Category Archives: FDA

All topics related to the Food and Drug Administration such as recalls, reviews, and studies.

FDA Approves Robotic Arm Brace for Stroke Victims

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Forbes reported today that the FDA has announced approval for a new product that is intended to help stroke victims. This robotic arm is meant to help those victims regain the use of paralyzed limbs and to relearn how to move muscles that were affected by their strokes. The company responsible for this product is […]

Former Head of Chinese FDA Executed

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While we may have several problems with the way the American FDA handles several issues, or, in our opinion, fails to handle them, we can all agree that we are fortunate to live in a country where the penalty associated with committing a crime when leading an agency like the FDA is much more civil […]

FDA Comes Down Hard on Eli Lilly’s Dog Medication

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Eli Lilly recently came out with a new drug that was supposed to help alleviate separation anxiety in dogs, and the company has been selling the drug to veterinarians in several markets. However, according to a story that appeared today in the Indianapolis Star, the FDA has rebuked the benefits of this drug. The FDA […]

FDA Approves First Skin Patch for Alzheimer’s Disease

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The FDA, in accordance with its approval process as described above, has opened the door for the first product of its kind to hit the market. On July 9, the FDA approved Novartis’ new patch to help treat Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease, two terribly debilitating medical conditions that have recently been treated with pills. […]

FDA Recalls Veggie Booty Snacks

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Veggie Booty, a brand of snack food that's extremely popular amongst small children, has been recalled. Anyone who is in possession of these snacks is encouraged to throw them out immediately and to not feed them to anyone. This alert was reported by the Reuters news service on its Web site. The problem with the […]

The FDA Approval Process — The Biggest Problem

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Before certain products can be marketed, they must gain approval from the FDA. Most consumers assume that if a product is approved by the FDA, it's safe for use. However, we're here to tell you that this is far from the case in our opinion. Below is an excerpt from the FDA's own Web site […]

The FDA Approval Process — More about What’s NOT Included

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The FDA's Web site gives a general description of how it approaches product approval, and the general theme of the explanation is that different products generate different standards by the FDA that must be met in order for a product to be allowed onto the marketplace. For instance, the following products require the following standards […]

The FDA's Role in Consumer Safety

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The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency that has been around in one form or another for more than a century. The "pre-historic" FDA existed from 1862 until the "modern" era of the agency began in 1906. Prior to the beginning of the "modern" era, the FDA was known as the Division of […]