US FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

  • Cigar smoking not a safe alternative to cigarettes Yesterday

    Washington: Cigar smoking is associated with many of the same fatal conditions as cigarette smoking, a new study has warned. Researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carried out a systematic review of studies about cigar smoking and all-cause and smoking-related mortality to gain more comprehensive information about the...
  • US: NRI's energy drink under scrutiny for 13 deaths November 16, 2012

    New York: A popular energy drink, produced by a company founded by an IndianAmerican billionaire, has come under the scanner in the US after reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to the energy shots. However, Lucknowborn CEO of '5Hour Energy', Manoj Bhargava dismissed the allegations against his firm as "false"...
  • Diabetes drug may be bad for heart: Report February 21, 2010

    An internal report by the US Food and Drug Administration has said that common diabetes drug Rosiglitazone comes with a risk of heart attacks. Sold by GSK under the name Avandia, the drug reportedly causes fluid retention. A US Senate report has alleged that drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks....
  • Pain in the back? Replace that backbone January 8, 2008

    New Delhi: It is a spine surgery with a difference. It is a part of India's first artificial spinal disc replacement using a new implant called Prodisc C short for cervical approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just last month. Experts say this replacement surgery...