Consumer Reports is questioning the recent decision of the US Food and Drugs Administration to just restrict the use of diabetes drug Avandia instead of outrightly banning it due to its proven cardiovascular risks.
In a prepared statement, Consumer Reports Director Dr. John Santa, expressed fears that, with the FDA’s refusal to ban Avandia, doctors and patients will continue to be exposed to a risky drug – without being fully alerted to its risks.
“The evidence we have to date does not support the use of Avandia as a first, second, or even third line drug for treating type 2 diabetes. This latest effort on the part of the FDA to deal with a drug that’s unsafe will only confuse consumers,” Dr. Santa’s statement said.
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Is your tap water safe? Or is it like the water in some Quebec towns which contains manganese. The manganese, according to recent research findings has negatively affected the IQ of kids who were exposed to it.
The presence manganese in drinking water negatively affects the intelligence quotient of a child who drinks it, a study says. The study conducted in the rural areas of Central Quebec, Eastern Township and Lotbiniere regions, where manganese is found in the tap drinking water, concluded that manganese lowers IQ level.
Between June 2007 and June 2009, the researchers from Universite du Quebec a Montreal and Ecole Polytechnique examined 362 children, age 6 to 13, from 8 municipalities in the above-mentioned regions.
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Is the Genetically Modified Salmon Safe? FDA to Rule on Frankenfish. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold public hearings next week to determine the safety of a genetically-modified salmon after critics – who dubbed the salmon as FrankenFish – asserted that it is not safe for consumption.
An earlier FDA evaluation concluded that Aqua Bounty Technologies’ salmon – grow into full-size salmon in half the time it takes regular salmon – is safe for human consumption. The company made use of salmon eggs which has growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon that enables the fish to grow quickly.
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Magic Power Coffee Side Effects: Safe, Effective, Or Dangerous? Is Magic Power Coffee safe and effective? Well, we don’t know about whether it is effective but it is potentially dangerous according to the Food and Drug Administration which advises those who are using the drug to stop using it. And if you are not using Magic Power Coffee but are planning to do so, well, you better think a hundred times before you spend your money.
So why is the FDA advising people not to use this “coffee”? Here’s the relevant FDA information for us to remember:
“FDA’s lab analysis determined that Magic Power Coffee contains a chemical similar to the active ingredient in the prescription drug Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction. The chemical may interact with prescription drugs known as nitrates, including nitroglycerin, and cause dangerously low blood pressure.”
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Is Evamist Safe? Bad Effects Among Kids and Pets! Is Evamist, a a drug for women to treat hot flashes caused by menopause, safe? Well the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it so it must be safe if used properly for its intended purpose.
However, FDA has issued an advisory urging those using Evamist to ensure that “children and pets do not make contact with skin where Evamist has been sprayed”.
According to some reports that the FDA is current reviewing, Evamist has dangerous effects to children who were unintentionally exposed to the drug.
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If you are using Arrow Brand Medicated Oil which claims that it can treat several health conditions such as gas, coughs and colds, headache, colic, aches, pain, and influenza, you might want to stop using it because it is potentially dangerous to your health.
According to the FDA, the Arrow Brand Medicated Oil & Embrocation (known as Aceite Medicinal La Flecha in Spanish and 箭嘜驅風油 in Mandarin) contains methyl salicylate and camphor which are poisonous when ingested.
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