Category: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA Issues Warning on Magnets in Cell Phones and Smart Watches

May 26th, 2021
  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that strong magnets in some cell phones and smart watches can interfere with pacemakers and other implanted medical devices.   Magnets and Implanted Devices   Studies have shown that these high st… more »

New Weight Loss Product Cleared by the FDA

May 15th, 2019
  A new capsule was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help adults who are overweight or obese shed some pounds, when used along with diet and exercise.   New Weight Loss Product   Biotechnology company Gelesis deve… more »

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Postpartum Depression

April 3rd, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug specifically designed to treat postpartum depression. New Drug Treatment The drug, announced on March 19, will be known as Zulresso and is given in an IV over a three day period in a… more »

FDA Sends Warning Letters Regarding Nutritional Supplements

February 20th, 2019
On February 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent 12 warning letters and five online advisory letters to companies whose products are being illegally marketed as unapproved new drugs to prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer.… more »

FDA Bans Multiple Synthetic Flavor Enhancers

October 17th, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of seven synthetic substances used to flavor or enhance flavor in baked goods, ice cream, candy, beverages, and chewing gum. The FDA Ban In 2015, several organizations petitioned the FDA to ban the s… more »