The FDA and the FTC have issued letters to companies warning them that they are selling illegal homeopathic HCG weight-loss drugs that have not been approved by the FDA.
FDA has warned eight surgical centers and a marketing firm about misleading advertising of the Lap-Band device that is implanted in a surgery called gastric banding to help adults eat less and lose weight.
An estimated 550 to 650 surgical fires happen every year in U.S. operating rooms. The FDA is building a coalition of public and private healthcare organizations to prevent surgical fire medical errors.
When a medical device is inadequately cleaned and disinfected patients may be exposed to “microscopic amounts of blood, body fluids, and tissue from other patients,” according to a Consumer Update released by the FDA.