The FDA has approved the first generic form of the drug Fosamax, a drug used to reduce bone loss from osteoporosis. This will be great news for those women who currently take Fosamax, since it is an expensive medicine and the generic forms should be much less expensive.
Also in the news, 2 China-based companies were indicted for importing wheat gluten products contaminated with melanine. The wheat gluten was intended for pet food. The added melanine makes the protein content of the food appear higher than it actually is. Pet owners should continue to watch for any recalls that result from these cases. Wheat gluten is also used in many foods for human consumption, although so far only pet food has been found to be contaminated.