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Childhood Leukemia Drug In Seriously Short Supply
2012-02-15 11:48:04

Methotrexate, a lifesaving drug used to treat childhood leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis, is in such short supply that hospitals across the country fear supplies could be exhausted in just a few weeks, leaving thousands of children at risk, health officials say. Despite looming fears, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week that the shortage should ease before hospitals run out. But drug makers are giving few details about how they will find a long-term solution. The...

Egg Recall Affects 34 States
2012-02-05 07:48:53

A Minnesota-based food company is recalling more than a million hard-cooked eggs distributed to 34 states after testing of the product revealed possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Diane Sparish, a spokeswoman for Michael Foods, said in statement to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that 15,000 pails of eggs in brine, sold for institutional use, were being recalled due to contamination. The FDA said the eggs were produced at the company´s Wakefield,...

2011-12-30 16:00:00

MDLSV now offering Xeomin for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines), months before the full national release, due to the elite status and extensive experience of MDLSV´s physicians. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 MDLSV now offering Xeomin for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines), months before the full national release, due to the elite status and extensive...

FDA Sent French Breast Implant Maker PIP Warning In 2000
2011-12-28 06:13:49

It has been discovered that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has known about problems with French breast implant manufacturer Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) at La Seyne Sur Mer, since sending an investigator in May, 2000. The FDA then sent a letter to the company´s founder Jean-Claude Mas stating that the company had “adulterated” the implants and citing at least 11 other deviations from good manufacturing practices. The problems in 2000 dealt with the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.