U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Post image for FDA says GM fish are safe to eat, no evidence to prove it

(NaturalNews) Eager to thrust untested genetically-modified (GM) salmon on the public, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently made a preliminary announcement that Aqua Bounty’s “AquAdvantage” salmon is safe to eat, despite a total lack of evidence proving this to be true. The FDA is set to discuss the issue at a three-day public […]

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Post image for Study raises hope for safer diabetes drugs

By Julie Steenhuysen
(Reuters) – A new understanding of the link between diabetes and obesity may help drug companies design safer versions of treatments like GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
The researchers had believed Avandia and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co’s Actos work by stimulating a protein known as PPAR-gamma. Now the team thinks the drugs also […]

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Post image for Safety of diabetes drug attacked by FDA official

(Reuters) – The diabetes drug Avandia, known generically as rosiglitazone, exposed patients to greater health risks including heart attacks, and even death, the Wall Street Journal said, citing a U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientist’s study.
Patients in the U.S. Medicare system who took the drug may have suffered as many as 48,000 heart attacks, strokes […]

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Post image for FDA defeated in federal court over censorship of truthful health claims

(NaturalNews) Health freedom has just been handed a significant victory by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which ruled last week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated the First Amendment rights of a nutritional supplement company when it censored truthful, scientifically-backed claims about how selenium can help reduce the […]

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Post image for FDA warns Pfizer for not reporting side effects

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Pfizer Inc for failing to quickly report serious and unexpected potential side effects from its drugs already on the market.
In a 12-page warning letter to Pfizer Chief Executive Jeffrey Kindler, the FDA cited numerous examples involving some of the company’s top-known brands, including impotence drug […]

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Post image for Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter.
Eating unprocessed beef, pork or lamb appeared not to raise risks of heart attacks and […]

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Post image for Adding fat-lowering drug no help for diabetic hearts

By Bill Berkrot and Debra Sherman
ATLANTA (Reuters) – Adding a drug that lowers blood fats known as triglycerides to cholesterol-fighting statins provided no additional protection from heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to data from a large study.
The study run by the National Institutes of Health, […]

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Post image for Vitamin E Helps Treat Common Liver Disease

(HealthDay News) — A new study has identified vitamin E as a treatment that can provide relief for many of the estimated 10 million Americans who have the most common chronic liver disease.
“This clearly shows that vitamin E is effective for treatment of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis who don’t have active diabetes,” said study author […]

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