Epogen (generic name: epoetin alfa) is an anti-anemia drug produced by Amgen. Epogen is used in treatment of patients who have had kidney failure or transplants. In March 2007, it was linked to deadly side effects in cancer patients by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requiring new black box labeling, dosage and the distribution of “dear doctor” letters.
FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Toothpaste From China Containing Harmful Chemical
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers to avoid using tubes of toothpaste labeled as made in China, and issued an import alert to prevent toothpaste containing the poisonous chemical diethylene glycol (DEG) from entering the United States.