FDA Health Alerts

Taking its strongest steps to date against a burgeoning industry, the FDA issued a warning to women, their healthcare providers, and the laser device industry: energy based “vaginal rejuvenation” procedures marketed for “treatment of vaginal symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence, or sexual function” are not proven safe and effective,

For women considering breast implants after breast cancer surgery, trauma, injury, or breast augmentation simply for cosmetic reasons, the FDA wants you to be aware of an increased risk of a rare cancer associated with breast implants. A link between the rare cancer, known as BIA-ALCL (breast implant-acquired anaplastic large-cell

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the deaths of five patients who had liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems implanted to treat severe obesity. They are also warning healthcare providers to closely monitor their patients who have undergone the procedure. Intragastric balloon systems (gastric balloons) are medical devices

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Consumer Safety Alert warning consumers of a voluntary recall of all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets for inconsistent belladonna levels that may pose significant health risks to infants and children. Hyland’s baby

In only the second time in its history, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a ban on a medical device deemed too “dangerous” for use. Powdered medical gloves including patient examination gloves, powdered surgeons’ gloves and absorbable powder used to lubricate gloves, will be banned effective January