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Has Government Shutdown Impacted Drug Safety?

Has Government Shutdown Impacted Drug Safety?

With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown, is it having an impact on the FDA’s ability to continue its drug safety responsibilities?

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Why It’s Time to Give the FDA Power to Regulate Supplements

Why It’s Time to Give the FDA Power to Regulate Supplements

Unlike drugs, supplements can be marketed the need for trials or FDA approval. This has led to them causing harm. It’s time to treat supplements like drugs.

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2018: A MedShadow and FDA Year in Review

2018: A MedShadow and FDA Year in Review

A reflection on Medshadow’s biggest accomplishments for 2018 as well as a look back at some of the most important actions – and inactions – from the FDA.

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If You Take Supplements, Lower Expectations of What They Can Do

If You Take Supplements, Lower Expectations of What They Can Do

Many people mistakenly believe that supplements can be magic pills that can prevent disease. They are to address nutrient deficiencies, says a new paper.

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How Patients Could Be Harmed If Kratom is Banned

How Patients Could Be Harmed If Kratom is Banned

The DEA reportedly is set ban kratom by making it a Schedule 1 substance. Has the DEA, FDA and other agencies ignored the benefits of the popular herb?