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FDA Issues Warnings For Nose Sprays, Eye Drops
2012-10-27 06:40:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that some types of eye drops and nasal decongestant sprays could be seriously harmful to children if swallowed. The offending over-the-counter health products can be poisonous if misused by young children, and can cause "serious health consequences" if they are consumed, FDA pharmacist Yelena Maslov said in a statement, according to CBS News writer Ryan Jaslow. The federal...

2012-10-25 07:31:43

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InkSure Technologies Inc., the market leader in machine-readable anti-counterfeiting solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction of high security taggants approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for direct food contact to the company's anti-counterfeiting product line. Taggants, machine-readable chemical markers, are a mature and proven technology used for brand protection and anti-counterfeiting by brand owners and governments....

Monster Energy Drink Is A Killer In A Can
2012-10-23 13:25:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sure, their ads promote a certain “extreme” lifestyle, full of rock and roll and motorbikes, but new reports issued to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are now linking Monster high energy drink to the deaths of 5 people in the last year alone, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to reports, each of the 5 victims had consumed Monster energy drinks just before their deaths. Shelly Burgess, a...

2012-10-17 11:24:22

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Absorption Systems, a world leader in developing novel test systems for pharmacokinetics and drug-drug interactions, announces the launch of ExpressPlus(TM) Transporters, a series of early-stage screening assays to detect interactions of new drug candidates with membrane proteins called transporters. ExpressPlus is a natural extension of Absorption Systems' proprietary cell-based test systems, CellPort Technologies®. The new drug transporter...

Federal Regulators Expand Sunland Peanut Butter Recall To Include All Nuts
2012-10-16 11:20:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Retail outlets across the country had removed Sunland nutty spreads from their store shelves following a recall of the company´s peanut butter and other nut butters last month. The recall came after 35 people were sickened in 19 states from salmonella-contaminated peanut butter manufactured by the New Mexico-based peanut processor. The recall, which was first announced late last month in peanut butter sold at Trader...

2012-10-11 19:21:32

CHICAGO, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Buffalo Grove, Illinois-based specialty-oncology drug development company, Meridian Laboratories, Inc is pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Meridian's request for a Type B Pre-Investigational New Drug (pre-IND) meeting to discuss its plan to commence clinical trials of ML061 as a treatment for various cancer indications. The meeting is scheduled for January 23, 2012 Meridian's lead product, ML061, is...

2012-10-01 10:26:08

SAN FRANCISCO and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BayBio and BIOCOM, the trade associations for the Northern and Southern California life science clusters respectively, today thanked Governor Jerry Brown and Assemblyman Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) upon the signing of his AB 1277, legislation which addresses facility inspections by state regulators that are largely duplicative of those already done by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AB 1277 will eliminate many of those state...

2012-09-24 06:29:51

RESTON, Va., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a major efficiency initiative designed to improve communications and collaboration systems utilized by its 17,000 internal users, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a contract award for standing up Microsoft's SharePoint 2010 platform and optimization of supporting technologies like Fast Search, Exchange, Active Directory and System Center Configuration Manager. Upon completion of the 5-year, $40,000,000 contract, the FDA...

2012-09-05 14:23:33

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee (AIDAC) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today voted 13 to 1 that there was adequate evidence of efficacy and safety to support the use of tobramycin inhalation powder (TIP) for the management of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients whose lungs contain bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa). Pa is the leading cause of loss of lung function in people with CF. TIP is intended for use in CF...

2012-08-30 06:25:53

LEUVEN, Belgium, August 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative ophthalmic medicines, today issued a business update and its financial results for the six-month period ending 30 June 2012. Highlights (including post-period events) Ocriplasmin - In July, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee...