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Latest FDA Items
Questionable science that came to light last year and earlier this year has cast a continuing cloud over the global-warming debate - a fact with which advocates of global-warming legislation must still contend. Now a similar debate over the science that advocates of anti-BPA legislation have employed is eroding the credibility of that movement.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. will pay $422.5 million in penalties for marketing an epilepsy medicine for unapproved uses and for paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe it and five other drugs, federal officials announced Thursday.
Walgreen Co. said Thursday it will begin selling special envelopes to shoppers to help them dispose of medications they no longer need.
The Food and Drug Administration should have acted sooner to halt a secret recall by Johnson & Johnson in which the company last year bought up defective packets of Motrin from stores across the country, a top official from the agency told members of Congress.
Johnson & Johnson executives and the Food and Drug Administration both shouldered the blame Thursday for a secret recall in which hired contractors quietly bought up defective painkillers to clear them from store shelves.
The Senate will consider a food safety bill after the November elections that would give the Food and Drug Administration more power to prevent foodborne illness.
The chief executive of Johnson and Johnson will tell Congress his company "let the public down" with a string of quality problems that have resulted in millions of recalled medicines.
In spring 2009, a group of contract workers, going mostly to gas station convenience stores, bought up thousands of bottles of Motrin that had been determined to be defective but not dangerous. The workers had been hired for Johnson and Johnson, which wanted to remove the pills from the market without issuing a public recall.
Those soft fabric sleep positioners that parents put in the crib to keep babies safely sleeping on their backs could be dangerous, even deadly, for little ones, the government warned Wednesday.