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Amber Wheat

BPA, Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How!

Is it safe? Is it dangerous? If it isn’t safe, how come it has been used for so long? There is so much controversy centered around Bisphenol A. As most everybody now knows, BPA is a chemical…

Amber Wheat

The FDA, part 4 (The last part, I swear)

Despite all my research, the FDA is still one big mystery to me. I think I would understand more about what they protect us from if the public had access to information about drugs and products that…

Amber Wheat

The FDA, part 3

Maybe some people were surprised at last Thursday’s report from the Government Accountability Office which states the FDA is letting contaminated produce fall through the cracks and onto our plates,…

Amber Wheat

The FDA, part 2

The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for a wide range of products, but the one people think of most often is prescription drugs. As I said in my earlier post, the FDA was originally…

Amber Wheat

The FDA, part 1

With all the news about China’s milk and recent litigation involving skin creams and eye washes that are having nasty side effects (and, of course, the BPA plastic scare) I began to wonder what…

Amber Wheat

BPA in Plastic- Questions, Answers, and more Questions

There is a lot of research going on right now on the chemical BPA which is used in baby bottles and other plastics to make them shatter-proof. Some studies have shown that the chemical can cause…

Jenny Albano

TWC Global LLC, Inc. Issues a Recall of Axcil and Desirin

TWC Global LLC, Inc., in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling Axcil and Desirin products marked as dietary supplements because they include potentially dangerous unlabeled ingredients.FDA found the lot of 02B07 contains 3 mg/g of sildenafil, the active ingredient of a FDA-approved drug used for ED, as well as sulfosildenafil and sulfohomosildenafil, both are analogs of sildenafil. All of these…

Jenny Albano

Bodee LLC, Inc. is Recalling Zencore Tabs Due to Undeclared Ingredients

Bodee LLC, Inc., in conjunction with the FDA, announced they are recalling the dietary supplement Zencore Tabs because of undeclared ingredients.Representatives of the FDA found these undeclared ingredients during lab analysis and stated that the ingredients are potentially harmful to consumers.FDA asserts that its chemical analysis revealed that one lot of Zencore Tabs contains aminotadalafil,…

Staff Writer

Permax Recall

The FDA has requested the Parkinson’s disease drug Permax to be pulled from the market after studies showed Permax has been linked to heart valve damage and increased risk of heart attack.At least 14 patients have needed to have heart valves replaced, but an FDA official says be believes that number to be higher. Patients are being told not to stop using the drug abruptly, and to consult with…

Laura Mackie

Trasylol Increases a Patients Risk of Death

According to a study recently published ( February 7, 2007) in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is a significant increase in the possibility of death for patients taking the anti-bleeding drug known as aprotinin following cardiac surgery. Although aprotinin was approved by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993, more recent advice by the agency has been to closely…