Food and Drug Administration

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Ten years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that the widely used nonaspirin painkillers ibuprofen and naproxen — including over-the-counter brands such as Advil, Motrin and Aleve — may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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The Food and Drug Administration has a message for older men: Just because your testosterone level has dipped as you age doesn’t mean you need to take testosterone replacement drugs. In fact, the drugs could increase your risk of heart problems.
Saying there's "a desperate need" for new Alzheimer's treatments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it plans to ease the approval rules for experimental drugs in the hopes of slowing or preventing the devastating brain disease in its early stages.
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Isn't anyone looking out for patients' welfare these days?
Insulin-Injection
Well, now we know why celebrity chef Paula Deen was recently hired to promote the daily diabetes drug she takes: That drug is getting some new competition from Bydureon, the first once-a-week treatment for Type 2 diabetes approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Lots of citrusy health news recently: Researchers say a nutrient in vitamin C-rich fruits like oranges, tangerines and grapefruit may help lower women's risk of stroke, but beware -- the Food and Drug Administration also just issued a reminder that fresh grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with some prescription and nonprescription drugs.
Excedrin
Several well-known, over-the-counter medicines from drug-maker Novartis -- including 16 types of Excedrin -- are being voluntarily recalled, the Food and Drug Administration has announced, because some bottles may contain broken pills or tablets from other Novartis products, including some powerful prescription painkillers.
Injectable drug with injector-new pneumonia vaccine for people over 50
A pneumonia vaccine previously recommended only for infants and young children, has now been approved for adults ages 50 and older, the Food and Drug Administration announced.
Honey on Spoon-Most store brand honey is not honey
More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores bears little resemblance to the nutritious nectar that bees produce, according to testing done for Food Safety News.
Obama
President Barack Obama is ordering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take more action on prescription drug shortages. And with the world's population set to hit 7 billion today, it's not only growing"”it's growing older, too.
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