You may utilize bodybuilding and weight loss supplements to help you look better, but have you considered your liver? Using data from a national registry, researchers found that herbal and dietary supplements were implicated in 18% of liver injury cases caused or suspected of being caused by drugs or supplements from 2003 to 2011. Bodybuilding and weight loss supplements [...]
In the wake of the recent warning letters issued by the FDA, several dietary supplement manufacturers of DMAA are responding to the negative attention. One company MuscleMeds, which produces the popular pre-workout supplement Code Red, deleted the product from its Web site. A receptionist was informing consumers that the product was being reformulated. A Web [...]
A once celebrated cure all, thought to be a wonder drug, is now being linked to kidney failure and other ailments, according to an article published in Kidney International. According to the report, pharmacologist Arthur Grollman of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University and colleagues have identified a genetic signature left behind by birthwort in cases of [...]
Seems like lately we’ve written a lot about dietary supplements. Apparently the FDA is cracking down on dietary supplements that contain ingredients that have not been approved by the FDA. Just last week we told you about the recall that Healthy People Co made due to unlisted ingredients, and now, RegenArouse is the latest to [...]
Recently there has been much talk about dietary supplements. We have reported how the industry is furious about the new guidelines and regulations that the FDA is imposing, as well as how 2 soldiers died last year after taking energy supplements on military bases. Now, we have another story on supplements. This time about the [...]
The US Army pulled dietary supplements containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA) from the military bases while it investigates their role in the deaths of 2 soldiers last year.
According to Fox News, a 22-year-old soldier died last summer after collapsing during a training run at an unnamed military base and in another incident just a few months later, a 32-year-old soldier collapsed during a fitness test. That soldier eventually died a month later, never leaving the hospital after his collapse.
A new proposal to toughen the Food and Drug Administration’s power to regulate dietary supplements has the makers of vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts in an uproar. They are mad and upset at the new guidelines and believe that they are too strong. But other’s simply don’t agree. One editorial found in the New England [...]
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Eclectic Institute is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its freeze-dried capsules containing Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) and Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) capsules because of potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others [...]
At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, today U.S. Marshals seized more than 14,000 dosage units of Shangai Regular, Shangai Ultra, Super Shangai, NaturalÃƒÂ« Super Plus, and Lady Shangai. Although labeled as natural supplements, the seized products were all marketed to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), impotency, and/or to provide sexual enhancement, which [...]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has found hazardous levels of selenium in samples of certain flavors of the dietary supplement products “Total Body Formula” and “Total Body Mega Formula.” The FDA has received 43 reports of persons from nine states who experienced serious adverse reactions using these products. On March [...]
Travelling or working on an underground railway for sustained period of time could have health implications due to concentrations of metal-rich microscopic dust particles.New Study Helps Understand Why Health Care Costs On The Rise
Although many believe is it medical malpractice suites that are causing the increase in the health care costs, it is actually the fear of them that is partly to blame. Doctors are ordering unnecessary tests and procedures for fear of a patient filing a claim down the roadFDA Issues New Warnings Concerning Tolvaptan
The FDA has issued a drug safety communication concerning Tolvaptan, a selective vasopression V2-receptor antagonist used in heart failure patients to treat clinically significant hypervolemic and euvolemic hyponatremia.New Antiepileptic Drug Causes Blue Discoloration And Vision Trouble
An antiepileptic drug to hit the market has been known to cause vision troubles and skin discoloration. Almost all patients experienced gray/blue skin discoloration who had been taking the pill for two years. More information is needed to better understand the occurrences.Medical Mattresses Pose Risk Of Infection And Contamination
The FDA warns that medical mattresses may not be as clean as once perceived. Routine checks on mattresses are advised as any rips, tears, or excessive wear alter the efficacy. The medical mattresses as well as the covers have an expected life depending on the manufacturer, which should not go unnoticed.
Doctors traditionally believed the larger the size of the implant, the more protective it was against failure, according to Sedrakyan. However, he said his study found regardless of size, women had a higher rate of revision occurrence, so some other factor besides the actual implants may be leading to this effect.Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits – Who Is At Fault?
For some women a pelvic transvaginal mesh product has been a god sent. To be able to resume a full active life, without the worry of a leaky bladder, is a true miracle for some women. And, this only became possible with the help of pelvic mesh. The mesh is most commonly used after pelvic [...]Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Cause Soft Tissue Damage Says FDA
Hip joint deterioration can lead to pain, stiffness or difficulty walking. When these symptoms do not respond to conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, patients may be advised to undergo total hip replacement or hip resurfacing. As part of this treatment, they may receive a “metal-on-metal” hip implant in which the “ball and socket” of [...]Ethicon Recalls Surgical Stapler
The FDA has announced a voluntary global recall of more than 157,000 Ethicon surgical staplers, due to problems with incomplete firing strokes that may cause faulty staple formation, potentially resulting in painful and severe internal complications for the patient. An Ethicon surgical stapler recall was first announced in August, after reports surfaced where surgeons experienced [...]Another Device Maker Investigated By DOJ
Earlier this month, cardiovascular device maker Abiomed announced that the US Attorney’s Office was investigating the company’s marketing and labeling of the Impella 2.5 circulatory support device. According to Forbes, the announcement confirmed rumors that had been circulating for at least two weeks, though in the press release the company said it had just been [...]