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2014-08-22 23:05:03

Cryo-Cell International, Inc., the world’s first cord blood bank, announced today that it has provided funding to complete an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for a FDA approved Phase I clinical trial for patients that have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's) disease using umbilical cord blood cells. Oldsmar, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 This funding was made through an additional investment in Cryo-Cell’s cell therapy research affiliate, Saneron CCEL...

2014-08-22 23:01:35

The Firm is evaluating power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly suffered the spread of uterine cancers due to the use of the devices in laparoscopic hysterectomies and fibroid removal surgeries. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 As the controversy surrounding the use of power morcellators (http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/) in uterine surgeries continues to grow, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that several Massachusetts insurance companies have...

Antibacterial Soap Triclosan
2014-08-22 03:00:42

Steve Tokar, UC San Francisco UCSF-Led Study Finds Exposure to Hormone Disruptor from Soap Exceeds that from Toothpaste Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco. Triclosan, a synthetic antibacterial agent, is found in thousands of consumer products, including...

2014-08-21 23:14:15

In four hours, John Avellanet delivers proven, practical techniques for fast, flexible, flawless inspectional handling and response. Attendees will leave the session with a complete inspection SOP and an observation closure matrix, able to prove to an investigator they’re in a “state-of-control” and, if the worst happens, go from 483 observation to a coveted Untitled Letter without ever triggering a Warning Letter. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Flawless FDA Inspection...

2014-08-21 23:13:21

On August 15, the FDA announced that two lots of Dianeal Low Calcium (2.5mEq/L) Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 2.5% Dextrose 5000mL (Ambu-Flex II), by Baxter International Inc., are recalled due to the presence of particulate matter. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all...

2014-08-21 23:04:09

National pharmaceutical and medical device law firm provides confidential case review to persons who were diagnosed with cancer following morcellator surgery. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The Onder Law Firm, nationally-renowned for its superior work in family and product liability law, announces the launch of a new Morcellator Cancer Lawsuit Center website. The website provides comprehensive information on morcellator surgery lawsuits for cancer claims, including detailed...

2014-08-20 23:12:16

New York Law Firm States That the FDA Announces Health Risks Involved with Patients Who Have Taken Benicar Commack, New York (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Benicar is a widely popular drug prescribed to treat hypertension/high blood pressure. Benicar’s active ingredient is Olmesartan, which in some cases has been shown to injure the blood cells of the small intestine. Olmesartan is also present in Benicar HCT, Tribenzor and Azor. These drugs present the same risk to the small intestine as...

2014-08-20 23:10:31

The new UDI regulations, with implementation starting in 2014 (first phase must be completed by Sept. 24, 2014), will allow hospitals to improve compliance, patient safety and modernize inventory. Expert webinar leaders Dan O’Leary and Donald Guthner will teach attendees what they must do ASAP and provide them with invaluable handouts to begin the UDI conversion process, to stay on track, and to keep a tight grip on hospital customers during the transition. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB)...

2014-08-20 23:09:58

On August 13, the FDA announced that one lot of Sodium Chloride IV 0.9%, USP 1000 mL, by Baxter International Inc., is recalled due to the presence of particulate matter. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Sodium Chloride IV. The...

2014-08-20 23:08:43

The August issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Specialty Pharmacy News offers coverage of recent developments in the biosimilars specialty pharmacy segment, including the Food and Drug Administration’s recent acceptance of a biosimilar application, the first step towards approval. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Biosimilars, which are similar versions of branded biologic drugs that are approved through an abbreviated process, could reap billions in health care savings. The...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'