The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public about the risks of more than 25 unapproved weight loss pills. FDA analysis found undeclared ingredients in the products that can pose serious health threats.
Airborne Health Inc. will be forced to stop advertisements for its product Airborne according to the terms of a recent settlement. Prosecutors alleged that the dietary supplement was dramatically misrepresented to consumers.
A link between popular hormones used to treat menopause symptoms and breast cancer has been proven by a federal study done by the Women’s Health Initiative. The research found that women who have taken estrogen and progestin for five years are at double the risk of developing breast cancer.
A new report issued by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has revealed that unintentional injuries kill 830,000 children around the world each year. In the United States, unintentional injuries send 9.2 million children to the emergency room annually.
Two federal drug officials have declared four popular asthma drugs to be unsafe. They say that the medications, Advair, Symbicort, Serevent, and Foradil, can lead to death, but this opinion is not unanimously shared throughout the government.
Most people are familiar with the warnings that come at the end of drug and medical device commercials. This is because manufacturers are required to list the risks and benefits of their products on television. It is not clear whether or not the same rules apply to YouTube, however, and one consumer group is worried about the dangers that this poses.
The results of a new study are sparking a debate in the medical community. The research suggests that pregnant women who take the epilepsy drug Depakote may heighten their babies' risk of developing autism. Some experts say that the drug's benefits outweigh its risks, while others maintain that epilepsy treatment during pregnancy needs to be reexamined.