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Fda (Overview)

Stands for food & drug administration, agency that regulates & monitors pharmacopia.


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Is fda a legal body?

Is fda a legal body?

No: The only legal body according to the constitution is the judicial branch. The legislative branch (congress) makes the laws, including the regulations that agencies such as the fda write. The fda is an agency that is related to the department of health & human services, part of the executive branch (the head of which is the president). ...Read more

Fda (Overview)

Stands for food & drug administration, agency that regulates & monitors pharmacopia.


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What does the fda do actually?

What does the fda do actually?

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 by approving the sale of new drugs/biologics/devices that have an impact on health, regulating and monitoring the food supply, and issuing recalls and alerts on unsafe products. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fda?

FDA: Stands for food & drug administration, agency that regulates & monitors pharmacopia. ...Read more

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How come so many drugs fail to be approved by fda?

How come so many drugs fail to be approved by fda?

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 controlled study be done to demonstrate clear benefit. Many new touted "breakthrough" drugs prove terribly disappointing. This is the reality -- there's no magic way to find miracle cures, but I've never believed in dark conspiracies either. ...Read more

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Have artificial discs been approved by the fda yet?

Have artificial discs been approved by the fda yet?

Yes: Several have been approved by the fda including but limited to charitÉ™ artificial disc, prodisc®-l total disc replacement, and prestige® cervical disc. If you feel you are a candidate for a disc replacement, you should talk to your pcp and to a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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If a drug is safe, why does fda take it off the market later?

New Information: New information on the long term effects, drug-drug or drug-food interactions, or other serious adverse events may lead to the recall of a previously approved medication. ...Read more

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Does the fda require drug companies to publish all their research?

No: And that is a problem. Sometimes, a drug company can withhold research that is not beneficial to their product but not of a primary concern. However, that "minor" concern may later be important if scores of patients get an adverse event. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if something is fda class 2 approved?

For what?: Are you talking about a medical device? If not, ask again and clarify. If so, here's the page with the info: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm194438.htm ...Read more

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How are food additives tested by the fda to prove they are safe to use?

How are food additives tested by the fda to prove they are safe to use?

Good question: The fda cannot absolutely "prove" any additive is safe to use. However, the fda is charged with determining whether there is "reasonable certainty" of no harm to consumers when additives are used as the company proposes. They use the best available science to examine this. Even if generally safe, a given additive may still cause individuals trouble. For more info: http://tinyurl. Com/mxkau9p. ...Read more

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What is the new drug the fda approved for weight? Does it control hunger?

What is the new drug the fda approved for weight? Does it control hunger?

Belviq (lorcaserin) or Alli: Diet and exercise still best way to control weight. Effects reported are minimal to moderate at best for control of appetite and weight loss in obese patients. Not for small amounts of weight loss due to side effects (headache, nausea, dizziness, thought process interference, etc). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about procedure even if fda rejected it. Can I take that?

Procedure: One does not usually take a procedure. It usually is done on you. Need more details. ...Read more

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How come the fda makes it harder to get new drugs in us than in other countries?

Consumer protection: Fda sets standards and disclosure requirements to protect us consumers. It does slow the approval process, and is often not very efficient. That said, the process and reporting requirements do offer a bit of assurance that it is safe and effective (not just the manufacturer's claims and advertising. ...Read more

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I have hard of i-brite and wnated to know if it is FDA approved and if it works>?

If you want: Your teeth brightened do it safely at your dentist so the enamel is preserved. Doing it at home is more expensive at home due to risk of enamels damage and further work needed to your teeth Why risk it talk to your dentist ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, I would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Is somnapure fda approved?

Somnapure: Somnapure is a nutritional supplement and therefore not regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Is guggul regulated by the fda?

No: Listed as a food supplement, many herbal products are not regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Why is ivabradine not fda approved?

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 doubts it will be presented with appropriate data to the fda to consider. ...Read more

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Could the fda allow bugs in our food?

Could the fda allow bugs in our food?

Unclear: I'm not clear on your question. The FDA does not allow pathogens or bugs in the food supply. However, there are so few food inspectors that they can't inspect everything. So, yes, it is possible that "bugs" get into the food. The FDA was created in the early 20th century because real live bugs would be in the meat supply - read "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. ...Read more

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Does the FDA classify a coconut as a nut?

Does the FDA classify a coconut as a nut?

It does, it is WRONG: Like many government agencies, the FDA makes mistakes. It does classify coconuts as a "tree nut" but it's wrong. No botanist would agree that coconuts are true nuts. See http://www. Fda. Gov/ForIndustry/FDABasicsforIndustry/ucm238807.htm for the FDA's classification.
See http://www. Loc. Gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/coconut. Html
for the Library of Congress's discussion of why coconuts are drupes, a fruit! ...Read more

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Why did the fda reject bpa ban? Lobbyists?

Not enough evidence: Use of bpa and human exposure is so very low that it is impossible to determine extent or risk at this point in time. Studies completed are not conclusive enough to demand withdrawal. Nothing to do with lobbyists in my opinion. Studies show micro doses are metabolized and excreted from the body very quickly, limiting potential damage. ...Read more

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Does fda publish information on drug safety?

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 side effects. ...Read more

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Iloperidone is it officially approved by FDA?

Fanapt (iloperidone) approved Yes: FDA approved: Yes (First approved May 6th, 2009)
Brand name: Fanapt
Generic name: iloperidone
Company: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Treatment for: Schizophrenia
Fanapt (iloperidone) is a 5HT2/D2 antagonist (atypical) antipsychotic for the treatment of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What is Agomelatine and why not approve of fda?

Agomelatine: Is a Melatonergic antidepressant, removed in Oct. 2011 due to effect on liver & kidneys. ...Read more

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Why has domperidone not been approved by the fda?

Domperidone: " FDA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." (https://www. Nabp. Net/news/domperidone-not-fda-approved-should-not-be-marketed-in-the-us-fda-stresses) ...Read more

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Do glutathione pills need to be approved by fda before taking it?

Glutathione pills: Glutathione pills are considered supplements and not drugs, so they do not have to be approved by the FDA. ...Read more

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Is optimumnutrition seriousmass gainer approved by fda.?? is it safe to take.??

Unsure: WIthout seeing the full ingredients it is hard to say, but most of these are laden with whey protein. As for FDA, most supplements I believe are not under the jurisdiction of the FDA. I would tell you to just eat right and exercise. If you are healthy otherwise and are looking to add muscle weight, some will say to have 1 gram of protein for every kilogram of body weight you are daily. ...Read more

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