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No End In Sight To Shortage Of The Anesthetic Propofol

Manufacturing problems at the only U.S. company making propofol, Hospira, continue with no end in sight according to one of their overseas competitors. From FierecPharmaManufacturing.com Competitors’ manufacturing screw-ups keep Fresenius busy...
by Law Med Blog on Sep 7, 2012

2012 FDA Report On Beyaz Points Out That Younger Women and Girls Are Most At-Risk For Blood Clots

Approved By FDA In 2010, There Has Been No Study Done Yet Regarding Beyaz Safety -- Despite Significant Number Of Beyaz Adverse Event Reports (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) ________________________________________________________________...
by Drug Injury Watch on Aug 31, 2012

Hospira Propofol Injectable Emulsion: Recall- Glass Vial Defect

The company Hospira and US FDA have notified healthcare professional of a nationwide recall of three lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, 1%, 1g/100 mL, due to visible particles embedded in the glass to the user level. The product is packaged in via...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Aug 17, 2012

Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s safe

I woke up to the radio this morning like I do most mornings, and as I was grumbling to myself that I really should have got to bed earlier last night, I heard an advertisement for a supposedly inexpensive “erection enhancement” pill that...
by Scholars & Rogues on Aug 9, 2012

FDA update Direct Recall Classification Program

The FDA have updated information relating to the Direct Recall Classification Program. Direct Recall Classification (DRC) refers to the classification of biologic recalls directly by personnel in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in li...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 31, 2012

FDA approves drugs faster and earlier than other regulatory agencies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug approval process, the agency actually approves drugs faster and earlier than regulators in Canada and Europe, according to a review of a decade of drug approvals published online May 16 in the New Englan...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 26, 2012

Congress Passes Generic Drug Act

In the US an new act of law has been passed which is designed to get cheaper, generic drugs to the market faster and as means for the US FDA to raise money by charging the manufacturers of generic drug products.  The United States Congress...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 19, 2012

FDA approves weight-management drug Qsymia with a REMS

Here's the press release about a new obesity drug Qsymia (pronounced kyoo-SIM-ee-uh): FDA approves weight-management drug Qsymia The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) as an add...

FDA Approves New Prostate Cancer Blood Test

The PSA blood test which has been used to screen for prostate cancer has come under a barrage of criticism in recent weeks. The PSA level increases in many non-cancer conditions and this has led to many biopsies and procedures that created more harm,...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jul 18, 2012

Aprueban EU píldora contra VIH

La Agencia Federal de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) aprobó Truvada, una píldora que reduce el riesgo de contraer VIH en personas que no son portadoras del virus y que se encuentran en alto riesgo de... LEER MAS...
by Jesus te dice: on Jul 17, 2012

FDA approves first over-the-counter home use HIV test kit

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). HIV...

Bedford Labs Recalls Lot Of Contaminated Vecuronium Bromide

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 28, 2012 – Bedford Laboratories today announced a nationwide voluntary hospital/user?level recall for: Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 20 mg vial – NDC #55390?039?10 Lot 2067134 – Exp. Date 5/31/2013...
by Law Med Blog on Jun 29, 2012

Additional Study Discusses Relationship Between ACTOS and Bladder Cancer

Laurent Azoulay, PhD, of McGill University in Montreal presented data linking ACTOS with the development of bladder cancer.  His research specifically implicated ACTOS rather than implicating the class of drugs ACTOS belongs to. His group specifical...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jun 21, 2012

FDA Advisors Endorse New HIV Prevention Drug

A new drug shown to prevent HIV infections has won the endorsement of a panel of US Federal Advisors. Truvada is the first drug of its kind, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the fight against HIV. Baystate Dr. Danel Kiest, Chief of Infecti...
by Impossible Possibilities on May 13, 2012

Drug Shortages Epidemic In Anesthesiology

There is no end in sight to the now business as usual reality of drug shortages in medicine. Anesthesiology is hit particularly hard in the number of medications which are not being manufactured to meet demand. Here is a list of medications common to...
by Law Med Blog on May 3, 2012

L’aspartame della discordia

I chimici lo conoscono come L-aspartil-L-fenilalanina metilestere, un additivo alimentare noto anche con la sigla E951 che è nato casualmente nei laboratori della ditta G.D. Searle & Company (oggi acquisita dalla Monsanto), quando James M. Sc...
by Il chimico impertinente on Apr 30, 2012

Product for Hair Loss to Revise Warning Label

The US Food and Drug Administration is mandating Merck & Co., Inc., to revise its warning labels on Propecia, a product for hair loss, and Proscar, a medication for benign prostatic hyperplasia, in line with the increasing number of reports abou...
by Mariel Uy on Apr 17, 2012

Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World

Source: Uploaded by NewVideoDigital on Mar 4, 2011 to YouTube   Filmmakers Cori Brackett and J.T. Waldron explore the issue of aspartame toxicity in a documentary that implores viewers to take consider the potentially damaging effects of the com...
by DiabetesResourceSpot.com on Mar 24, 2012


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