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New FDA/USDA Report Looks At Ways To Prevent Listeria Contamination
2013-05-12 08:37:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Stricter control of temperature while refrigerating food, keeping food contact surfaces clean and sanitary, and wearing gloves while serving customers could help prevent the spread of the bacterial disease listeria at delicatessens and other food-related businesses, US health officials claim in a new report. The report, released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday,...

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2012-08-25 09:06:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A Massachusetts-based bio-pharmaceutical company is developing a new treatment for autoimmune diseases from a parasite found in pig feces, Reuters writer Toni Clarke reported on Friday. Coronado Biosciences, based in the town of Burlington, is currently working on a new drug consisting of thousands of microscopic parasite eggs removed from the droppings of the large-snouted, hoofed mammals, Clarke said. The eggs are...

FDA, DEA Lock Horns Over ADHD Drug Shortage
2012-01-02 05:30:46

Patients suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can expect continued difficulty obtaining medicine to treat the ailment, recent published reports suggest. According to Toni Clarke of Reuters, shortages of medications like Adderall, a stimulant used to control ADHD symptoms, are due in part because they are regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a controlled substance. In other words, because the drug is addictive, the DEA can place strict regulations on...

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2011-12-05 06:23:49

British doctors and Bristol University experts are looking to recruit subjects to participate in a trial which could use bone marrow stem cells to halt or possibly even reverse the effects of multiple sclerosis, and it could soon be joined by many other adult stem cell treatments, according to media reports published over the weekend. According to Telegraph Medical Correspondent Stephen Adams, the UK-based MS trial follows in the footsteps of a pilot study in which six individuals...

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2011-08-22 12:57:51

Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) unusual decision to hire a third party to oversee patient claims related to an artificial hip recall in their DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. unit has drawn mixed reaction from medical industry and legal experts, according to a Sunday report by Reuters' Toni Clarke. According to Clarke's report, Indiana-based DePuy recalled the metal ASR hip system approximately a year ago after it "failed at a higher-than-expected rate, with some patients experiencing pain,...


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