Food and Drug Administration

Parents Meet PALCOHOL ~ Just Add Water!

Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PALCOHOL – AKA Powdered Alcohol We want to take just a few minutes today to introduce our readers to PALCOHOL, short for powdered alcohol. Yes, we said powdered. PALCOHOL comes in a one ounce 4 X 6 inch package and according to the latest news on March 10, 2015, PALCOHOL received...
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Proposed Hydrocodone Combination Products Reclassification

Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA to submit formal recommendation to HHS regarding reclassifying hydrocodone This heading seems straightforward. Don’t you think? It might surprise you to learn more about the steps involved in reclassifying a drug. On October 24, 2013, Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research issued a formal...
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FDA Requires New Addiction Warning Labels For Opioid Analgesics

Labels really are a part of our daily routine… How many times during the course of a day do you read a label? Maybe you stop to read a food label to determine how many calories are in the product or the number of sodium milligrams or whether or not the product is stale dated or even...
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SAMHSA Reports: ER Visits Increased By 220% Resulting From Zolpidem Use

Once again Zolpidem is in the news… On May 1, 2013, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a press release announcing that according to a new report there is a sharp rise in emergency departments visits which involve zolpidem (the sleep medication).  The report referenced is: Emergency Department Visits for Adverse...
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FDA Issues Sleep Aids Dosage Safety Announcement

 “Waking Up” to a TV Ad Television ads are designed to grab our attention. Did you ever notice that pharmaceuticals ads spend a lot of time discussing side-effects, warnings, and a suggestion not to start any new medication without first checking with your doctor and/or pharmacist?  This morning we saw a new ad for Intermezzo....
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