The head of the Food and Drug Administration asked Congress Wednesday for more authority to police pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak, even as lawmakers questioned why the agency didn’t do more with its existing powers.
House lawmakers investigating a nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis have summoned the head of the Food and Drug Administration to testify at the first congressional hearing on the issue next week.
The FDA is providing the New England Compounding Center customer list. Click on the link for the full list.
More cases of meningitis and more deaths. WJZ has new details about the outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections: The maker of the drug was warned about the potential for disaster.
Marsha Klaus has had stretch marks for over 16 years. The FDA recently approved the first treatment to reduce them.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York’s Oyster Bay Harbor because they have been linked to cases of foodborne illness in several states.
With the hope of protecting consumers from skin damage, the FDA is making major changes to the way sunscreens are labeled.
A produce distributor is recalling bagged lettuce that could be tainted with listeria. Click on the link for more information.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to sign a bill this week that would make Maryland the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed.
The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.
A former chemist for the Food and Drug Administration has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme that spanned nearly five years.
A critical shortage of a drug needed to treat childhood leukemia may be over– for now.