I love nothing more than a good anti-bacterial scrub under scalding water, getting into every crack and crevice, prying under each nail bed, slapping and clapping my sudsy hands until they’re lobster red, then standing by the bathroom door until some rube turns the shit-smeared knob for me. Too bad that a lot of the…
EpiPen, the life-saving allergy product, is now a $1 billion a year business for Mylan, a drug company that’s currently enduring a wave of bad publicity over the extraordinary surge in EpiPen pricing. In 2007, an EpiPen cost about $57. Today that price has skyrocketed to over $600—all for about $1 worth of injectable…
Everybody knows you’re “not supposed” to eat raw cookie dough, but everybody does it anyway. However, the FDA has just issued a warning that you really, really shouldn’t—just in case you’re the type of sheeple who lets the food safety authorities tell you how to live your life.
Our long national nightmare is over: Kind actually CAN call its granola bars “healthy,” when all is said and done.
The U.S. Food and Drug Association has approved new label changes for mifepristone—the drug used with misoprostol to induce abortions—that will make access to medication abortions harder to limit.
Yesterday, the FDA announced that Essure, a popular sterilization implant, could have serious side effects and ordered Bayer to conduct new safety trials on the device. In addition, the FDA drafted a “black box” warning for Essure’s label, a measure that is reserved for drugs with “life-threatening risks.”
The Food and Drug Administration has reformed its mandate on gay men giving blood. Gay men are now permitted to donate blood—just so long as it’s been 12 months since their last sexual encounter.
The Food and Drug administration is making it harder for teens to achieve that perfect glow by banning anyone under 18 from being able to use an indoor tanning device. New regulations would also require people over 18 to sign an acknowledgment form that says they are aware of the risks. “Today’s action is intended to…
It turns out you can have eggless mayo—sort of—but you legally can’t refer to it as “Just Mayo” unless “just” means, like, “justice.”
Kim Kardashian will probably think twice next time she considers asking her 42 million Instagram followers to double-tap her prescription drug endorsements. The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to the makers of Diclegis (a morning sickness drug she promoted last month) asking them to “stop ‘misbranding’ the…
If you’re a caffeine lover who has fantasized about innovative new ways to consume your drug of choice, there’s now an e-cigarette that is sure to get your attention. Caffeine inhalers with names like Eagle Energy Vapor are now being marketed to those who want a quick shot of caffeine without actually drinking an…
An FDA advisory committee voted to recommend approval of flibanserin, which would become the first drug to treat low libido in women (in anyone, for that matter—Viagra treats erectile dysfunction, not libido).
An injectable drug that targets fat below the chin is now FDA-approved.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has introduced the Robin Danielson Act, a piece of legislation that would require the National Institutes of Health to put money into the research of feminine hygiene products and their possible negative side effects. Surprised that that’s not already a requirement? Well, try this for…
Another day, another reminder that packaging is pretty, pretty lies. Specifically, you might want to throttle back on your Kind bar consumption, because those snacks are not actually some magical fruit-and-nut-filled shortcut to wellness.
Another day, another reminder that you can’t always trust what’s on the side of a pill bottle, and just because it says “all natural” doesn’t make it the same thing as a bran muffin. This time it’s weight-loss supplements, which could very well contain something a lot like amphetamines.
Considering that fourth cup of coffee? Go right ahead, says a panel of experts. (Just don't blame them if you get the jitters then maybe freak out on a colleague.)
The FDA recently "relaxed" its outright ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, changing its policy to allow donations with the caveat that donors remain celibate for one year prior to giving blood. This PSA, created by GLAAD and Gay Men's Health Crisis and starring Alan Cumming, calls bullshit.
FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg announced today in a statement that the FDA has lifted its outright ban (in FDA-speak, "indefinite deferral") on gay men donating blood, shifting their policy to allow donations from gay men who have not had sex with other men in the past year: