Food and Drug Administration

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independent studies

ADRAC journal Aust Adv Drug React Bull volume 23 issue 4 authorlink Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee Free full text from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration Two independent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine in January 2007, implicated pergolide, along with cabergoline, in causing valvular heart disease. In what the Food and Drug Administration (w:Food and Drug Administration) is characterizing as one of the largest recalls in recent history, numerous types of products containing peanuts (w:Peanut) are being recalled in the United States. The FDA issued a recall on Wednesday on food items with peanut paste and other peanut products made after January 1, 2007 at a Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) center in Blakely, Georgia (w:Blakely, Georgia). The recall affects over 430 products containing peanut paste or peanut butter from the PCA plant. The president announced the nomination of a new agency commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (w:Food and Drug Administration) (FDA), former New York City (w:New York City) Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg (w:Margaret Hamburg). According to the Food and Drug Administration (w:Food and Drug Administration) (FDA), inspections of Nipro facilities last October revealed problems with the needles, which could allow parts of silicone (w:silicone) in the port to be dislodged. 60%–72% of tested needles had that problem. In a conference call with reporters, FDA officials remarked that they were concerned the silicone could enter the bloodstream of a patient, although, to date, no harm from this has been reported.


traditional treatment

non-traditional treatment that used coffee enemas, frequent shampoos, injection of live cells from cows and sheep, massage and laetrile (Amygdalin), a supposedly "natural" anti-cancer drug available in Mexico, but not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. McQueen was treated by William Donald Kelley, whose only medical license had been (until it was revoked in 1976) for orthodontics. Worthington, Roger


detailed studies

: www.accessdata.fda.gov scripts cder onctools summary.cfm?ID 73 archivedate 2008-02-08 it revolutionized the treatment of certain cancers. Detailed studies on its molecular mechanism of action, using a variety of spectroscopic methods including X-ray, NMR spectroscopy, and other physico-chemical methods, revealed its ability to form irreversible crosslinks with bases in DNA. Early medical tests marked the substance as safe for human consumption, and it was considered ideal


performing research

to the airport so they can escape to Mexico, despite being reluctant to do so. All of this, without handing over a single calf. In patent law, the '''research exemption''' or '''safe harbour exemption''' is an exemption to the rights conferred by patents, which is especially relevant to drugs (medication). According to this exemption, despite the patent rights, performing research


white work

right 200px Petroleum jelly. '''Petroleum jelly''', '''petrolatum''', '''white petrolatum''' or '''soft paraffin''', CAS number 8009-03-8, is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons (with carbon numbers mainly higher than 25),


sound science

.wais.pdf title Bioidentical Hormones: Sound Science or Bad Medicine format pdf date 2007-04-19 accessdate 2010-03-16 publisher United States Senate This has led consumers into the erroneous assumption that bioidenticals are safer than FDA-approved hormones or lack any adverse effects—one of the concerns expressed about the hormones.


lack legal

. Cosmetic products Though the cosmetic industry is predominantly responsible in ensuring the safety of its products, the FDA also has the power to intervene when necessary to protect the public but in general does not require pre-market approval or testing. Companies are required to place a warning note on their products if they have not been tested. Experts in cosmetic ingredient reviews also play a role in monitoring safety through influence on the use of ingredients, but also lack legal authority


called multiple

, but it featured a formula and flavor profile developed specifically for the U.S. market. The mechanism of sensitivity is obscure and has been called pseudoallergic (Multiple chemical sensitivity). The prevalence of tartrazine intolerance is estimated at roughly 360,000 Americans affected, less than 0.12% of the general population.


single industry

in the Midwest and West. The progressives argued the need for government regulation of business practices to ensure competition and free enterprise. Congress enacted a law regulating railroads in 1887 (the Interstate Commerce Act), and one preventing large firms from controlling a single industry in 1890 (the Sherman Antitrust Act). These laws were not rigorously enforced, however, until the years between 1900 and 1920, when Republican President Theodore Roosevelt (1901–1909


scientific articles

% or more fat. Halsey has published more than 200 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals regarding vaccines and vaccine safety and authored or co-authored nearly 40 book chapters. He has contributed information to the Institute of Medicine(IOM) and the Public Health Service (PHS) for reviews of individual vaccine safety issues, provided expert testimony and reviews of vaccine injury legal claims involving the National Vaccine Injury Compensation

Food and Drug Administration

The '''Food and Drug Administration''' ('''FDA''' or '''USFDA''') is a federal agency (List of United States federal agencies) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription (Prescription drug) and over-the-counter (Over-the-counter drug) pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed (Animal Feed) http: www.fda.gov AnimalVeterinary Products AnimalFoodFeeds default.htm and veterinary products (Veterinary medicine).

The FDA was empowered by the United States Congress to enforce the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which serves as the primary focus for the Agency; the FDA also enforces other laws, notably Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and associated regulations, many of which are not directly related to food or drugs. These include regulating lasers, cellular phones, condoms and control of disease on products ranging from certain household pets to sperm donation for assisted reproduction.

The FDA is led by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, appointed by the President (President of the United States) with the advice and consent of the Senate (United States Senate). The Commissioner reports to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 21st and current Commissioner is Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg. She has served as Commissioner since May 2009.

The FDA has its headquarters in unincorporated White Oak, Maryland.

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