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Recochem Inc. recalls Sonic Brake Fluid DOT 3 in white 350 mL bottle


The product was labelled as Brake Fluid DOT 3, but contains Power Steering Fluid. Using this product could result in a failure of the braking system.

Pali Design recalls Isabella Moses Basket Bassinet


Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these bassinets do not meet the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations in Canada.

FDA Working to Lift Barriers to Generic Drug Competition


By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Too many patients are being priced out of the medicines they need. While FDA doesn’t have a direct role in drug pricing, we can take steps to help address this problem by facilitating increased competition in the market for prescription drugs through the approval of lower-cost, generic medicines. Over the last […]

Kreative Kids, Inc. recalls Children's Animal Hooded Bathrobes


The children’s robes fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Unauthorized sexual enhancement product "Super Panther 7K" seized from two Boutique Erotika stores in Quebec


Health Canada is advising Canadians that the unauthorized sexual enhancement product “Super Panther 7K,” labeled to contain a drug (yohimbe), may pose serious health risks. Health Canada seized the product from two Boutique Erotika stores in Quebec (11B St-Laurent Street, St-Eustache, QC, and 25 St-Georges Street, Saint-Jerome, QC).

FDA Science: Working at the Speed of Emerging Technologies


By Luciana Borio, M.D. Let’s face it, we’ve all gotten used to nearly instant access to almost anything. Today, with a tap of an app, we order a car ride, a book, or pizza for dinner. Need to navigate past traffic in downtown city streets? No problem. There’s an app for that, too. Some may […]

bblüv recalls the Nidö Mini 2 in 1 Travel Bed and Play Tent


Health Canada’s evaluation program has determined that these bassinets do not meet the requirements set out by the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations in Canada.

Fostering Medical Innovation: A Plan for Digital Health Devices


By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. It is incumbent upon FDA to ensure that we have the right policies in place to promote and encourage safe and effective innovation that can benefit consumers, and adopt regulatory approaches to enable the efficient development of these technologies. By taking an efficient, risk-based approach to our regulation, FDA can promote […]

Facing challenges with courage and humility in CFP

How Creative FDA Regulation Led to First-in-the-World Approval of a Cutting-Edge Heart Valve


By: Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., and Bram Zuckerman, M.D. Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health Nearly six years ago FDA approved an artificial transcatheter heart valve (THV) to treat patients having severe symptoms and life-threatening heart problems such as fainting, chest pain, heart failure, irregular heart rhythms, or […]

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