A recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential Matt Yurus reports.
A government watchdog is warning the FDA its food recall process is not adequate, and sometimes dangerous. An inspector general is issuing the rare alert, saying the FDA's lack of effective recall procedures left some consumers "at risk of illness or death." Only on "CBS This Morning" Anna Werner spoke with the investigator working on the audit.
Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/aRpHrJ The latest egg recall that caused a salmonella outbreak raises questions about whether the Food and Drug Administration can handle its job. Betty Ann Bowser looks at how large quantities of imported pharmaceuticals and food are straining the FDA safety net.
FDA issues nationwide egg recall
FDA chief Margaret Hamburg says the source of contamination is still under investigation and advises consumers to visit FoodSafety.gov to identify recalled products.
There have been about 30 food recalls across the country just this month. So why are we hearing about more food recalls than in the past? John Lauritsen talks with a food science expert (2:18). WCCO 4 News At 10 – September 20, 2016
The United States FDA has ordered a recall for about half a million internet-connected pacemakers manufactured by Abbot Health over fears of hacking vulnerabilities. According Engadget, the vulnerability will be addressed with an update to the devices' firmware. However, the recall may have a negative effect on the public's perception of connected health devices. According to Business Insider, if consumers grow skeptical about the benefit of these devices, it could prevent global connected health device spending from reaching the heights many experts currently predict. http://www.businessinsider.com/fda-recalls-500000-internet-pacemakers-hacking-fears-2017-9 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
FDA Issues Massive Meat Recall
Chris Waldrop, Director of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America, says the Food and Drug Administration has done a good job handling a massive egg recall, but adds the agency needs more authority to prevent outbreaks. (Aug. 23)
The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients that about a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain drugs and common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X made at a Novartis manufacturing plant. (Jan. 9)