Health

FDA warns companies illegally selling hangover cures

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to seven companies for illegally selling products they claim will cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent hangovers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Europe moves ahead with reopening as global virus cases top 7 mn

European countries experimented with further lifting coronavirus restrictions Monday as New Zealand declared victory over the pandemic, even as global cases topped seven million and deaths mounted in Latin America.

Medications

Sanofi says charged in birth defects case

Pharmaceutical firm Sanofi has been charged in France with failure to adequately warn patients and causing injury over an anti-epilepsy drug linked to birth defects following a three-year probe.

Health

US fake meat firm mounts challenge to legal restrictions

A US firm that sells turkey-flavored tofu has taken legal action against a law that prohibits use of the word "meat" to describe its products, amid a political backlash to the growing popularity of meat substitutes.

Medications

Opioid misuse, binge drinking often go hand in hand

(HealthDay)—Of the more than 4 million Americans who misuse prescription opioids, more than half also binge drink, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Medications

FDA warns homeopathic company about illegal product claims

(HealthDay)—Nutra Pharma Corp. has been warned about illegal marketing of unapproved homeopathic products with claims that they can treat addiction and chronic pain from serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes, shingles, ...

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