March 2, 2011 |
The Food and Drug Administration plans to remove some unapproved prescription cough, cold and allergy medicines now sitting on store shelves, the agency announced Wednesday. The products, which may be inappropriately labeled for use by infants and young children, could pose an unnecessary risk because they haven't been tested for safety and efficacy, the FDA said. Some may have risky ingredients, and others -- marketed as 'timed release' -- may release active ingredients too slowly, too quickly or inconsistently.
March 2, 2011 |
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered the makers of about 500 unapproved prescription cough and cold medicines to get them off the market because they have not been proven safe and effective. The drugs have been linked to a few relatively minor problems, such as drowsiness and irritability, but the FDA is concerned that medical problems associated them may be significantly underreported. "We have some specific safety concerns with some of them," Deb Autor, head of compliance in the FDA's drug office, said in a telephone news conference.
July 16, 1995 |
TALES FROM THE GERONIMO: My Seduction by Junk and Desert Dreams by Scott Frank (Grove Press: $20; 257 pp.). Late in this account of heavy-duty drug addiction Scott Frank writes that for many years he had but two frames of mind; one was "Soon," waiting to feel better; the other was "Now," feeling good.
September 14, 1985 |
The longtime physician for Willie Mays said in a television interview Friday that the Hall of Fame outfielder was using a prescription cough syrup at the time a former teammate said Mays kept a stimulant mixture in his locker. Mays' name came up Thursday when John Milner, who played with Mays on the 1973 New York Mets, testified in federal court in Pittsburgh that Mays kept a "really nasty" stimulant nicknamed "red juice" in his locker.
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March 10, 2000 |
A Huntington Beach woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that she acted as a middleman in a conspiracy to illegally transport and sell a prescription drug. Bail was set at $100,000 for Linetta Wilson, 32, and co-defendant Andrea DeWitt, 24, who also pleaded not guilty. Both were being held late Thursday in the Orange County Jail.
March 19, 2013 |
Lil Wayne was reportedly released from an L.A. hospital Monday after a nearly weeklong stay that set off a social media frenzy regarding the rapper's health. Mack Maine, president of Lil Wayne's record label, wrote late Monday on Twitter that the rapper had been discharged from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was headed home. "God is great," he added. PHOTOS: Rapper Lil Wayne a.k.a. Dwayne Carter Moments later, the rapper and record executive Birdman, who often refers to himself as Lil Wayne's father, tweeted , "God Bless.my son just release frm hospital.thanks 4 all tha luv. " The news of Lil Wayne's discharge followed a weekend of intense speculation over the condition of the rapper, who had been admitted to Cedars-Sinai on March 12 after having a seizure, according to an associate.