Acetaminophen Overdose Causes Liver Failure or Injury: FDA

Acetaminophen is effective in treating pain and fever but what happens when you take more than what is prescribed by your doctor? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, acetaminophen overdose increases the risk of severe liver injury which could lead to liver transplant or death.

Says Sandra Kweder, M.D., deputy director of the Office of New Drugs in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER): Continue reading “Acetaminophen Overdose Causes Liver Failure or Injury: FDA”

Are Mercury Dental Fillings Safe?

Are mercury dental fillings safe? That, fellow Health Care Zoners, is the question that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is re-visiting. In 2009, the FDA declared that dental fillings (which contain mercury) posed no risk. However, it also cautioned against its use for some vulnerable population such as pregnant women and children.

Despite said earlier decision, the FDA will be re-examining the issue with the help of a panel of outside experts who are expected to weigh in on critical questions such as how much mercury dental patients are exposed too and how much is acceptable. A public meeting is also scheduled. Various groups from anti-mercury advocates and dental industry reps who favor the use of mercury are expected to picket the meeting.

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Bad Cheese is Dangerous to Your Health: The Estrella Family Creamery Case

Is bad cheese dangerous to your health? What are the risks if you still consume them? Well, the bad cheese can weaken your immune system. It can also cause fatal infections in infants, children, and the elderly. And it can cause can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Why are we talking about bad cheese? Mainly to point out this advisory from the Food and Drug Administration banning and seizing cheese products from the Estrella Family Creamery. The products are being sold in Washington State but they are also reportedly available via the internet.

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