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FDA: Premium Dog Foods May Be Linked To Canine Heart Disease

Some premium dog food brands may present a higher risk of heart disease for some dogs, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA identified 16 brands of dog food with links to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), which enlarges the heart muscle and causes weakness and respiratory issues, after studying 500 cases of DCM and dietary habits, according to ...

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Trump’s FDA Commissioner Is Stepping Down

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down in the middle of his fight against “epidemic” teen e-cigarette use, Health and Human Services Sec. Alex Azar announced Tuesday. Sources close to Gottlieb say he is resigning so that he can spend more time with his wife and three daughters, reported CNBC. They have been living in Westport, Connecticut, while ...

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FDA Chief: Tainted Romaine Lettuce Came from California

Outbreak associated with Romaine Lettuce grown in California Grow region typically produces summer romaine Tainted lettuce likely harvested at end of summer Romaine lettuce will return to market and be labeled with where it was harvested The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state authorities, continues to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 ...

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Transgender Recruiting Plans Include Your Kids

Ryan T. Anderson, the author of ‘When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment’, gave a speech last week at the Catholic University of America. It was all very dignified and featured a walking–on–eggshells atmosphere. Yet under Anderson’s proper and decorous message was a stark warning for parents: Gender Red Guards are seizing the curriculum in government schools and ...

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FDA: 400 people in 10 states sickened by vegetables in new outbreak

McDonald's Salad

Salads at a popular fast food chain and vegetable trays sold in convenience and grocery stores are responsible for sickening hundreds of Americans and putting 10 of them in the hospital, according to an outbreak alert from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new outbreak alert comes just months after contaminated Romaine Lettuce killed five people and made 200 ...

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FDA proposes modernization of drug review office

Scott Gotlieb

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. said in a statement that the proposed modernization of the Food and Drug Administration‘s Drug Review Office will give their clinicians and scientists more time, better tools and greater support to advance the clinical and regulatory principles that the FDA uses to evaluate new drugs for safety and efficacy. “One principal aim of these proposed changes ...

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FDA Alert: Avoid Oysters from Canada

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with federal, state, and local officials regarding a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada. The FDA has confirmed that potentially contaminated raw oysters harvested in the south and central parts of Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada, were distributed to CA, IL, MA, and WA. It is possible that ...

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FDA: Several pet foods contaminated with Salmonella

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The FDA has, over the past week, announced recalls by several pet food producers of their products due to Salmonella or Listeria present in them. The FDA is alerting pet owners to four recalls of and multiple complaints associated with Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics pet foods, manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc., dba Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, over the period from ...

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FDA taking steps to end shortages of I.V. fluids and antivirals during extreme flu season

As flu activity remains widespread across the U.S., the FDA continues to monitor this situation closely and in coordination with our colleagues at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We’re continuing to take steps to help ensure that people with the flu have access to critical medical products, including antivirals, saline and other supportive care drugs and devices. ...

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FDA: Bones, Bone Treats Could Kill Your Dog

Dog with bone treat

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning saying that “bone treats” pose a choking threat to dogs. While dog owners are typically aware that chicken and turkey bones can splinter and hurt dogs, the FDA is seeing an alarming number of dogs hurt by bone treats. What’s a Bone Treat? The FDA has received about 68 reports ...

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FDA Warning: Black Licorice Can Cause Heart Problems

black licorice

Mom always said that eating too much candy is bad, but the FDA is one-upping her with a new warning on the consumption of black licorice. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a consumer update warning those who enjoy the dark treat to do so in moderation to avoid serious heart issues. If you’re 40 or older, eating ...

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FDA announces slew of food safety recalls

FDA Recall

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this weekend a huge set of recalls involving salads, vegetables, pharmaceuticals, and seafood. Beginning on Friday, the FDA announced that salads that are sold by the pound at Whole Foods and vegetables sold in trays and cups at Albertsons, Safeway, and Pak’N Save were likely contaminated with Listeria. This recall impacts only the ...

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Papayas blamed for deadly salmonella outbreak

Salmonella outbreak 2017 Caribena papaya

The FDA has issued a warning urging people to not eat, sell or serve Papayas from the Caribena brand of Maradol papayas due to a salmonella outbreak. Caribena papayas have been linked to 47 illnesses resulting in 12 hospitalizations and one death. OUTBREAK ALERT: Do not eat, serve, or sell Caribeña brand Maradol papayas. These papayas are linked to an ...

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Peer Pressure Crushes Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

Anne Wojcicki is one of those Silicon Valley entrepreneurs that started a “disruptive” company aiming to change how we view an established industry. But she’s not one of those brain–rich, resource–poor visionaries passing the hat among bored World of Warcraft players window–shopping on Kickstarter.com. No, she and her partners, Lucy Page and Laura Arrillaga–Andreessen — respectively the wives of Internet ...

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Parental Permission

Last week the FDA said that 15 year olds can now purchase an abortificient type birth control over the counter. Plan B, as it’s called, is designed to be used within 72 hours of unprotected sex.  Through use of a ‘higher hormonal concentration’ it is meant to prevent implantation of an embryo and keep pregnancy from occurring. A pharmacist, who ...

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