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FDA Warns Not to Feed SimplyThick to Premature Infants
06-29-2011, 06:29 AM #1
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* The Problem
* Symptoms to Watch for
* Advice for Parents and Caregivers
* What FDA Is Doing

Do not feed the thickening product called SimplyThick to infants born before 37 weeks because it may cause a life-threatening condition.

This advice to parents, caregivers, and health care providers from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is based on reports of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in which tissue in the intestines becomes inflamed and dies.

SimplyThick is a brand of thickening agent—available to consumers and medical centers—to help manage swallowing difficulties. It is sold in packets of individual servings and in 64-ounce dispenser bottles. The product can be purchased from distributors and local pharmacies throughout the United States.

Benson M. Silverman, M.D., director of FDA’s Infant Formula and Medical Foods Staff—himself a neonatologist—explains that the thickening agent is added to infants’ formula to help the premature babies swallow their food and keep it down, without spitting up. The product is also used in older children and adults with swallowing problems caused by trauma to the throat, he notes.

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06-29-2011, 10:30 AM #2
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FDA doing what they're supposed to, for once..?

Mostly, it looks like they work similarly to their
EU counterpart - winning advantages for producers
of profitable poisons...
06-29-2011, 11:58 AM #3
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(06-29-2011, 10:30 AM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  FDA doing what they're supposed to, for once..?

It was approved once by the FDA already..? 13.gif I guess the evidence of the side effects became to much to ignore anymore
06-29-2011, 12:37 PM #4
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(06-29-2011, 10:30 AM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  FDA doing what they're supposed to, for once..?

Mostly, it looks like they work similarly to their
EU counterpart - winning advantages for producers
of profitable poisons...
shocking isn't itdamned.gif13.gif13.gif

06-29-2011, 03:50 PM #5
yankees skier
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gaah.gif

Biere.
06-30-2011, 12:45 AM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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The FDA and big pharma have an exchange program worked out. All of the FDA bosses get to transfer over to cushy executive jobs after they help those corps make enough money.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice



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