Since self-control clearly isn’t a valid weight-loss method (especially whenever a bag of chips is within a 3-mile radius), the FDA wants to treat us like animals by introducing the first-ever obesity shock collar. More
Topic: FDA approval
Wow—not sure how I missed this yesterday, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally approved over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception! Under the new rules, anyone age 15 or above will be able to buy Plan B One-Step or its generic version without hitting a pharmacy counter.
Monster Energy Drinks and their competitors have been pretty famously under-regulated. After years of providing zero nutritional content and more caffeine than anyone really needs, the largest energy drink supplier in the country was finally being investigated by the FDA for the deaths of five people and the non-fatal heart attack of another consumer. But don’t worry, Monster has found a way to sidestep this little inconvenience. More
Having a severe headache is a horrible feeling: you can’t bandage it up or put pressure on the wound or inject some novocaine to help yourself sleep. Migraines can affect your work, social life, mental health and several other aspects … More
A new sort of flu vaccine that relies on molecular cloning got the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s seal of approval today. The vaccine, called Flublok, was approved for adults ages 18-49 years old to prevent seasonal flu. More
Happy birthday in advance to the pill! (It turns 50 this weekend.) Not only did the birth control pill revolutionize women’s sexuality, but it also meant major changes for F.D.A.’s regulation practices, according to today’s New York Times.
When seven-year-old foster child Gabriel Myers hanged himself by a shower cord last year, all eyes turned to psychiatrist Dr. Sohail Punjwani, who had been treating the boy. The doctor had prescribed several powerful mental health drugs to Myers – … More