The New Age has made huge inroads into the healthcare industry, especially in the area of self-help “cures” in the form of everything from pills to chi machines. However, New Age miracles are usually more hype than fact, which is why consumers would be wise to review new guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on how to spot a fraud before it costs them their money – and their health.
After a Texas court decided that approval of the abortion pill, mifepristone, was invalid and ordered the drug off the market, an appeals court has decided to temporarily allow access, but is requiring the Food and Drug Administration to restore critical safeguards to chemical abortion drugs while the lawsuit proceeds.
U.S. Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk for the Northern District of Texas, a Trump appointee, will hold a hearing on a case concerning FDA approval of chemical abortion drugs in this country that could result in forcing these dangerous drugs off the market.
BMC writes: “My friends and I are baby boomers who are always looking for ways to stay young. We’ve heard about these new ‘young blood infusions’ as a way to do this. Does it work and is there anything New Age about this kind of treatment?”
The sale and implantation of the permanent birth control device, Essure, which has led to the death of at least four women and causes pain so severe some women report becoming suicidal, has been suspended in the EU for three months pending additional information.
KC writes: “I was just seen by a naturopath at a holistic store and she used the Asyra machine. She told me that this machine was approved by the FDA in detecting illnesses. She said that this machine has been used since the 1970’s and is recognized by licensed doctors in Europe. Is this information correct? Finding many conflicting reports online.”
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to stay away from “homeopathic” human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) weight loss products that are sold in the form of oral drops, pellets and sprays. They can be purchased online or in retail stores.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that the recall of popular food products containing salmonella-infected hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), which includes foods from Pringles to Herr’s Potato chips, is likely to expand.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is delaying a bid by biotech company Geron Corp. to become the first to conduct human trials with embryonic stem cells, pending review of new studies.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to stop using the popular homeopathic cold remedy, Zicam, because of hundreds of reports of people losing their sense of smell after using the product.