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1 hr ago | Pharmaceutical Online

Container Closure Integrity Testing Of IV Bags

As a means to ensuring the safety of sterile products, the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Pharmacopeia have provided strict guidelines for the testing of container closure systems.


4 hrs ago | SeacoastOnline

Cancer drug fighting melanoma

Jim Shanley has a hole on top of his head, the only remaining sign of the metastatic melanoma cancer that afflicted his skin, lungs and liver.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Skin Cancer

Sun Aug 31, 2014


Durbin Calls for FDA Investigation Into Energy Drinks

In a letter to the commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration , Senator Dick Durbin has called for an investigation into energy drinks such as Monster Energy, Rockstar and Red Bull, which contain high levels of caffeine and "potentially dangerous ingredients," that are marketed to young people."


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Marketing

Marin Independent Journal

Dr. Bill Elliott: Crackdown on pain-killers to combat abuse, deaths

The statistics on prescription drug abuse in this country are staggering. One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug overdose partially because the US population has been flooded with prescription pain relievers.


Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Pain, Drug Enforcement Administration, Healthcare Law, Law

The Columbus Dispatch

Safety, access fuel raw-milk debate

Vehicles regularly rumble down a long gravel drive to the dairy farm. Day in and day out, the drivers enter the milk house and fill their glass jars from a 1,000-gallon tank.


Related Topix: Drink, Milk, Healthcare Law, Law, Agriculture, Science, Food Science, E. Coli, Health

Express India

USFDA grants QIDP status to two Wockhardt drugs

Drug maker Wockhardt today said that two of its anti-infective drugs have received Qualified Infectious Disease Product status from the US health regulator.


Related Topix: Biotech, Wockhardt, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Detroit Free Press

A tough label to chew on: What does 'natural' really mean?

When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Healthcare Law, Law, Agriculture, Science, Nutrition

China arrests six from OSI unit in food scandal

Chinese authorities have formally arrested six employees from a unit of US food supplier OSI Group, the parent company and the government said, over a scandal involving expired meat sold to fast food giants.


Related Topix: Life, Fast Food, Food

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Hispanic Business

United States : Miraculins Updates Market on its U.S. FDA Strategy for the Scout DS Device

The de novo classification process provides a potential pathway to Class I or Class II classification for medical devices for which general controls, or general and special controls, provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness, but for which there is no legally marketed predicate device.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes

Federal judge bans BioAnue from selling supplements to treat HIV and cancer etc.

Judge Marc T. Treadwell, of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia has issued a permanent injunction against dietary supplement manufacturing company BioAnue Laboratories of Rochelle, GA and its owner/operators, Gloria and Kelly Raber, ordering them to stop illegally marketing its products as treatments for disease, and ... (more)


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Rochelle, GA, Wilcox County, GA, Marketing

Medical News

Raloxifene: FDA approved treatment for decreasing fracture risk in osteoporosis

Raloxifene is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration -approved treatment for decreasing fracture risk in osteoporosis .


Related Topix: Medicine, Evista, Raloxifene (generic), Osteoporosis, Health, Department of Energy, UC San Diego

FDA: Beware of false claims that supplements effective for concussions

Beware of dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat, or cure concussions and other traumatic brain injuries such as concussions, the Food and Drug Administration is warning.


Medical News

Investigational LCZ696 drug: A real breakthrough for patients with heart failure

An investigational new heart failure drug could be poised to change the face of cardiology based on Hot Line results presented today at ESC Congress 2014.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health


FDA: Batches of eye drop recalled

THE Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday the voluntary recall of particular batches of popular eye drop, Eye-Mo Red Eyes Formula.


Related Topix: Visine, Tetrahydrozoline (generic), Medicine

Detroit News

Fibrosis treatment not ready for FDA's OK

Dear Dr. Roach: I recently was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. I am an otherwise healthy 73-year-old male who underwent bypass surgery seven years ago.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Fibrosis

Fri Aug 29, 2014


Food manufacturers divulge chemical use; shouldn't be the last word, CSPI says

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has decided to share its database on how food manufacturers use chemicals that are Generally Recognized As Safe with the US Food and Drug Administration, an initiative the trade group claims will "improve the process and increase transparency for making GRAS determinations of ingredients added to food."


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

The Washington Post

France's Inserm in Talks With Guinea on Ebola Drug Trials

France's state health institute, Inserm, is in talks with Guinea authorities on the first clinical trials of experimental Ebola therapies on patients ill with the virus in the West African country.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Business News

News Times

Connecticut high school bans e-cigs

A 2014 file photo of an electronic cigarette, which have now been banned at Darien High School.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Education Etc., Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine

Medical News

InnoPharma receives FDA approval for generic DACOGEN

InnoPharma, Inc. today announced the approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for decitabine for injection, a generic version of Eisai Inc.'s DACOGEN.


Related Topix: Health

Business Wire

Onxeo Strengthens Beleodaq Patent Protection in the U.S. until 2027

SA , an innovative company specialized in the development of drugs for orphan oncology diseases, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office will grant a new patent for BeleodaqA on September 16th 2014.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Marketing, Lymphoma, Health