This week the FDA launches its Patient Network website through which the agency says it seeks to engage patients and consumers as partners, and encourage them to share ideas and concerns about the medical product development process.
The most dangerous potential poisons are medicines, cleaning products, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, pesticides, furniture polish, gasoline, kerosene and lamp oil.
Bogus product! Danger! Health fraud alert! — You’ll never see these warnings on health products, but that’s what you ought to be thinking when you see claims like “miracle cure,” “revolutionary scientific breakthrough,” or “alternative to drugs or surgery.”
When it comes to prostate cancer, there’s a lot of confusion about how to prevent it, find it early and the best way – or even whether – to treat it. Here two scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to help men separate fact from fiction.
Whether it’s music, lifestyles, or a refuse-to-age outlook, Baby Boomers think of themselves as trailblazers. Now, that generation born between 1946 and 1964 can claim credit for another “first”—a dramatic increase in knee replacement surgeries.
The FDA has created a new online resource to help consumers recognize and protect themselves from health scams, fraud and bogus health products:
In the United States, traditional Western medicine is the dominant form of care. But in Seattle many people favor alternative approaches. What do different approaches to wellness have to offer?
Unlike pharmaceuticals—which must be FDA-approved as safe and effective before they can be marketed—supplements are considered as foods by regulators and assumed to be safe until proven otherwise.
Weight-loss “supplements” promise a quick and easy way to shed pounds. But these products don’t live up to their claims–and many contain hidden prescription drugs or potentially dangerous chemicals, says the FDA.
FDA warns consumers not use the product and dispose of any in their possession after reports of children with symptoms consistent with belladonna toxicity.
FDA says claims these “cleansing” products can treat such serious illnesses as autism spectrum disorder, cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration, and Parkinson’s disease are “dangerously misleading.”
Listen to examples of deceptive or dangerous marketing used by genetic testing companies, obtained through undercover contact and telephone calls.
Fish-oil supplements may lower your risk of breast cancer, but don’t run out and stock up on pills just yet. QFC recalls some containers of broccoli raisin salad because they contain walnuts.
An FDA analysis of Que She finds supplement contains the potentially dangerous drugs: fenfluramine, propranolol, sibutramine and ephedrine,