Tag: Drug Administration
The development and widespread adoption of so-called “antibiotics”—drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection—has helped billions of people live longer, healthier lives. But all this tinkering with nature hasn’t come without a cost.
As consumers prepare for Halloween, the Virginia Board of Optometry is supporting the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to caution against the use of non-corrective, decorative contact lenses.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran to announce the creation of a Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Task Force.
Palm oil may be a good substitute for trans fats in that it stays solid at room temperature and is therefore useful as a food additive in things like snack bars. But it isn’t much healthier.
Augusta Health, a leading health care provider in the Shenandoah Valley, now proudly offers to cardiac patients a less invasive, highly reliable implantable defibrillator: the Boston Scientific S-ICD® System (S-ICD).
United Way of Greater Augusta and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed up to make prescriptions more affordable for those without insurance or even those who have insurance that doesn’t cover the medicine.
Added nutrients in the processed foods we eat could indeed be too much of a good thing, especially for kids.
Virginia livestock producers treat their animals with antibiotics when they are sick, but meat and milk from animals with antibiotics in their systems doesn’t end up on store shelves.
Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met with White House Drug Policy Acting Director Michael Botticelli to discuss the opioid crisis in Virginia and next steps to combat the epidemic.
Work involving epilepsy family Tracie Thomas, Dr. Paul Lyons and the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia has led to Food and Drug Administration approval for compassionate use for the cannabis oil epidolex for three Virginia patients.
Dr. Henry I. Miller, former director of the Office of Biotechnology at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, argues that conventional farming—which uses synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and often genetically modified (GM) seed stock to maximize yields—is actually better for the environment, producing more food and using less water compared to organic farming.
Developed in the 1950s to strengthen plastics and epoxy resins, BPA is today used in a wide range of products, including many plastic food and drink containers, the lining of most cans, some paper products, and dental sealants.
Although we have come a long way in recent years with regard to the safety and sustainability of our food supply, we still have a long way to go.
The American Farm Bureau Federation voiced support on April 9 for legislation in Congress that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority on the use and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients.
Today, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg expressing concern that recent FDA approval of Zohydro ER could have a negative impact on Virginia communities.