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53 min ago | The Baltimore Sun

U.S. court upholds FDA animal feed policy despite health concern

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy allowing the use of various antibiotics in animal feed, even if such use might endanger the public health.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Health

5 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Texas medical board charges controversial cancer doctor

Fans of Houston doctor Stanislaw Burzynski love him for defying the medical establishment and offering alternative therapies to terminally ill patients.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Texas, Healthcare Law, Law, Oncology

6 hrs ago | News Observer

Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a ruling in 2012 by a district court that sided with several health and consumer organizations that sued the FDA after the agency decided against holding the hearings.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

7 hrs ago | ABC News

FDA Reviewing What Could Be First Biosimilar Drug

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing research data on what could become the first U.S.-approved "biosimilar" drug, a cheaper, sort-of generic version of a biologic drug.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Neupogen, Filgrastim (generic)

11 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

FDA approves Eagle Pharmaceuticals' malignant hyperthermia drug

Woodcliff Lake-based Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its use of the drug Ryanodex, which is used for the treatment of malignant hyperthermia, making the drug the first product to be solely marketed by the company.

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15 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Lab finds no risk from bacteria at Ohio bakery

Production at the Schwebel Baking Co. facility in Youngstown was stopped Tuesday after environmental sampling conducted by the company found an undetermined species of listeria, a naturally occurring bacteria.

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18 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone will seem like strange bedfellows.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

20 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Beer Geeks and Farmers Take on FDA and Win

For those into local and sustainable farming and food production, the FDA is akin to a bullying older sibling always trying to suppress your desire to express your creativity -- actually, it's more like the big brother who sits on your head and farts in your face.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Agriculture, Science, Food Science

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food

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.

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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.

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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.

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

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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee

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