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The regular administration of antibiotics to US farm animals could have disastrous effects for humans, scientists fear. Many of the drugs are same as those given to humans and there are worries that the bacteria could become resistant due to overuse.
The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight loss medication, Contrave, to help adults with a body mass index of 30 or more, which would indicate obesity. Patients who are not obese but are overweight with a body mass index of at least 27 and with a health issue that could be related to their weight can also be approved for the new drug designed to help patients lose weight.
Baxter wins regulatory approval for Rixubis for routine prophylactic treatment, control and prevention of bleeding episodes, and perioperative management in children with Hemophilia B. As expected, Baxter continues to enhance its growth prospects. The recent back-to-back approvals of Hyqvia and Rixubis corroborate this position.
Synthetic Biologics, Inc. , a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug designation to the Company's proprietary SYN-005 monoclonal antibody combination for the treatment of Pertussis , more commonly known as whooping cough . In the U.S., Orphan Drug Designation provides a variety of incentives, including seven years of market exclusivity, should SYN-005 receive FDA approval for the treatment of Pertussis.
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration on Monday found tainted animal feed oil imported from Hong Kong in 187 food products sold in Taiwan, while Minister of Health and Welfare Chiu Wen-ta called for tougher food safety measures. Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration has found tainted animal feed oil imported from Hong Kong in 187 food products sold in Taiwan.
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Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards. Venezuelans once had easy access to implants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration .
MEDIPOST America Inc. today announced the US FDA approval of Phase 1/2 clinical trial for PNEUMOSTEM. The Phase 1/2 trial will assess the safety and efficacy of PNEUMOSTEM on prematurely born infants who will be at high-risk of developing Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia .
NEW DELHI: The government has a Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to regulate prices of telephony, an electricity regulator to control power prices and so on. But India has no body to ensure that medical device companies do not overcharge patients.
This is a quickie link drop, people. Your woozles are part of your families. This junk medicine combo, Trifexis, is for fleas, parasites and heart worm.
25, 2012 file photo, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, left, wearing Google Glass, speaks as California Gov. . In this Tuesday, Sept.
In this Aug. 13, 2014, photo, therapist Joe Andrade checks the ankle strap of a shocking device on student Andrew Goldberg during an exercise program at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Massachusetts. Andrew, who was born with a... View Full Caption In this Aug. 13, 2014, photo, therapist Joe Andrade checks the ankle strap of a shocking device on student Andrew Goldberg during an exercise program at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Massachusetts.
The International Dairy Foods Association filed detailed comments with the Food and Drug Administration at the end of July challenging the regulator's proposals to change nutrient content claims, to require labeling of added sugars and to increase the serving size of ice cream. In a statement, the Washington, D.C.-based trade group said that overall it agrees that "updating the label is important to ensure that consumers get the information they need and that it reflects the best nutritional science available.
A Kentucky man, who made international news for saying he was trying to clone humans, must close or sell his business after pleading guilty to a federal charge that he misled customers about in-home fertility kits, according to court documents. Panayiotis Zavos faces up to a year in prison when he is sentenced in January on the misdemeanor charge.
A panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted 8-5 to recommend approval for Natpara, a hormone replacement therapy developed by NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. Shares of NPS, which were halted in regular trading, were down about 1 percent at $32.40 after hours. Since an FDA staff report to the panel was released last week, the shares have gained about 20 percent.
In a 14 to 1 vote, the panel recommended the new Novo Nordisk drug. The next step is full approval from the FDA.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:27 am
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