Food and Drug Administration

FDA issues 3 consumer warnings

Aug 29, 2018
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public about several potential dangers.

A former pharmaceutical industry official who says drug prices are too high will now be in charge of buying more medications than anyone in the world.

Alex Azar, former president of the U.S. arm of Eli Lilly & Co., was confirmed Wednesday as the secretary of health and human services.

In that role, he'll oversee the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates prescription drugs including those produced by his former employer. He'll also oversee Medicare and Medicaid, which together spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year on prescription medications.

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An Erie County lawmaker says if clothing manufacturers are required to disclose where their products were made and what's in the materials, so too should makers of products inserted into dental patient's mouths.

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Senator Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to take action in assuring the safety of Halloween makeup.

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Some members of Congress want Canada to require makers of the painkiller oxycodone to use the same kind used in the United States, which is more difficult to use illegally.


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New York Senator Charles Schumer is urging that new restrictions be placed on manufacturers of e-cigarettes.