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Questions tagged [fda-food-drug-admin]

The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) promotes public health and is in control and supervision of drugs, medication, prescriptions and more. As a result of this, all medication and food additives need to be approved by the FDA.

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“Mechanism of Action” (MOA) of medical drugs

I heard today from a doctor that the MOA for most drugs is actually 'unknown'! Wow, can this be true? I skimmed thru a pharmacology book, it looked pretty convincing but ultimately but didn't state ...
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Are drugs not approved by the FDA allowed to be prescribed?

There are lots of both prescription and generic drugs that are not approved at all for any reason in the United States. Some of this I have gathered is do to funding and historical reasons they were ...
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Starch recommendation based on research

I am trying to identify daily recommended/suggested values based on research. I understand the values differ for each person and therefore no absolutes can be drawn but I am trying to identify ...
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Why is Ebrantil (Urapidil) not FDA approved?

Ebtrantil (Urapidil) is commonly used as an antihypertensive in Europe, also due to its additive interaction with other antihypertensives, and less likely to alter the heart rate compared to similar ...
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Are canned/bottled foods acidified?

Two popular books ("Dropping Acid" by Dr. Jamie Koufman and "The Acid Watcher Diet" by Dr. Jonathan Aviv) claim that Title 21 of the FDA regulations require that all low-acid foods be acidified to ...
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Is there a database for the drug formulation?

I am interested in the antibody formulation (e.g. concentration, salts, pH, excipients, etc.). I wonder if there is a database for that?
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What are we putting on our faces!?! Why don't we have an agency like the FDA approving/monitoring the safety of cosmetics?

"FDA does not approve cosmetics, although we do approve color additives used in cosmetics. It is the responsibility of cosmetic manufacturers to ensure, before marketing their products, that the ...
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Are botox injections approved by the FDA to treat chronic migrraines?

Obviously, botox injections are used to treat wrinkles. I've also heard that it can treat a panoply of other things, including overactive-bladders and migraine prevention! Are botox injections FDA ...
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Good Resoures for Learning/Studying GCP

Are there any widely accepted resources out there for studying/learning good clinical practices in the U.S. outside of the actual FDA webpage for the matter? Something an entry-level clinical ...