linked to breast implants, and the calls for lawsuits and legislative action or regulation are rising.

16 deaths may already be associated with the condition known as BIA-ALCL or breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. U.S. diagnoses of the cancer are now up to 457 from a previous high of 414. Over ...

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FDA Regulators Take Closer Look at Sunscreen Market

fda takes aim at sunscreen makersFrom parents to dermatologists, the mantra has always been the same: Wear. Your. Sunscreen. It doesn’t matter the season or the length of exposure – if you’re headed outside you need to be protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

What most fail to add to these warnings, however, is that while you’re perusing the aisle of nearly endless sunscreen choices you might as well be walking down a dusty street in the ...

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What Exactly is a Hernia Mesh and Why Have Some Been Recalled?

what is a hernia mesh - hernia mesh recallLike so many other medical terms, hernia is a word that gets used frequently without the specifics of the term’s definition being widely known. This, in turn, makes it difficult to understand and explain one of the methods used to repair a hernia; the hernia mesh surgical implant, and some of the problems that have been associated with it.

To best understand the hernia mesh, we first need to ...

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Valsartan Contamination and Cancer: What are the Risks?

valsartan recalled over contamination cancer concernsRecent news stories regarding certain heart medications also came with a startling warning: patients taking medications using the ingredient valsartan may have been unknowingly ingesting chemicals that could be carcinogenic. The issue stems from contamination of valsartan batches with chemicals that are generally used in a wide variety of industrial applications from making rocket fuel to processing fish.

The chemical at the center of the story, NDMA or N-nitrosodimethylamine, was discovered ...

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FDA Sends Mixed Signals on Breast Implants

FDA questions breast implant safety reportThe Food and Drug Administration has agreed to hold a public meeting on breast implant safety while simultaneously saying that it does not agree with claims that the implants may be dangerous.

Led by Dr. Mark Clemens, researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas had previously focused on the risks of an exceedingly rare kind of cancer of the immune system known as continue reading...

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