Meridia withdrawal has raised issue issue of sibutramine contamination

Wall Street Journal raises subatramine contamination question

By Shane Starling

Following last Friday’s decision by Abbott Laboratories to pull its sibutramine-containing weight loss drug Meridia due to concerns about side effects, questions are being asked about dietary supplement contamination with the substance.

Bisphenol A on the brink?

Bisphenol A on the brink?

By Rory Harrington

To BPA or not to BPA? While the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) backed the continued use of bisphenol A last week, the real question is whether the verdict was a full-blown reprieve for the controversial chemical or merely a stay of execution.


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