The U.S. Food and Drug Administration exists to protect and promote the public's health. It does this by regulating a variety of products, among which are pharmaceutical drugs. Previously on this blog, we discussed what could inspire the FDA to ask for a drug recall. These issues included such things as flaws in a drug's manufacturing process or a drug that is believed to pose a health threat to consumers.
But before requesting a recall, the dangers posed by a drug must be brought to the FDA's attention. There are several possible ways the organization may receive information that could lead to a recall request:
● The FDA is contacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also known as the CDC.
● The FDA makes a determination regarding the prospects for a recall after inspecting a manufacturing facility.
● The FDA is contacted by a company that has discovered a problem.
Testosterone therapy has become a common method of trying to treat a variety of physical symptoms experienced by men. There are a number of products on the market aimed at men who want to counter the effects of decreased testosterone production, also known as "low-T."
If a dog is properly trained and cared for, it will likely never cause anyone a moment?s distress. Likewise, if a dog?s owner prevents the dog from roaming freely throughout a neighborhood, then it will have little opportunity to get into trouble. Unfortunately, not everyone is willing to take on the responsibilities of dog ownership.
Typically, we think of lower testosterone levels as being an issue for men who are around 50 years of age or older. However, it is possible for men much younger to experience low testosterone. Given that there is so much paid publicity circulating through the media about testosterone therapy, a younger man may seek this treatment without realizing that it is not the best medical solution to his issues.
The best way to treat any medical problem is to have that problem properly diagnosed. There are a number of reasons a younger man's testosterone level may dip. A doctor, who is the chairman of the urology department of a New York City hospital, says that one of the possible culprits could be type 2 diabetes.
When a family member is hospitalized, you hope that they are able to receive treatment that will help resolve their medical issues. But even if your loved one successfully undergoes surgery or other treatment, he or she may be vulnerable during the remainder of their stay at a health care facility.
By and large, cities in Texas are very spread out. This means that many of us depend on cars as our chief form of transportation. It also means that we may spend a lot of time on the road while getting from here to there. And when we go out, we hope that those with whom we are sharing the road are careful and responsible drivers.
An oilfield worker’s job depends on their ability to use their hands. Any sort of hand injury could result in a worker having to miss valuable time from the job. An extremely serious hand injury could permanently prevent an oilfield worker from being able to work at all.
We are all aware that a vicious bite from a dog can cause a serious injury. When a dog attacks, the victim can be left with deep puncture wounds and even tears in the flesh that obviously require treatment. But what can be less apparent is the damage done by a small bite on the hand.
It is not unusual for a dog to give a human a quick nip on the hand. Sometimes such a bite is done in the course of play and was not intended in an aggressive way. Therefore, it can be easy to overlook what may develop into a serious injury. The fact is that emergency departments see approximately 300,000 dog bite cases annually.
Given that 2014 has only just ended, statistics for fatal occupational injuries for the year have not yet been released. However, statistics for the year 2013 were released in October of last year. In this post, we will look at some of the work-related fatality trends that took place in Texas between the years 2012 and 2013.
The information used for this post comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and the U.S. Department of Labor.