U.S. Food and Drug Administration News

J&J CEO Testified Baby Powder was Safe 13 Days Before FDA Bombshell

Facing off against a plaintiff’s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the company’s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company’s iconic brand was safe. “We unequivocally believe that our talc and …

Walmart Suspends Sales of Zantac as Tainted-Pill Worries Grow

Walmart Inc. plans to suspend the sale of all over-the-counter versions of Zantac, becoming the latest retailer to take such a step as concern over the presence of cancer-causing contaminants in the stomach drug increases. The world’s largest retailer said …

Drugmaker Shredded Quality Documents Ahead of FDA Inspection

An India-based company that sells numerous drugs in the U.S., including ibuprofen, was caught attempting to dispose of quality-control records, calling into question the safety of its medicines. U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors said they found what appeared to …

Judge Orders FDA to Speed Up Review of E-Cigarettes

A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market. The ruling handed down Wednesday in district court states that the agency shirked its legal …

Louisiana Lawmakers Push Food Label Restrictions

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s lawmakers are on a labeling binge this year, pushing ahead with food classification restrictions on milk, rice, meat, sugar, shrimp, and crawfish as they try to assist the state’s agricultural industries. The protectionist measures are …