FDA Tagged Articles

White & Blue Dragon recalls all lots of its tattoo ink, needles, etc. after discovery of unsafe bacteria

Posted: August 20, 2014 Recalls

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), White & Blue Lion, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of all its tattoo inks and needles after discovering a potential contamination of pathogenic bacteria. If the recalled products are used,

FDA and McCormick recall Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz. bottles due to risk of Salmonella

Posted: August 15, 2014 Recalls

A voluntary recall has been issued by McCormick & Company after the possible Salmonella contamination of its McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz. bottles. The UPC code on the recalled bottles is 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16

Canadian regulators warn consumers about cardiovascular risks of testosterone drugs

Posted: July 31, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Canada’s national health regulators have issued a warning to consumers and health care providers about the serious risks associated with the use of testosterone-replacement drugs, which are being prescribed to increasing numbers of men as a treatment for low natural

Nationwide fruit recall expanded over concerns of Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

Posted: July 28, 2014 Recalls

A nationwide recall on nectarines, peaches, plums, and pluots potentially contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has been expanded to include additional retailers and store items made with the affected fruit.

California fruit company issues nationwide recall after finding Listeria contamination

Posted: July 23, 2014 Recalls

CUTLER, Calif. — A California fruit distributer has recalled several lots of nectarines, peaches, plums, and pluots sent out to retailers nationwide over fears that it could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

FDA revokes approval for seven painkillers containing acetaminophen

Posted: July 19, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked approval for seven narcotic painkillers containing acetaminophen, including versions of AbbVie Inc.’s Vicodin. The agency has done this in response to recent concerns about these drugs’ potential of causing liver damage.

FDA refuses Public Citizen’s request to ban transvaginal mesh from market

Posted: July 17, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected the request made by Public Citizen in 2011 to recall existing surgical mesh products, specifically transvaginal mesh, and ban them from the market. The FDA says that a rigorous review is

Corporate Action Network demands FDA remove transvaginal mesh from the marketplace

Posted: July 14, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The Corporate Action Network has sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanding the immediate ban of the marketing of non-absorbable surgical mesh products specifically designed and labeled for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP),

Spray-on sunscreen use discouraged for children while FDA safety investigation is ongoing

Posted: July 13, 2014 Product Liability

Health officials are warning parents not to use spray sunscreen on their children. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began an investigation into this type of sunscreen in 2011 and we are still awaiting its verdict.

Doctor’s Best brand announces recall of dietary supplement due to undeclared lovastatin

Posted: July 4, 2014 Recalls

Doctor’s Best has issued a recall of its Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement, 600 mg capsules 120 count bottles. The supplement has been found to contain undeclared lovastatin, which helps combat high cholesterol, making this an unapproved drug.