Archive for FDA News

FDA takes action to stop the use of lead acetate in hair dyes

| January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took action to remove lead acetate in hair coloring products given potential safety concerns about lead exposure from these products. The agency issued a final rule in response to a color additive petition that repeals the regulation that allows for the use of lead acetate as a color […]

The FDA Is Fast-Tracking A New Flu-Fighting Drug For Upcoming Season

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you get the flu this upcoming season, there may be a new, fast-acting drug which helps deal with the illness more effectively than Tamiflu can. We’re still months away from the next flu season, but the Food and Drug Administration is already preparing new tools to combat the next outbreak. The agency is reportedly fast-tracking a […]

Here’s what’s next now that the FDA has approved a cannabis drug for seizures

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Drug Enforcement Administration is likely to reschedule the compound cannabidiol — but not cannabis itself. The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first cannabis-derived drug this week, but it can’t be sold until the Drug Enforcement Administration changes how it classifies the specific compound used. So what’s next? Epidiolex treats serious forms of […]

More Supplements Face the Axe

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

…At the next meeting of the FDA’s Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee. If recent history is any indication, the outlook is not good—unless we push back. Action Alert! The Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) advises the FDA in writing new rules regarding what supplements and drugs can be made individually for patients with specific needs by […]

FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Salmon as ‘Safe to Eat’

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following several years of controversy surrounding the safety of genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the FDA has announced that AquAdvantage salmon is as safe and nutritious to eat as the non-genetically engineered variety. The FDA stated, “The FDA scientists rigorously evaluated extensive data submitted by the manufacturer, AquaBounty Technologies, and other peer-reviewed data, to assess whether AquAdvantage salmon […]

FDA Approved: Toxic Decayed Meat Being Sold As “Fresh”

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

After reading this you may never trust Congress or the FDA again, let alone corporate chain grocery stores. This toxic practice makes seriously decayed meat look fresh for weeks and is banned in many countries including the European Union and Japan. Many consumers are unaware that over 70% of beef and chicken in the United […]

FDA: Your Own Cells Are a Drug

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

To protect Big Pharma, the FDA is coming after stem cell therapies. Don’t let the agency classify your body as a pharmaceutical drug. Action Alert!  In the next few months, the FDA will hold a public meeting to discuss its recent actions to clamp down on the use of autologous stem cell treatments. This is […]

Check out new video, Natural GMOs???

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The FDA is currently taking comments on rules related to use of the word “natural” on food labels. One issue they are considering is whether to label GMOs as natural. Huh?

Are GMOs a “Natural” Food?

| December 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The FDA may think so. Action Alert! Last week, the FDA announced that it would be accepting public input on how—or whether—to define the term “natural” on food labels. This action came about as a result of a number of petitions filed by the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) and Consumers Union. The GMA asked the […]

FDA Prepares to Fast Track New Vaccines Targeting Pregnant Women

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

FDA Prepares to Fast Track New Vaccines Targeting Pregnant Women Vaccine manufacturers and federal health officials want to fast track to licensure new experimental vaccines targeting pregnant women with the goal of preventing certain kinds of infections in newborn infants. On Nov. 13, 2015, the FDA Vaccines & Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) convened […]