FDA warns of risk of genital gangrene linked to diabetes drugSeptember 6, 2018

USA Today reported the FDA announced that sodium–glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, a medication to treat diabetes, has been linked to cases of “necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum,” a “flesh eating” genital infection. USA Today added, “The warning comes after the FDA identified 12 cases of the disease in patients taking an SGLT2 inhibitor over the course …

FDA says consumers should avoid sunscreen pillsMay 24, 2018

CBS News reports on its website that the Food and Drug Administration says consumers should avoid pills marketed as offering sun protection, because they are ineffective. The agency “sent warning letters to companies illegally marketing and selling pills labeled as dietary supplements that make unproven claims about protecting consumers from the harms that come from sun …

FDA asks companies to stop selling oral anesthetics containing benzocaine for teething

Bloomberg News (5/23, Edney, 4.02M) reports the Food and Drug Administration asked companies “to voluntarily stop selling oral anesthetics that contain benzocaine to soothe teething pain,” because of “the risk of developing a potentially deadly condition that reduces oxygen levels in the blood.” The agency is also requesting all products containing the drug to warn …

FDA: Will be more aggressive in medical device risk warningsDecember 30, 2015

FDA says it will be more aggressive in warning about possible medical device risks STAT (reporters of health and medicine) stated that the Food and Drug Administration “said on Wednesday that it plans to take a far more aggressive stance in reporting on possible medical device hazards, in some cases issuing early warnings about safety risks …