Posts Tagged 'FDA'

Why Was the FDA Keeping a Secret Database of Medical Device Injuries?

secret FDA database of medical device errors exposedAccording to the mission statement published on its website, the FDA “is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.”

One has to wonder then how an agency charged with such an important task can justify the existence of ...

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Report: FDA Knew Talc Asbestos Was Problematic for Decades, Did Nothing Due to Industry Pressure

fda knew about talc asbestos for decades and did nothingWhile Johnson & Johnson was issuing denial after denial over the presence of mesothelioma-causing asbestos in its talc-based products, it was also attending meetings with federal regulators to discuss the presence of asbestos in its talc-based products. As recently as the latter months of 2018, officials from the FDA met at a D.C.-area hotel with talc industry executives for the purpose of figuring out how much asbestos ...

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Confusion, Frustration as Vaping-related Illness Numbers Continue to Rise with No New Answers

cdc issues stricter vape warning than fdaThe CDC has begun recommending that people discontinue the use of any electronic cigarette or other device used for vaping until it can say, with some degree of certainty, what has been making people sick across the country and, in some cases, costing people their lives. This recommendation is a change from the FDA’s initial direction on the matter that specifically targeted illicit, street-purchased vape cartridges ...

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Seizures, Strokes Amid Conditions Blamed on Vaping in New Lawsuits

fda studying vaping and neurological symptomsThe FDA is continuing to investigate alleged links between vaping and a variety of neurological symptoms and has threatened to take action, although the agency simultaneously acknowledges that no clear patterns of causation have actually emerged.

An announcement issued earlier this month stated that 127 reports had been received to date of seizures or other neurological symptoms in patients that could possibly be attributed to vaping. However, no ...

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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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