Posts Tagged 'Food and Drug Administration'

As Infant Formula Crisis Continues, Confusion Emerges Over Timelines

confusion emerges over Abbott/FDA infant formula timelineCongressional testimony related to the infant formula shortage that has some parents wondering where their child’s next meal may come from exposed confusion and a lack of coordination between Abbott Labs – the company responsible for making the formula – and the Food and Drug Administration. While the two successfully collaborated last month to release a limited amount of infant formula from the facility in ...

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Limited Release of Baby Formula Seeks to Ease Pressure on Parents

FDA authorizes release of limited amount of infant formulaAbbott Labs and the Food and Drug Administration plan to authorize the release of a limited quantity of baby formula to ease demand. The move comes as empty shelves are increasingly pushing parents to panic over where their infant’s next meal may come from.

Stocks have run low for months after multiple cases of bacterial contamination led to multiple infant hospitalizations and at least ...

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Philips Threatened with Massive Refunds as FDA Grows Impatient Over Respiratory Devices

Philips threatened with massive refunds over respiratory aid device foam issueThe FDA is not happy with the pace of Philips’ response to an issue with multiple lines of respiratory devices. The corporation recalled millions of the devices almost a year ago and has yet to provide customers at home and at hospitals with a plan to replace the machines that, according to the recall, could be sending carcinogenic foam particles into their lungs and increasing their ...

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FDA Comes Up Short as Feds Continue Investigation into Tainted Baby Formula

fda fails to link infant formula contamination to abbott labs facilityAs shortages worsen across the nation, a federal investigation into the source of tainted infant formula has so far yielded no definitive match to an Abbott Labs production facility in Sturgis, Michigan. The facility was responsible for the production of some of the most trusted and well-known brands of infant formula in the country including Similac, Elecare, and Alimentum.

The Abbott Labs facility ...

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FDA Issues Order Over Philips Recall Communication

fda tells Philips to work harder on ventilator recall notificationCiting a need for improvement in the way Philips has handled its duty to notify patients of the recall of a variety of its ventilators and breathing aids, the FDA issued an order to the corporation earlier this month mandating a more open flow of information.

In a statement on the agency’s website, the director of its Center for Devices and Radiological Health acknowledged ...

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FDA Under Fire Over Failure to React to Baby Formula Crisis

parents demand answers over fda baby formula failureThe Food and Drug Administration is once again the target of public ire over its seemingly glacial response to a U.S. consumer crisis. A recent story posted to Politico indicates that parents and their congressional representatives have begun raising serious questions about the amount of time that elapsed between the discovery of the first illness allegedly associated with infant formula contamination and the government’s response ...

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