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2011-04-08 08:59:00

Over 4000 Americans Sign Petition Telling Agency Not To Ban Antibacterial Hand Soaps WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Smart Girl Politics delivered a petition -- with 4,265 signatures -- to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oppose any plans it might have to ban certain types of germ killing hand soaps. Smart Girl Politics organized the petition in response to a proposed ban on a chemical called Triclosan, a key ingredient in anti-bacterial soaps and...

2011-02-07 07:00:00

LONDON, NEW YORK and HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celtic Pharmaceutical Holdings L.P. ("Celtic Pharma"), the global private equity firm focused on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, announced today the presentation of key in-vitro data at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 69th annual meeting in New Orleans (4-8 February, 2011) for TDT 067, terbinafine in Transfersomes®, for the topical treatment of onychomycosis (also known as a...

2010-12-09 10:35:00

Public Comments Must Be Received by February 7, 2011 WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a 60-day public comment period, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday published in the Federal Register a petition filed by 82 public health and environmental groups, led by Beyond Pesticides and Food and Water Watch, to ban the controversial antimicrobial/antibacterial pesticide triclosan, found in products from clothing to soaps, for non-medical use. The...

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2010-11-29 06:40:08

Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system, a new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests. Triclosan is a chemical compound widely used in products such as antibacterial soaps, toothpaste, pens, diaper bags and medical devices. Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in many plastics and, for example, as a protective lining...

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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...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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