I know, I know…. It’s hard to even think about the flu season when it’s hot enough outside to bake a potato on the sidewalk. But, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is already preparing for the 2011-2012 flu season. (more…)
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For years, some parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have believed there is a connection between artificial dyes in food, and their child’s behavior. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is beginning to take a more serious look at the link between the two. (more…)
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers who purchase medication on the internet to be aware of sites selling fake “generic” versions of Tamilfu. (more…)
Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe.
“The levels that we are detecting are extremely low,” said Dr. Stephen Sundlof, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. “They should not be changing the diet. If they’ve been feeding a particular product, they should continue to feed that product. That’s in the best interest of the your-baby.” (more…)
The confusion over cough and cold medications continues and I must admit I am a little confused too. The Consumer Healthcare Products Association recently announced changes to the labeling of over-the-counter (OTC) cold products to state “do not use in children under 4 years of age”. The FDA monograph still states “do not use in children under 2 years”. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not using OTC cough and cold preparations in children under six years. (more…)