Product Alerts and Safety
Evaluating Electrodermal Screening
The validity of electrodermal screening, a popular alternative diagnostic tool used to detect allergies, has been challenged by a study published earlier this year in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
FDA Warns Distributors of Weight Loss Supplements About Misleading Ads
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to 16 dietary supplement distributors making false and misleading claims for weight loss products promoted over the internet.
Ephedra Ban Lifted
Ephedra ban lifted.
Are you Consuming Too Much Vitamin A?
Recent studies have found that too much vitamin A is associated with an increased risk of fracture. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine followed 2322 men in Sweden for 30 years and found that the fracture risk was greatest in men with the highest serum levels of the vitamin A compound, retinol.
Ear candling is a practice that is believed to remove ear wax. Learn the benefits, risks, evidence, and regulation of ear candling.
Herbal Breast Enlargement - Does It Work? Is it Safe?
Recently, there has been a rise in the number of Internet ads promoting herbal breast enlargement. The ads are enticing, offering a non-surgical, "natural" way to increase breast size and firmness. They cite health experts and scientific research. Does it sound too good to be true? Let's examine the issue.
Prostate Cancer Herbal Remedy Taken Off the Market
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers to stop taking the dietary supplement/herbal product PC SPES and SPES because they contain undeclared prescription drug ingredients that could cause serious health effects if not taken under medical supervision.
FDA Clears Medicinal Leeches
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has for the first time cleared the commercial marketing of leeches for medicinal purposes.