In this week’s installment of the DrugNews FDA Recall & Warning Recap, we look at eight actions taken by the agency over the past week. These ranged from simple food-based allergies to bacterial presence to lead contamination in foods.
Here is more information on the most recent recalls and what consumers should know.
A leading research institute recently announced funding that will support two new studies into the safety and effectiveness of new anticoagulant drugs – the first of their kind to compare all drugs currently available.
The move was announced last month by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, which will commit $6.5 million in funding for the studies. They will be carried out by teams at the University of California at San Francisco and Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston.
Last week was a busy week for recalls at the FDA, with 13 total recalls on consumer foods and medical products. These ranged from simple food-based allergies to full-blown bacterial contamination and metal fragments in foods.
Here is more information on these recalls and what you should know as a consumer.
Millions of patients use prescription drugs or medical devices every day, trusting that these products are safe and have been properly tested. Sadly, this is not always the case. Thousands of families are affected by drug injury or death each year.
Many consumers don’t know that pharmaceutical companies and the FDA do not disclose all drug side effects or independent research of the safety of these products. They also may not know that millions of dollars are awarded each year to help those injured.
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