Latest US Food and Drug Administration Stories

Listeria Deaths Number 29 With 139 Infected From Cantaloupes
2011-11-03 09:23:16

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its latest bulletin yesterday that the number of deaths linked to Colorado-grown cantaloupes tainted with listeria has risen to 29 and 139 people infected across 28 states, Fox News is reporting. Eight deaths have been reported in Colorado; five in New Mexico; three in Kansas; two each in Texas, New York, Missouri and Louisiana; and one each in Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wyoming. Additionally, a pregnant woman...

2011-08-26 05:45:50

  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned papaya´s from all of Mexico´s growing regions from entering the US due to an outbreak of salmonella. According to MSNBC's JoNel Aleccia, an FDA investigation found more than 15 percent of fresh papayas entering the US from Mexico were contaminated with the bacteria. The investigation occurred between May 12 and August 18 and was instigated because of an outbreak that sickened over 100 people in 23 states, sending...

2011-08-25 09:27:14

  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for Allergan, the maker of Botox, to market the drug to treat a specific kind of overactive bladder condition, Reuters is reporting. After receiving similar approval in Europe earlier this month, US regulators are allowing Botox to be injected into the bladder to treat those who lose bladder control because of damage to the nervous system through conditions such as multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury. Botox´...

2011-08-09 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. announced today results from a Pathology Working Group's (PWG) re-adjudication of female rat mammary tumor diagnoses from a two-year rat carcinogenicity study of lorcaserin. Arena convened the PWG in response to the lorcaserin Complete Response Letter (CRL), which questioned the certainty of the female rat mammary tumor classifications. The PWG reviewed relevant...

2011-08-02 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. announced today the completion of a clinical study that measured lorcaserin concentrations in human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma and related data analyses. The study was conducted to provide additional data that may be informative for determining the human relevance of the observation of brain astrocytoma in male rats. Using the results of this study and...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.