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58 min ago | Air Force Times

FDA warns maker of controversial workout supplement Craze

The pre-workout supplement Craze, made by Driven Sports, was named 2012 New Supplement of the Year by bodybuilding.com.

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Related Topix: Drugs

5 hrs ago | Market Wire

Quidel Receives FDA Clearance for Its Lyra(TM) Molecular PCR Assay...

This new molecular test detects and differentiates between pyogenic Group A and pyogenic C or G Streptococcal throat infections.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Quidel, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Infectious Diseases, Influenza, Health

9 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

Burned by Bureaucracy

The last time a new sunscreen ingredient came on the U.S. market, the Y2K bug was threatening to destroy our way of life.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, CPU, Science / Technology, Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic), Medicine, Skin Cancer, Cancer, Health

13 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Michigan Man Among 1st In US To Get 'Bionic Eye'

Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years.

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14 hrs ago | Boston.com

FDA relents in battle against Duchenne muscular dystrophy

For much of last fall and winter and into this spring, scientists at the Food and Drug Administration wavered over what to do about a potential new drug to slow the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating disease that overwhelmingly affects boys, leaving most in wheelchairs by their teens and dead in their 20s.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Social Software

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Sunherald.com

Oklahoma gov. inks bill restricting abortion drugs

The bill signed Tuesday was written in response to a recent Oklahoma Supreme Court decision that ruled a similar bill signed by Fallin in 2011 was unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Mary Fallin, US Governors

Freshnews

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for Bayer's Investigational...

Bayer HealthCare today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Orphan Products Development has granted orphan drug designation for its investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder for Inhalation for the treatment of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis .

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Bayer HealthCare, Chemicals, Biotech, Bayer AG, Healthcare Law, Law, Marketing

WDWB-TV Southfield

CDC Data Show Limited Progress in Reducing Foodborne Infections in 2013

The nation's food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. CDC's annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States.

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Related Topix: Food Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agriculture, Science, Healthcare Law, Law

POZ

AbbVie Files for FDA Approval of '3D' Hepatitis C Regimen

On April 22, AbbVie submitted a new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its so-called "3D" combination regimen of antivirals to treat adults with genotype 1 of hepatitis C virus .

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BioResearch Online

Emergent BioSolution's BioThrax Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation

Emergent BioSolutions announced in a press release that the Food and Drug Administration has granted BioThrax an Orphan Drug Designation.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Emergent Game Technologies, Emergent BioSolutions, Anthrax, Health, Marketing

The Kansas City Star

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Marketing

ABC News

FDA Plan Would Speed up Medical Device Approvals

The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a proposal Tuesday designed to speed up development and approval of medical devices that treat life-threatening diseases and debilitating conditions.

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Monterey County Herald

10 Things to Know for Tuesday, April 22

3. WEAKENED SYRIAN REBELS MAKING LAST STAND FOR HOMS Forces loyal to Assad have launched a fierce assault against opposition fighters to take control of Syria's strategic third city.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Government Executive

A Government Fight Over Cow Food Could Make Beer More Expensive

The federal government could start to treat some breweries like livestock feed manufacturers - and raise the price of your beer, milk, and other products - in the near future, thanks to a proposed regulation from the Food and Drug Administration.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Healthcare Law, Law, Milk, Beverages, Anheuser Busch Companies

KHOU-TV Houston

FDA now discourages hysterectomy, fibroid procedure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that a procedure commonly used during hysterectomies and fibroid surgeries can spread undetected cancer.

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CBS Local

Scott Administration Wants More Restrictions On Marijuana Proposal

Gov. Rick Scott and his surgeon general are balking at a proposal headed to the House floor that would open the door for a strain of marijuana that doesn't get users high but is believed to dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Rick Scott, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

GPB.org

Powerful Narcotic Painkiller Up For FDA Approval

Morphine and oxycodone are strong narcotic pain relievers on their own. Moxduo, a drug now up for FDA approval, would combine morphine and oxycodone in a single capsule.

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Related Topix: Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Examiner.com

FDA Warning to stop using Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen capsules

The FDA has released another warning, this time for bee pollen capsules. The FDA warns consumers to stop using Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules immediately because the product for weight loss and body reshaping contains 'at least one potentially harmful active pharmaceutical ingredient that is not listed on the product's label.'

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Cancer Treatment

FDA Approves Stomach Cancer Drug Cyramza

The US Food and Drug Administration today announced that is has approved Cyramza for the treatment of patients with advanced stomach cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer located in the region where the esophagus joins the stomach.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Pancreatic Cancer, Health, Medicine, Hematology, Oncology

Greenwich Citizen

Things Got Awkward For A Coca-Cola Lawyer At The Supreme Court Today

A funny thing happened at the Supreme Court today in an important false-advertising case between Coca-Cola and the juice company POM Wonderful.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Beverages, CocaCola

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