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Triclosan: FDA Publishes Questions and Answers Guide
The FDA has published a web page titled "Triclosan: What Consumers Should Know." Triclosan is an ingredient added to many consumer products to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. It is sometimes added to antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpastes, and cosmetics. Triclosan is not currently known to be hazardous to humans. But several scientific studies have come out since the last time the FDA reviewed this ingredient, including animal studies that showed that triclosan alters hormone regulation. Other studies in bacteria have raised the possibility that triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. In light of questions raised by recent animal studies of triclosan, the FDA is reviewing all of the available evidence on this ingredient's safety in consumer products. The FDA will communicate the findings of its review to the public in spring 2011. To view the FDA's web page about Triclosan, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm205999.htm
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Risperidone: Dr. Reddy's Recalls Several Lots
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc. is recalling several lots of Risperidone 2 mg and 4 mg tablets because the lots may not pass the manufacturer's routine tests for impurities. The following lot numbers are being recalled: 1) Risperidone Tablets, 2 mg - Lot numbers C82255, C82256, and C82507 2) Risperidone Tablets, 4 mg - Lot numbers C82260, C82261, C82262, C82517, C90426, and C95500 Risperidone is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the irritability associated with autism. This recall alert only applies to the select lots of the generic risperidone made by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc. No other risperidone products were involved in this recall. To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/ucm208729.htm
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2010-04-20 Triclosan: FDA Publishes Questions and Answers Guide Triclosan FDA
2010-04-20 Risperidone: Dr. Reddy's Recalls Several Lots Risperidone FDA
2010-04-20 Glycopyrrolate: Corepharma LLC Issues Recall Glycopyrrolate FDA
2010-04-20 Apotex Recalls One Lot of Fluticasone Nasal Spray Fluticasone Nasal FDA
2010-04-20 Apotex Recalls Two Lots of Ipratropium Nasal Solution Ipratropium FDA
2010-04-15 Asthma and COPD Inhalers That Contain Ozone-depleting CFCs to be Phased Out; Alternative Treatments Available Maxair FDA
2010-04-15 Asthma and COPD Inhalers That Contain Ozone-depleting CFCs to be Phased Out; Alternative Treatments Available Albuterol Sulfate with Ipratropium Bromide FDA
2010-04-15 Asthma and COPD Inhalers That Contain Ozone-depleting CFCs to be Phased Out; Alternative Treatments Available Flunisolide Inhalation FDA
2010-04-15 Asthma and COPD Inhalers That Contain Ozone-depleting CFCs to be Phased Out; Alternative Treatments Available Cromolyn Sodium FDA
2010-04-15 Asthma and COPD Inhalers That Contain Ozone-depleting CFCs to be Phased Out; Alternative Treatments Available Triamcinolone Inhalation FDA
2010-04-15 Asthma and COPD Inhalers That Contain Ozone-depleting CFCs to be Phased Out; Alternative Treatments Available Metaproterenol FDA
2010-04-15 Asthma and COPD Inhalers That Contain Ozone-depleting CFCs to be Phased Out; Alternative Treatments Available Nedocromil FDA
2010-04-13 Voluntary Recall of Several Zyrtec Products Cetirizine Manufacturer
2010-04-13 Voluntary Recall of Several Infants' Motrin Products Ibuprofen Manufacturer
2010-04-13 Voluntary Recall of Several Children's Tylenol and Infants' Tylenol Products Acetaminophen Manufacturer
2010-04-13 Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of Claritin Eye Drops Loratadine Manufacturer
2010-04-13 Oftalmi Announces Recall of the Camolyn Eye Drops Product Line Naphazoline FDA
2010-04-13 FDA Updates Healthcare Professionals on Suspension of Use of Rotarix Vaccine Rotavirus Vaccine FDA
2010-04-13 Recall of Select Lots of Selenium Sulfide Shampoo, 2.25% Selenium FDA
2010-04-13 Select Lots of Clearasil Ultra Recalled Because Lot Code Can Be Removed Benzoyl Peroxide FDA