Nursing homes should ensure they are not serving potentially hazardous Uncle Ben's brand rice products, the Food and Drug Administration has announced.
Federal authorities are accepting comments through the first week of April on newly proposed stricter guidelines for blood glucose monitoring systems.
The US Food and Drug Administration recently requested that practitioners stop prescribing combination prescription pain medications that have more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per tablet, capsule, etc., due to the risk of liver damage. This is a good thing.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has drafted more stringent guidelines for blood glucose monitoring test systems used in nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare settings.
Last month, the FDA posted some new materials on bed rails and related products. This reiterated what should by now be the well-known hazards of entrapment and death when the bed user gets entangled within openings of the rail, or between the rail and the mattress or part of the bed frame.
Well, alrighty then. Looks like I didn't win the lottery. So I guess I'll have to buckle down and write yet another profound but cheeky blog post for this fine long-term care news magazine. Sure, I'm surprised. I felt really good about my chances. But I grew up in a church whose pioneers believed we'd all be taken to heaven on Oct. 22, 1844, so I'm used to Great Disappointment.
It may be time to put away the antibacterial hand soap and body wash at home and the office. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday manufacturers of antibacterial products will have to prove the items are more effective than plain soap and water
The Food and Drug Administration has issued final guidance on mobile medical apps.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine for the prevention of H5N1 influenza, which is commonly known as bird flu.
Vizamyl, a radioactive diagnostic drug, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday. The drug, also known as flutemetamol F 18 injection, is used with positron emission tomography imaging for adults being evaluation for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it will seek restricted access to hydrocodone painkillers, prompting a concerned response from long-term care stakeholders.
Hyperbaric oxygen chambers can be used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, and the government is fine with that. But regulators are becoming increasingly concerned about other benefits that are being ascribed to these devices.
Care Innovations™ Connect RCM (Remote Clinical Management) is now FDA-cleared for use in a home care setting, the company said.
Rehrig Healthcare announced its SharpsTank® Reusable Sharps Container Model TS received Food and Drug Administration approval to market the device as an FDA 510(k) cleared Class II medical device.
Individuals with treatment-resistant Clostridium difficile can undergo fecal transplants after giving informed consent, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced. This is a victory for providers, who pushed back after the FDA recently announced it would tighten regulations around the transplants.
Clostridium difficile poses a serious public health threat and potential treatments should be fast-tracked, the Food and Drug Administration stated in a newly proposed regulation.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to ease measures that limit patient access to the diabetes pill Avandia.
Every few days I read the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) news to see if there is anything relevant to eldercare that I should be aware of. Recently, I came across an extremely eye-opening item.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to ease measures that limit patient access to the diabetes pill Avandia. Many panelists, however, said precautions are still needed.
The Food and Drug Administration expanded an alert about NuVision Pharmacy of Dallas, TX, on Saturday. It said investigators found poor sterile production practices that raised concern about a lack of sterility assurance for the company's sterile drug products.
The Food and Drug Administration is moving to tighten regulations around fecal transplants, which research has shown to be an effective treatment for Clostridium difficile infection.
The Food and Drug Administration has officially approved Breo Ellipta, a much-anticipated new treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
AstraZeneca is not entitled to more exclusivity with its antischizophrenic medication, an appeals court agreed last week. The company had claimed its drug, Seroquel, deserved another three-year extension under the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.
The Food and Drug Administration has warned nurses, infection control staff and other caregivers to examine their medical bed mattress covers. Damaged or worn covers can allow blood and body fluids to penetrate the mattress, causing an infection risk. Mattresses can be alternating pressure, non-powered flotation mattresses, or mattresses that are part of hospital beds.
Once again the war on drugs catches frail elder patients in the crosshairs. Basically a "drive by" that shouldn't happen.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new kind of type 2 diabetes drug to help better control glucose levels. Invokana prevents the kidney from reabsorbing glucose, according to the FDA.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new kind of type 2 diabetes drug to help better control glucose levels. Invokana is the first diabetes treatment approved in a new class of drugs known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new kind of type 2 diabetes drug to help better control glucose levels.
Diabetes medications Januvia and Byetta significantly increase the risk of pancreatic inflammation, according to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers.
We insomniacs know sleep is important. We've read all the studies, usually late at night when we can't sleep. We're very aware that insomnia is shortening our lives, and that our knowledge of that fact is worsening our insomnia.