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2010-11-10 07:53:02

Killing microorganisms has become a national obsession. A pair of antimicrobial compounds known as triclosan and triclocarban are lately the weapons of choice in our war of attrition against the microbial world. Both chemicals are found in an array of personal care products like antimicrobial soaps, and triclosan also is formulated into everyday items ranging from plastics and toys to articles of clothing. But are these antimicrobial chemicals, as commonly used by people across the nation,...

2010-10-18 16:35:03

The strategies used to assess the environmental risks posed by pharmaceuticals are not enough to protect natural microbial communities, reveals a researcher from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) who is calling for better environmental risk assessments. "Above all, we need to include the combined effects of different drugs to reflect the situation in nature as it really is," says Sara Brosch© from the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg....

2010-09-15 07:35:00

HESPERIA, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of cinnamon dates back over 4,000 years. It has a broad range of historical health applications in different cultures, and over those years some of the anecdotal uses included boosting cognitive function and memory, treating rheumatism, helping with digestion and relieving certain menstrual disorders. In addition, when added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative. A more significant...

2010-07-29 07:00:00

WOBURN, Mass.and VEDBAEK, Denmark, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a fast, 90 minutes protocol for its Yeast Traffic Light® PNA FISH® test. The faster protocol reduces the PNA FISH turn-around time from the original 2.5 hours to 90 minutes by reducing PNA probe hybridization from 90 minutes to 30 minutes. Clinical validation studies performed at hospitals in the United States demonstrated...

2010-07-23 08:00:00

HARBIN, China, July 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that the Company has obtained approval from the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) in China for the production of Ciclopirox Olamine Vaginal Suppositories. The document number for this drug is H20103320. Ciclopirox Olamine Vaginal...

2010-06-09 16:16:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted final approval for the Company's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Terbinafine HCl Tablets, 250mg. Terbinafine HCl Tablets are AB rated to Lamisil®, a brand product marketed by Novartis. Breckenridge plans to launch the product this summer. About Breckenridge: Breckenridge Pharmaceutical is a privately held...

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2010-05-18 11:33:22

Dioxins in general decreasing, but those derived from triclosan increasing Specific dioxins derived from the antibacterial agent triclosan, used in many hand soaps, deodorants, dishwashing liquids and other consumer products, account for an increasing proportion of total dioxins in Mississippi River sediments, according to University of Minnesota research. The study appears online in the May 18 issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The researchers, from the university's...

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2010-04-09 06:25:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it was reviewing the safety of triclosan, which is a popular antibacterial agent found in soap, toothpaste and a variety of other products. Although the agency said there are no grounds to recommend any changes in the use of triclosan, some say recent studies merit a closer look. Reuters reports that Massachusetts Democrat Edward Markey feels there should be strict limits. "Despite the fact that this chemical is found in...

2010-04-08 10:39:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today updated its website www.fda.gov with information about triclosan, a common ingredient added to many consumer products to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. It may be found in antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpastes and some cosmetics -- products regulated by the FDA. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) In January, Rep. Edward J. Markey,...

2010-03-31 07:00:00

WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a fast, 90 minutes protocol for its C. albicans PNA FISH® and C. albicans/C. glabrata PNA FISH® tests. The faster protocol reduces the PNA FISH turn-around time from the original 2.5 hours to 90 minutes by reducing PNA probe hybridization from 90 minutes to 30 minutes. Clinical validation studies performed at hospitals...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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