Here we go again, messing with people’s immune systems and acting like we know what we are doing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has approved Flublok, the first trivalent influenza vaccine made using an insect virus (baculovirus) expression system and recombinant DNA technology. Flublok is approved for the prevention of […]

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This rule would help by creating a uniform and enforceable definition of “Gluten-free”. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today reopened the comment period for its 2007 proposal on labeling foods as “gluten-free.” The agency is also making available a safety assessment of exposure to gluten for people with celiac disease (CD) and invites comment […]

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The FDA notified healthcare professionals that the Warnings and Precautions section of the labels for the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI) class of drugs has been revised to include new safety information about the increased risk of being diagnosed with a more serious form of prostate cancer (high-grade prostate cancer). The new safety information is based […]

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Editor Emeritus on June 9th, 2011

FDA announces new safety recommendations for high-dose simvastatin due to Increased risk of muscle injury. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is announcing safety label changes for the cholesterol-lowering medication simvastatin because the highest approved dose–80 milligram (mg)–has been associated with an elevated risk of muscle injury or myopathy, particularly during the first 12 […]

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Editor Emeritus on November 6th, 2009

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in the lining of food packaging that contaminates a wide range of manufactured food products, has been linked to several serious health risks. A brief study based on limited sampling by the Consumers Union (CU) has found significant levels of BPA in a wide variety of canned food. The […]

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