Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AZ company recalls raw beef products linked to Salmonella

(HealthDay)—An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds (2.9 million kilograms) of beef linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 57 people in 16 states. Fourteen people have been hospitalized. ...

Medications

Safety advocates seek stronger warnings on Chantix (Update)

Public safety advocates are asking the federal government to strengthen warnings on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix, even as the drugmaker prepares to argue that a bold-letter warning about psychiatric problems should ...

Medications

FDA warns company over unapproved flu remedy

Federal regulators say a Florida company has been marketing an untested inhaled formula as a flu remedy in violation of drug safety regulations.

Medications

FDA panel supports continued testing of pain drugs

(AP) -- A panel of arthritis experts has recommended that the federal government allow continued testing of an experimental class of pain drugs for arthritis, despite links to bone decay and joint failure

Medications

FDA adds new safety information to statin drugs

(AP) -- Federal health officials are adding new safety warnings about risks of memory loss and elevated blood sugar to statins, a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering medications.

Medications

FDA adds new heart warning to Sanofi's Multaq

Federal health officials have added new safety warnings to the heart rhythm drug Multaq after company studies linked the pill to higher rates of heart attack, stroke and death in a subset of patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Listeria outbreak draws Seattle lawyer to battle

(AP) -- Bill Marler updates his many blogs each day about the latest foodborne illness outbreak and travels the world delivering speeches, imploring the food industry to improve its safety measures. All this while working ...

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