The National Association of Attorneys General has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to place a “black box warning” on labels of the opioid category of prescription-pain relievers to alert pregnant women that use of such drugs may harm infants.
A federal judge rejected as “frivolous” a government request to delay the effect of his order giving girls including those 16 and younger access to the so-called morning after-pill without a prescription.
The lobbyist for grocers including Kroger Co. and Safeway Inc. is calling on President Barack Obama to curtail a U.S. health law provision that mandates the companies display the calorie content of all their foods.
The top U.S. drug regulator asked Congress for more authority over pharmacies following the deadly meningitis outbreak, a request met with resistance by lawmakers who said existing oversight hasn’t been used to the fullest.
Six months after a U.S. meningitis outbreak that killed 51 people put the spotlight on their industry, specialty pharmacies that mix their own drugs are falling short of federal safety and sanitation requirements.
Hospital pharmacists are backing a call by the Food and Drug Administration for added regulation of compounding companies after a meningitis outbreak, calling it a “gray area” with serious implications.
The horse-meat storm that broke over Europe two months ago has been in one respect a tempest in a horseshoe, because it posed no threat to human health. That’s not a minor caveat in an industry where, in the U.S. alone, tainted food kills 3,000 people each year and sickens 48 million.