Assorted FDA-related Updates: Transparency, Tylenol, and Cookie Dough
The FDA has a transparency blog up at http://fdatransparencyblog.fda.gov/ where the agency is asking the public for comments on how they can do better at being transparent. For example, question 3 is “What tools, techniques, processes, or other mechanisms should FDA use to be more effective in providing useful and understandable information?” There are very few comments thus far, so go on over and share your thoughts.
FDA Confirms E. Coli O157:H7 in Prepackaged Nestlé Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough. Do not want. I’d be interested in knowing how many of the infected ate the raw dough vs. prepared cookies, because I know I never make cookies without scarfing up a bit of the raw dough. Don’t eat ’em either way for now (raw or baked), because they’ve been recalled.
FDA Approves Generic Prescription-Only Version of Plan B Emergency Contraceptive for Women Ages 17 and Under – This is getting underplayed here because I’m going to write something more thorough for OBOS soon when I have more time to read up on it.