Friday, March 5, 2021

CBP Seizes 3,200 Viagra Pills from a Passenger at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have seized 3,200 pills of sildenafil citrate (Viagra) from a passenger who returned from India. He said he bought the pills for his friends and stated that they were considered an over-the-counter medication in India.

Scientists Develop Novel AI System That Detects Emotions

Scientists at the Queen Mary University of London have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to detect human emotions, such as anger, sadness, joy, and pleasure. In addition, the new AI system can also identify heart rate and breathing patterns.

Dietary Supplements Sold on Amazon and eBay Tainted with Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Fluoxetine

Some dietary supplements sold on Amazon and eBay have been found to be tainted with prescription drugs such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and fluoxetine (Prozac). The products were sold as weight loss and sexual enhancement supplements.

FDA Approves Lupkynis for the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis

The FDA has approved the use of Lupkynis (voclosporin) for the treatment of lupus nephritis, a kidney disease caused by lupus, which is an autoimmune disorder. Developed by Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Lupkynis costs $3,950 for a wallet of 60 capsules, which may last long for 10 days.

Joe Biden Asks Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams to Resign

President Joe Biden has asked US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams to resign. The Biden administration will be nominating an acting surgeon general while awaiting Dr. Vivek Murthy’s confirmation for the post of US Surgeon General, according to The Washington Post.

FDA Warns Against Using Certain Harmful Supplements and Products Sold Online

The Food and Drug Administration has warned against using nearly 50 male-enhancement supplements and weight-loss products because they were tainted with prescription drugs, such as sildenafil, vardenafil, tadalafil, among others. The FDA published all the products on its website.

Researchers Develop Treatment That Could Disrupt Excess Mucus Production in Asthma Patients

A new study conducted on mice has found that an inhaled treatment, developed by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researchers, could help break down too much mucus secretion in patients with asthma. The inhaled treatment disrupted the mucus production in the airways and lungs.