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2010-08-06 11:46:00

Former head of FDA and National Cancer Institute, Andrew von Eschenbach, joins board of Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D., a thought leader and healthcare visionary of international stature, has become the newest member of the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation's Board of Directors. Elected at the Board's August 4 meeting, von Eschenbach has the distinction of being the only person to have led...

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2009-09-25 10:04:09

Four New Jersey lawmakers deny they acted improperly in convincing Food and Drug officials to approve Menaflex, a surgical device for injured knees. U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg and U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. and Steven Rothman, all Democrats, said they were merely helping a constituent company, New Jersey-based ReGen, The New York Times reported Friday. FDA managers overruled agency scientists to approve Menaflex for sale in December. An FDA clinical trial concluded...

2008-12-03 12:17:01

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and WebMD say they are collaborating in expanding consumers' access to the federal agency's health database. We are enthusiastic about this collaboration with WebMD because it will enable us to reach more consumers with accurate, science-based information that can help them improve their health, Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach of the FDA said. This is an important step forward in our effort to form partnerships to help bring timely safety alerts and other...

2008-12-01 10:13:14

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a report on the year-long implementation of its Food Protection Plan to protect domestic and imported foods. The plan, officials said, outlines strategies for prevention, intervention and response to food safety issues by encouraging the building of safety into every step of the food supply chain. Science and 21st century technologies help drive the FDA's efforts to transform our food safety efforts from the Food Protection Plan into a reality,...

2008-11-18 22:11:22

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened three offices in China this week as part of an effort to improve the safety of food imported from the Asian nation. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt and FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach are traveling to the offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai to meet with manufacturers and Chinese government officials to discuss policy and governance reforms. We're opening up a new era, not just new offices, Leavitt said in a...

2008-07-16 21:00:21

IRVINE, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Growers' President and CEO Tom Nassif sent a letter yesterday to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach urging him to make a strong public announcement that all tomatoes grown in the United States, regardless of variety, are safe to eat. "Although tomatoes in California were never associated with this outbreak our growers are suffering," wrote Nassif in the letter. "Some have left fruit to rot on the...

2008-07-02 12:00:53

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says its plan to keep U.S. citizens enjoying one of the safest food supplies in the world shows significant progress. The FDA said its Food Protection Plan Progress Report, released Wednesday, shows significant areas of activity in its efforts to address domestic and global changes in food supply. The Food Protection Plan is the comprehensive framework the agency needs to enhance the protection of our nation's food supply, said FDA Commissioner Andrew...

2006-08-24 12:20:00

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic senators dropped long-standing objections to U.S. President George W. Bush's pick to head the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday after a bruising fight over emergency contraception, but conservative groups are now calling for a new nominee. Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Patty Murray of Washington said for months they would block a full Senate vote on the nomination of acting FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach until the...

2006-08-24 09:25:57

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic senators will drop their objections to U.S. President George W. Bush's pick to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a congressional spokeswoman said on Thursday after the agency approved wider access to the morning-after pill. Sens. Patty Murray of Washington and Hillary Clinton of New York had said they would block a full Senate vote on Acting FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach until the FDA made its decision. But Murray spokeswoman...

2006-08-21 14:47:09

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Monday he supports restricting access to emergency contraception for minors, as regulators weigh wider access to the "morning-after" pill. Bush's comment was his first direct public statement on the politically charged issue that has delayed a Senate confirmation vote on his nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Andrew von Eschenbach. While he did not specifically support wider access to the...