Posts tagged "fda"

FDA Approves “Female Viagra” Amid Health And Safety Concerns

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the “female Viagra,” Flibanserin – under certain conditions.
Flibanserin was rejected by the FDA twice in the past over concerns about its side

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 19, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Hillary Clinton, ACLU & Others Give Schools Advice On Supporting Trans* Students

Five organizations are helping schools to help their trans* students, Britain has a huge pension gender gap, a 1960s board game for girls featured shame tokens, and the FDA has…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 4, 2015 - 5:38 pm

Mommie Dearest: Are We Ready To Design Our Babies In A Lab?

I can still remember some of the quieter moments of my pregnancy: laying on the couch, my fingers trailing over my ever-expanding belly, wondering about the baby inside and if…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm

FDA Approves Morning-After Pill Plan B One-Step For Over The Counter Use

In an enormous victory for women and girls across the nation, the Food and Drug Administration finally approved the Plan B One-Step brand morning-after pill for over-the-counter use. Plan B…

Jessica Wakeman | June 21, 2013 - 11:20 am

Obama Administration Appealing FDA’s Morning-After Pill Decision

This is why we can’t have nice things, America.

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the age to purchase the morning-after pill would be lowered to…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2013 - 11:40 am

Judge Strikes Down Age Limit On Morning-After Pill

Fathers, lock up your daughters: the government is going to be forcing slutty slut pills down their throats!

That will be the Fox News version of events. But…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2013 - 12:20 pm

FDA Considers Putting The Morning-After Pill On Drugstore Shelves

Conservatives losing their marbles to start in five … four … three … two … one: the FDA has until tomorrow to decide whether the morning-after pill Plan B will…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Hair Horrors: Brazilian Blowouts Are Banned!

Good luck getting your hair straightened via Brazilian Blowout after next week — the Food and Drug Administration has come down hardcore on the hair straightening company for the high…

Julie Gerstein | September 11, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Don’t “Man Up Now,” Guys: It Might Make You Faint

Time to stock up on the Horny Goat Weed instead, you guys! (Just kidding.) The FDA issued a warning on Wednesday for Man Up Now, a “dietary supplement for men’s…

Jessica Wakeman | December 17, 2010 - 8:45 pm

FDA Tells Alcoholic Energy Drinks To Ditch The Caffeine — Or Else

It’s like Prohibition for sloppy drunk college kids! Hot on the heels of Phusion Projects voluntarily offering to remove caffeine from its “blackout in a can” drink Four Loko yesterday…

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Last Call On Canned Crazy: FDA May Issue Warning Against Alcoholic Energy Drinks Like Four Loko

Stock up on your Four Loko now, kiddies! (Just kidding.) Following a string of deaths and near-deaths around the country related to alcoholic energy drinks, the FDA might crack down…

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Straight From The FDA, The Truth About Organic Cosmetics

When you pick up a fancy “organic” powder, do you actually know what that means? We don’t. But we somehow have the impression that it’s a more wholesome and healthy…

Leonora Epstein | April 7, 2010 - 12:03 pm

Quickies!: The Feds Try To Take A Tot’s Illicit Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration is demanding Cheerios change its advertising that says the cereal will reduce cholesterol by 4 percent or risk being removed from market shelves.

Annika Harris | May 14, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Hold That Diet Pill!

Hold that diet pill! The Food & Drug Administration recently recalled a whole slew of diet products made by Universal ABC Beauty Supply International due to safety concerns.

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Yaz Is Not A Miracle Drug

You won’t be seeing Yaz birth control ads on TV anymore — or at least not the ones that the pharmaceutical company Bayer has been using. On October 3, the…

Catherine Strawn | October 10, 2008 - 5:30 pm

The Little Blue Pill Might Help Women With The Blues

While Viagra is an invention that has helped grandpas around the country get it back up for their spouses, nurses, and right hands, it now may be able to help…

Simcha | July 28, 2008 - 5:30 pm

FDA Guards Gardasil’s Market Share

So far in the states, Gardasil has been the only FDA approved vaccine for the double-whammy strain of HPV that causes cervical cancer. However, in Europe Cervarix has been kicking…

Simcha | July 1, 2008 - 5:00 pm

A Hair Do For Hair You Don’t Want

We are finally safe from waxidents! The FDA has approved a hair remover wand for home use. The Silk’n, created by Home Skinovations, uses photo-thermal technology (aka light) to zap…

Simcha | March 26, 2008 - 3:30 pm

FDA Smackdown: Cervarix vs. Gardasil

The FDA is rushing to rubber stamp Gardasil, a cervical cancer vaccine, for women ages 27-45. Initially, the miracle HPV-preventer has been well received by its intended market — women…

Simcha | March 20, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Gay Blood Is As Good As Any, Darnit!

Happy Hump Day! We here at The Frisky would like to salute the hump and its oh-so-important role in our lives. However, who you like to hump shouldn’t dictate whose…

Simcha | March 19, 2008 - 3:00 pm