FDA Panel Mulls Newer Antipsychotics for Kids
Seroquel, Zyprexa have been linked to certain health risks, experts note,,
WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is expected to vote Wednesday on whether several powerful but controversial antipsychotic drugs be approved for use by ch...
FDA Panel Mulls Safety of Asthma Meds
Long-acting beta agonists may cause asthma problems and death, agency officials warn
THURSDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The safety of four asthma medications will be weighed by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert panel as two days of hearings end Thursday.
FDA Mulls Effectiveness of OTC Cold Remedies
Standard oral dose of phenylephrine does nothing to clear the nose, studies suggest
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning Friday, a panel of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) experts is considering the following claim from researchers: that certain over-the-counter cold m...
FDA Mulls Cutting Salt in Processed Foods
Experts agree Americans eat too much sodium, but differ on need for regulation
THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a hearing on Thursday to debate just how much salt is too much in the processed foods Americans eat.
The hearing is b...
FDA Mulls Tougher Warning Label on Kids' Flu Drugs
Troubled behaviors and sudden deaths have agency looking into Tamiflu; Relenza also under scrutiny.
TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel is meeting Tuesday to debate stronger warning labeling for the prescription flu drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir),...
FDA Mulls Direct Pharmacist-to-Patient Drug Sales
'Behind-the-counter' dispensing means doctor's prescriptions wouldn't be needed for certain meds
TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are meeting Wednesday to hear arguments on whether or not pharmacists might someday bypass doctors an...
FDA Panel Mulls Ban on Kids' Cold Medicines
There's no proof they help children under 6, and they may do harm, experts say
THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning Thursday, a panel of experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will consider banning the sale of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for young ch...
Government Mulls Closure of Hospital Where a Woman Died Unattended in ER
In a typically bureaucratic reaction, the Californian authorities have said they could consider closing down a hospital at the centre of national outrage over a woman who was left to die on the floor of the emergency room.
The Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor hospital, operated by the Los An...
Europe Mulls Turning Its Excess Wine into Bioethanol
Europe is contemplating turning its excess wine produce into bioethanol.
The European Commission is putting final touches to the plan.
Commission officials have, however, made it clear that this will be the last time the EU will subsidize such a move.
Michael Mann, commiss...
Australia Mulls New Accreditation For Overseas Doctors
Australia is finalising an assessment method for the accreditation of medical specialists from abroad, but many fear it could slow down //or even block the placement of much-needed doctors and other health professionals in the country.
Australian Health Minister Tony Abbott has given his suppor...