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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: The only legal body according to the constitution is the judicial branch. The legislative branch (congress) makes the laws, including the regulations ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience in General Practice
Protect your health: The website of the us food and drug administration has a headline that states their purpose is to "protect and promote your health". They do this b ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
FDA: Stands for food & drug administration, agency that regulates & monitors pharmacopia.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Many disappoint: A series of different level studies must show the medicine is safe, that there's a reasonable chance it will be helpful, and only then can a controlle ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Somnapure: Somnapure is a nutritional supplement and therefore not regulated by the fda.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: http://www.myalli.com/alli/fda-approved/.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Provigil is an FDA prescription drug used mostly for narcolepsy or excessive daytime sleepiness from other causes. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scrip ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: No.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Fanapt (iloperidone) approved Yes: FDA approved: Yes (First approved May 6th, 2009) Brand name: Fanapt Generic name: iloperidone Company: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Treatment for: ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Probably never will: Many of the drugs we use in pediatric oncology are never approved by the fda for treatment of a particular pediatric cancer. Once it gains fda approva ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Non-prescription medication does not require fda approval. No one knows if it's safe. And if it actually worked, why do the commercials state in small ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Ivabradine: From what i can find, the cost to the company making it in france to get it approved in the us would not be worth the investment for them so what i've ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
35 years experience in Dermatology
FDA approved none: The fda regulates drugs, not cosmetics. Therefore, a cosmetic manufacturer can make any claim they want and can get away with it, true or not, as lon ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
All the time: Yes, all the time. So does the cdc, the nih, and even the dea. Plus the manufacturers themselves are fairly exacting in their discussion of safety and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No.: It seems to have proven efficacy. Fda approval is difficult to obtain, and is not necessary for access to this treatment. There will likely be more ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience in General Practice
Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not in the PDR: A search through the current physician's desk reference fails to show this drug, or its generic equivalent, as fda approved. Reputed to relieve tensio ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Neff
Dr. Marc Neff answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Weight loss medicine: There are actually 100 different medicines for blood pressure, 10 categories of medicines for diabetes, but very few fda approved medicines for weight ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Listed as a food supplement, many herbal products are not regulated by the fda.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Domperidone: " FDA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, c ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Terbutaline: To approve a drug for a specific indication, the drug must be studied for that indication. The manufacturer of terbutaline would then present the dat ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Every medication: has potential side effects.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Check it out: Fda recalls web site list all the recalled medical equipment.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
2010: October 19, 2010

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