New graphic cigarette warning labels released last month by the Food and Drug Administration already appear to be having one desired effect: an increase in "quit smoking" queries to the national 1-800-QUIT-NOW smoking cessation line, the Associated Press reported Saturday.
As part of this year's National Association of Chain Drug Stores Marketplace Conference in Boston, which came to a close Tuesday, NACDS conference exhibitors and Conventions C.A.R.E. dispersed 6.5 tons of consumer goods to various charitable organizations throughout the Greater Boston community.
Adding an investigational drug for Type 2 diabetes to the common generic drug metformin helped control blood sugar in patients who could not control their blood sugar with metformin alone, according to results of a late-stage clinical study.
Important safety information often is missing from drug labels, while some pharmacies don’t include medication guides required by the federal government, according to a new investigation by Consumer Reports.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday initiated another recall at the retail level of one product lot (60,912 bottles) of Tylenol extra strength caplets in 225-count bottles because of a small number of odor reports, including a musty, moldy odor.
Legislation has been introduced that would require stricter labeling requirements of cosmetics and personal care products and give the Food and Drug Administration recall authority for products that are misbranded, adulterated or otherwise fail to meet safety standards.