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FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: December 2009

editor's note: The following is a public notice the FDA posted on its website to alert consumers to the drugs that have some safety issue.

This week is the National Influenza Vaccination Week

Editor's note: The CDC released the latest issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Jan 8 to announce that the week beginning on Jan 10 is designated as the National Influenza Vaccination Week....
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UK expected to raise alcohol price

By Jimmy Downs The UK government is considering introducing minimum pricing for alcohol in hopes that the new measure will help cut abuse and costs in ...
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FDA Warns Public of Continued Extortion Scam by FDA Impersonators (PR)

FDA NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate Release: Dec. 29, 2009 Media Inquiries: Tom Gasparoli, 301-796-4737, thomas.gasparoli@fda.hhs.govConsumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA Warns Public of Continued Extortion Scam by FDA ImpersonatorsThe U.S. ...
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Disposal by Flushing of Certain Unused Medicines

Disposal by Flushing of Certain Unused Medicines: What You Should Know   Medicines play an important role in treating certain conditions and diseases, but they must be ...
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Where can I buy Treasury Securities directly from the U.S. government?

By Jimmy Downs Treasurydirect.gov is the website where you can buy and redeem securities directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, according to Treasury Direct. At ...
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FDA MedWatch - Meridia (sibutramine): Early Communication about cardiovascular events

Audience: Cardiology and endocrinology healthcare professionals FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that it is reviewing preliminary data from a recent study suggesting that patients ...
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What should I ask when considering a layaway plan?

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), layaway purchase plans are designed for people who want to buy products and services without using credit or ...
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What are some resources for caregivers?

Caregivers are people who take care of other adults, often parents or spouses, or children with special medical needs. Usually, caregivers take care of elderly ...
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FDA Warns Online Sellers: No More Flavored Cigarettes

By Rachel Stockton Web companies that sell flavored cigarettes online have been given an official warning from the FDA to immediately stop selling those products.  Even ...
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