Food and Drug Administration Tagged Articles

North Carolina woman says prescription drug-induced psychosis led husband to kill daughters

Posted: May 13, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The moment Kim Crespi of Charlotte, N.C., heard that her husband David had stabbed their 5-year-old twin daughters to death, she knew that the real culprit behind the horrific act wasn’t her spouse but a cocktail of prescription drugs, including

FDA sued for failure to publish approval of generic testosterone drug

Posted: March 31, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Multinational generic drug manufacturer Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last Friday in a Washington D.C. federal court after the agency failed to take the appropriate measures that would allow sales of Perrigo’s generic testosterone

FDA services scaled back, employees furloughed due to government shutdown

Posted: October 1, 2013 Product Liability

The government shutdown that began midnight Tuesday will result in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) temporarily stopping routine facility and food safety inspections. However, the agency will continue to conduct activities vital to public health, including emergencies, high-risk recalls,

New Jersey medical manufacturer ceases production after mold is found in its intravenous drugs

Posted: August 9, 2013 Pharmaceutical

A U.S. District Judge has shuttered a New Jersey-based manufacturer of medical products for manufacturing and distributing contaminated drugs and other products and for failing to meet the minimum federal standards for safety and current good manufacturing practice requirements, the

Peanut Corporation of America executive indicted by Grand Jury on charges stemming from Salmonella Outbreak

Posted: February 25, 2013 Personal Injury

The owner of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), where one of the deadliest Salmonella outbreaks in U.S. history originated, has been indicted by a federal Grand Jury on 76 criminal charges. A group of employees and associates of the now-defunct

New algorithm detects adverse reactions caused by drug combinations

Posted: March 30, 2012 Pharmaceutical

A new algorithm developed by researchers to search through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) enormous and complex record of drug interaction data reveals what can happen when patients take prescription drugs in combination.

Group offers support network for girls injured by Gardasil

Posted: March 8, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Girls who believe they have been harmed by Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and their families shouldn’t have to feel alone when dealing with the devastating effects many people believe the drug can have, thanks to an international outreach of

Despite risks, pediatrics group now recommends Gardasil vaccine for boys

Posted: March 1, 2012 Pharmaceutical

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now including Gardasil® on its list of recommended vaccines for boys as well as girls, claiming the vaccine can effectively prevent the spread of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which in rare cases can

New recommendations for Gardasil vaccine may put boys at risk

Posted: February 2, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Despite outcry from parents of girls who have received the HPV vaccine Gardasil, and criticism about the vaccine’s effectiveness from one of its own creators, this month the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed its use for boys. This follows a

Overestimating benefits of HPV vaccines could lead to increased risks

Posted: January 3, 2012 Pharmaceutical

A new study published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine indicates girls who receive HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines like Gardasil and Cervarix may overestimate the amount of protection the drug offers. According to the report, funded by the