Archive for the ‘FDA’ Category

New FDA warnings for Levaquin and other Fluoroquinolones.

Below is a nice write-up in the Huffington Post about the new warnings for Levaquin and other fluoroquinolones. Johnson & Johnson has been sitting on this information for years but decided to put profits over people. Such moral indifference by this company and the FDA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-s-mitchell/why-the-fdas-new-warning-_b_9951542.html

FDA Requires Label Change for Potential Irreversible Peripheral Neuropathy for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics.

FDA mandates label change for potential irreversible peripheral neuropathy for Fluoroquinolones. This warning is long overdue. http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm365050.htm

FDA Bad Ad Program

Thanks to Aaron Melvin for his help on this website. Hopefully we can get some doctors and other healthcare providers to submit a complaint regarding misleading Levaquin promotion. http://www.fdabadad.com/

Antibiotics in animals.

Good news on court ruling. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/akar/court_tells_fda_dont_delay_on.html

What to do about the growing menace of adverse drug reactions | Richard Schiffman

Good read… http://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/commentisfree/2012/jul/10/growing-menace-adverse-drug-reactions?post_gdp=true

FDA Conflict of Rules Loosened

Good article from Pharmalot: http://www.pharmalot.com/2012/06/fda-panel-conflict-rules-loosened-by-pdufa/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pharmalot+%28Pharmalot%29

Businessweek article: FDA considers stockpiling Levaquin & Cipro.

Businessweek article. The FDA considers increasing stockpiles of Levaquin & Cipro. The FDA will hear arguments for the wider availability of ciprofloxacin and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Levaquin to treat any terrorist-initiated outbreak of pneumonic plague, according to documents on the FDA’s website. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-04-02/home-stockpiles-of-anthrax-kits-not-the-best-idea-fda-says

FDA Revolving Door Keeps on Twirling.

I received a phone call a few weeks ago from a very determined Levaquin advocate. She was very upset. She told me that Dr. Karen Weiss has left the FDA to go work for Johnson & Johnson, the company that markets Levaquin. The Levaquin advocate said she was informed of this from a doctor who has a sister that [...]

FDA May Prosecute More Pharmaceutical Executives.

FDA May Prosecute More Pharmaceutical Execs. http://www.pharmalot.com/2010/03/fda-oversight-of-criminal-investigations-is-lax/ 37 Comments By Ed Silverman // March 4th, 2010 // 8:43 am The FDA plans to increase misdemeanor prosecutions of industry execs as it looks to refocus its Office of Criminal Investigations (see this letter to the Senate Finance committee). The move comes in response to a new [...]

Sick Citizens vs. the FDA. GHB for sleep mentioned.

  Here is an interesting four minute video about a couple of citizens circumventing the FDA to get substances to help their situation. They are simply trying to stay alive. I feel the FDA protects the pharmaceutical industry and that there are many known substances that can give sick people a better quality of life. I don’t promote using GHB, or prescription [...]


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