The FDA Warns Two Companies That Claim Herbal Drug Can Cure Opioid Addiction

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warnings to two companies – North Carolina-based KratomNC and California-based Cali Botanicals – for making illegal and unproven marketing claims that their products, containing a drug called kratom, can help with treating and curing addiction and withdrawal symptoms. Kratom, a herbal extract that doesn’t grow in the […]
  • Vladimir Sumina
  • June 26, 2019
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The FDA Proposes New Rules for Opioids to Make Drugs Less Addictive

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into changing the rules for the manufacturing of opioids by making the drugs less addictive. The new proposal states that the drug manufacturers would have to report if their products have “any characteristics that would mitigate the risks of overdose, abuse, or the development of addiction.” The […]
  • Vladimir Sumina
  • June 25, 2019
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Pilsbury Flour to Be Recalled for Fear of an E. Coli Outbreak

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) announced that ADM Milling Co. will be recalling Pilsbury, its brand of flour, because of an outbreak of E. coli. The company will be recalling approximately 4,620 cases of Pillsbury Best 5-pound Bread Flour which were distributed in New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Maine, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, […]
  • Vladimir Sumina
  • June 18, 2019
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Four Vaping Companies Were Reprimanded For Violating Advertising Rules on Social Networks

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent out warning letters to Solace Technologies, Hype City Vapors, Humble Juice Co., and Artist Liquids Laboratories for not following proper federal advertising rules for tobacco products on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The FDA and FTC pointed out that these companies did not […]
  • Vladimir Sumina
  • June 9, 2019
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Juul Use Labeled an Epidemic

U.S. high school students have learned to expect a few things when they enter a school restroom: messy mirrors, a lack of paper towels, and about three students using a Juul. Before school starts, after school ends, or in the middle of a test– students will be Juuling in the bathroom. The FDA has finally declared that […]
  • Keith Habarta
  • September 13, 2018
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Nasal spray recalled, your health at risk?

Nasal nightmare CVS Health’s 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist is one product that was removed from shelves on Wednesday after the FDA found that the nasal spray contained a microbiological contaminant. FDA officials state that the contaminant is called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a clear liquid that can lead to infection in the colon. In fact, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 13, 2018
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FDA may label soy and almond milk as not “milk”

Soy and almond “juice?” Many coffee shops, grocery stores, and other sellers label non-dairy products like soy and almond milk as just that – milk. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration may be changing the labels on these products. According to the FDA, milk is “the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 23, 2018
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Meditation app Headspace set to unravel FDA-approved programs

Is meditation the new medication? Headspace is a mindfulness and meditation app in which users can listen to meditation sessions and sounds anytime and anywhere. The London-based company was founded in just 2010, yet it already has 30 million users and is worth $250 million. And the executives have nothing but expansion in mind. On […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 7, 2018
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FDA Bans the Sales of Bulk Concentrated Caffeine Products

Powdered caffeine has caused caffeine overdose in the past – leading to the loss of precious lives. The FDA has banned the sales of bulk caffeine products in powdered and liquid form. Four years ago, there was an uproar over the death of a prom king in Ohio. Logan Stiner, who at the time of […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • April 16, 2018
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