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58 min ago | WBTV

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food

5 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.


Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Epidemic, Natural Disasters

6 hrs ago |

FDA warns of compounded drug recall by Texas firm

The agency says FDA inspectors recently uncovered unsanitary conditions at Unique Pharmaceuticals' plant in Temple, Texas.


9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Gilead wins FDA approval of first cancer drug

Hours before Gilead Sciences Inc. is to report what's expected to be record results, the drug developer won Food and Drug Administration approval Wednesday for its first cancer treatment.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Cancer, Health, Startups, Leukemia, Lymphoma

13 hrs ago | Reuters

Eagle Pharma's drug to treat genetic condition gets U.S. approval

Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug to treat an inherited life-threatening condition called malignant hyperthermia .


17 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Five held in China food scandal probe

Employees work at a production line prior to a seizure conducted by officers from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai, July 20, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Life, Food, Fast Food, Food Science, Yum Brands

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Montreal Gazette

Report finds issues at Canada's only flu vaccine plant

A recent Health Canada inspection of the country's only flu vaccine production plant identified 10 issues that need to be addressed, a report from the regulatory agency reveals.


Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News, Health, Medicine, Influenza,

Mental Help Net

Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly.


Related Topix: Uterine Cancer, Health

The Macon Telegraph

Turkish citizen pleads guilty in drug fraud case

Semizoglu and a second Turkish citizen, Sabahaddin Akman, were indicted in January.


Related Topix: Prison

ABC News 4 Charleston

FDA: 2 King of Pops flavors recalled for label error

King of Pops has recalled two flavors of their popular popsicles. According to the Food and Drug Administration, Banana Puddin' pops and Keylime Pie pops might have wheat and/or soy but the ingredients are not listed on the label.


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Agriculture, Science

News 4 Jax

Listeria tests prompt fruit recall

Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Food Science

WILX-TV Lansing

Pure Caffeine Warning From FDA

The Food and Drug Administration issues another warning this morning about pure caffeine,, urging consumers to stay away from it, after an Ohio teenager died from it.


Related Topix: Drink, Coffee

The Lebanon Daily News

China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat in its chicken nuggets.


Related Topix: Burger King, Restaurant Management, Starbucks, Mcdonalds, Life, Food, Hamburger

Free Republic

Democrat wants FDA ban on marketing e-cigs to children

A House Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban e-cigarette flavors and celebrity marketing practices that she says target children.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Rosa DeLauro, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Marketing, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine

Business Journal

Pancreatic cancer treatment that almost never was lands key FDA win

Aduro BioTech Inc.'s immune system-boosting treatment for fighting deadly pancreatic cancer won "breakthrough therapy" designation from regulators, the small Berkeley company said Monday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Steve Jobs

Mon Jul 21, 2014

News Max

Asthma Drug Found Effective Against Chronic Hives

A drug already used to treat moderate-to-severe allergic asthma appears to offer relief to people with chronic hives who haven't been helped by standard medications, new research suggests.


Related Topix: Hives, Genentech, Startups

Judge: FDA can't use tobacco panel menthol report

While the FDA has since conducted an independent review on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, Monday's ruling could hinder the agency's ability to defend any future regulations.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law


South Africa Approves Hemishpherx Interferon Study

Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. has announced execution of an agreement to seek South African government approval to initiate a study of AlferonA N, the only FDA approved natural interferon, in the suppression of HIV Type 1 replication and the reduction/elimination of functional cell-associated HIV DNA integration .


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania

New Canaan News-Review

EarthTalk: Safe

According to the Environmental Working Group, which assessed the safety and effectiveness of more than 1,400 sunscreens for its 2014 Guide to Sunscreens, only one in three sunscreens for sale on the shelves of American stores offer good skin protection and are free of ingredients with links to health problems.


Related Topix: Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic), Medicine, Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law

Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

No one likes it when a new drug in people's medicine cabinets turns out to have problems just remember the Vioxx debacle a decade ago, when this painkiller was removed from the market over concerns that it increased the risk of heart attack and stroke.


Related Topix: Medicine, Privacy