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FDA seeks to aid consumers by providing names of retailers during recalls

When there’s a chance a food or drug could result in “serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals", as well as when the product packaging may make it difficult to determine if it’s part of the recall; the Food and Drug Administration would like to include the…

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Non-Opioid alternative Limbrel recalled, patients and doctors confounded

It’s rare that a miracle drug lives up to the name, but for many patients non-opioid alternative Limbrel does. Colonel Hall spent nearly 30 years in the Marines. Up until just a few years ago, he suffered from arthritis, had two knee surgeries, and had been left with “debilitating knee,…

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Hypothyroid Medication Recall Issued

A recall has been issued for nearly 40 types of thyroid medication. The medications recalled are levothyroxine (LT4) and liothyronine (LT3) in the 15, 30, 60, 90, and 120 milligrams dosages. The medications would have been sold in 100-count bottles.

According to CNN, the recall was voluntarily issued by the…

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Dangerous genital infection linked to common diabetes meds, FDA warns

A type 2 diabetes drug taken by nearly 2 million patients last year has led to “rare but serious genital infections”, and at least one death. The FDA is now requiring additional warning labels on the packaging of all sodium-glucose contransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.

When bacteria enters the body of patients…

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FDA issues recall of mislabeled blood pressure medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled a popular blood pressure medication after it was found the drug was mislabeled, and actually contained another type of diuretic. Spironolactone, a medication used to treat congestive heart failure, was mistakenly labeled as blood pressure drug HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE. The good news is that…

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Why Controversial Ingredient Triclosan Is in Toothpaste, but Not Bodywash

Why would a chemical linked to inflammation and cancer be banned in numerous consumer products, but still be allowed to be used in maybe the most common product of all? That’s a question we should all be asking our government today.

Triclosan was originally seen as an ingredient that benefitted…

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FDA warns benzocaine gel teething products are unsafe, wants them off the market

When our tiny toddlers start teething, we often believe (incorrectly) that the only thing that can bring them and us relief can be found in a small tube in the back of our medicine cabinets. You know the one we’re talking about, it’s usually behind a box of band aids…

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Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled as 22 People Are Sickened by Salmonella

If you recently consumed eggs purchased from any of the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, or West Virginia; there’s a chance you’re going to want to throw them away. And if anyone in your family has suffered from diarrhea, fever, and/or…

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FDA Raises death count from kratom, a natural opioid

We wrote this past November about the dangers of the natural opioid kratom, and the concerns that were being raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kratom goes by many names, including but not limited to: thang, kakuam, thom, ketom and biak. The “natural opioid” is often seen as…

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Another Dog Food Company Has Recalled Food Tainted With a Euthanasia Drug

It’s been a rough year for dog food companies. After a recall on toxic dog food in 2017, another big brand has been recalled by the FDA for food that may be harmful to your pup. Dog foods and treats created by J.M. Smucker and sold under the Gravy Train,…

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