Posts Tagged "fda warning"

FDA Warns of Heart Risk for Meridia

Posted on Feb 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

Weight Loss Drug Called Risky for People With Hypertension or Heart Disease By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MDJan. 21, 2010 – The weight loss drug Meridia is too dangerous for people with high blood pressure or heart problems, the FDA today warned. European authorities today went one step further and banned the drug, known generically as sibutramine and sold in Europe as Reductil. “Evidence suggests that there is an increased risk of non-fatal heart attacks and strokes with this medicine that outweighs the benefits of weight loss, which is...

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FDA Warns Against Leaky Baby Food

Posted on Jan 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Cole Petrochko, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: January 14, 2010       WASHINGTON — The FDA is warning consumers about two brands of baby food recalled because of leaking and swollen packaging that may indicate bacterial contamination. Nurture recalled plastic pouches of its 3.5 oz HAPPYBABY Stage 1 and Stage 2 and 4.22 oz HAPPYTOT Stage 4 baby food products because of the defects. Consuming the product could cause illness if the baby food is contaminated. Although no cases have been reported so far, the FDA asked the company to test its manufacturing processes after...

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