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Potent rhino pills outlast anything–even the arrest of their creator

Despite the arrest of their creator, rhino pills, over-the-counter sex supplements for men, continue to be sold despite troubling side effects. In rare cases, people who took the pills have suffered life-threatening injuries. Some researchers question why the FDA hasn’t cracked down further on products it knows are in violation of the law.... Read more»0

String of fatal poisonings from toxic hand sanitizer highlights limits of FDA powers

Toxicologists in New Mexico and Arizona caught wind of a disturbing trend in May. Adults had been hospitalized after drinking hand sanitizer made with methanol.... Read more»0

Doctors raise concerns over the safety of 'keepsake' ultrasound photos

The FDA has repeatedly urged pregnant women to avoid medically unnecessary ultrasounds, saying it is aware of “several enterprises” in the U.S. that perform ultrasounds on pregnant women for entertainment’s sake and then sell the images as keepsake photographs and videos.... Read more»0

On prowl for bogus claims about coronavirus treatments, FDA targets Miracle Mineral Solution

In its attempted crackdown on bogus coronavirus remedies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has encountered an old nemesis: a “miracle” solution made of chlorine dioxide that experts say is akin to drinking bleach.... Read more»0

Arizona ranked among worst states for laws that can stem traffic deaths

Drunk drivers, motorcyclists and young or distracted motorists make up the majority of those involved in fatal vehicle crashes, and many states are failing to pass key safety measures that could prevent such deaths, according to a new report by a highway safety group.... Read more»0

In echo of notorious safety scandal, Toyota settled hundreds of sudden-acceleration cases

Without admitting liability, Toyota since 2014 has settled 537 claims blaming sudden acceleration for crashes that killed or seriously injured people, according to a court document Toyota filed last month. ... Read more»0