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1 hr ago | Washington Examiner

Chuck Schumer calls on FDA to drop spent grain proposal

Sen. Charles Schumer will be at a western New York brewery to call on the federal government to drop a proposal that has the nation's craft beer brewers up in arms.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer

1 hr ago | Forbes.com

Digging Into Sarepta's FDA Victory

The news should please both investors and patient advocates who have campaigned for the drug's approval.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Industry

6 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

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A historic partnership between breweries and local farmers is in jeopardy after a proposed rule change from the U.S Food and Drug Administration.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Senator Tammy Baldwin, US News, US Senate, Beer, Drink, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Seattle Times

Brewers say proposed FDA rule would cost millions, raise prices

Northwest beer brewers have joined a national outcry over a proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration that they say would make it prohibitively expensive for them to recycle spent grain by providing it to dairy farmers.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food Science, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Congressional report: e-cigarette makers targeting youth

An investigation by Democratic members of Congress into the marketing practices of electronic cigarette companies found that major producers are targeting young people by giving away samples at music and sporting events and running radio and television advertisements during youth-oriented programs.

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Related Topix: Marketing, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law

Star-Telegram.com

Some generic drugs have had eye-popping price spikes

Pharmacist Larry Cowan can flip through his records and spot the generic drugs that have taken big price jumps in the past year or so.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Doxycycline (generic), Vibramycin, Doryx, Medicaid, Medicare

Denver Post

Got raw milk, along with listeria and salmonella?

Shannon Triplett fills jugs with raw milk at Hedgebrook Farm in Virginia, which runs a cow-sharing program for those seeking raw milk.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Agriculture, Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Politics, Representative Thomas Massie, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Food Science, Opinion

GuruFocus.com

GlaxoSmithKline Finally Received Approval from FDA for Its Diabetes Drug Tanzeum

GlaxoSmithKline , the renowned research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare firm, has finally received the green signal in the US for marketing its once-weekly diabetes drug Tanzeum which the company expects to launch in third quarter 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, Marketing

The Motley Fool

The E-Cig Market Is Still Smokin'

Although the Food and Drug Administration will undoubtedly try to snuff out the emerging electronic cigarette market when it reveals its soon-to-be-released regulations, the industry continues evolving in new, unforeseen directions that will leave regulators, antismoking crusaders, and politicians scrambling once again to catch up.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Amarillo.com

McCartney: Pull the plug on electronic cigarette ads

The tobacco industry is sharply raising spending on advertisements and other marketing for electronic cigarettes to try to make smoking glamorous again and hook a new generation of Americans on nicotine.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Opinion

Examiner.com

Opioid overdose treatment device Evizio approved by FDA

Evzio is the first naloxone kit that can be used by family members and caregivers of heroin addicts to potentially save them from an overdose.

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Related Topix: Drugs

International Society of Automation

ISA introduces new training course designed to help FDA-regulated...

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA - The International Society of Automation today introduces a new training course that enables companies regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration to meet demanding government requirements for product and process quality and safety.

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Related Topix: Research Triangle Park, NC

The Oregonian

Beer prices could go up under FDA rule that angers farmers, brewers

The driver pulls his big rig in front of Widmer Brothers brewery in North Portland two or three times a day, opens the silo chute and fills up the 48-foot-long trailer with a steamy, sloshy byproduct of the brewing process.

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Related Topix: Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Greg Walden, Republican, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Food Science

Medical Daily

FDA Warns Uterine Fibroids May Spread Hidden Cancer When Removed By Traditional Procedure

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday its warning against the use of laparoscopic power morcellation, a technique used to remove a woman's uterus or non-cancerous fibroids found in the uterus, as evidence suggests the technique may cause undetected cancers to spread throughout the body.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

Reminder for cat owners: Easter lilies can kill your kittyReminder...

Easter lilies are a popular decoration this time of year, but if you have cats, you may want to avoid that particular flower Easter lilies are a popular decoration this time of year, but if you have cats, you may want to avoid that particular flower, or at least put it in a place that your kitty can't reach.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Cefaly 'crown' takes on migraine pain - without drugs

It looks like a crown for a princess from the future, but the headband is a medical treatment: the first device approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent migraine headaches.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Migraine Headache, Health

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

As allergy season ramps up, new pill receives FDA approval

If you're a parent and your child suffers from allergies, it can be difficult to watch them struggle through this season.

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Related Topix: Allergy, Medicine, Health, Allergy and Immunology

Health.com

17-Day Leech Treatment Helps Save Woman's Ear After Dog Attack

A savage pit bull attack results in the total dismembering of a teenage girl's ear.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Plastic Surgery

Express India

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals recalls stomach ulcer drug ranitidine in US

Medicines produced in India, which supplies about 40% of generic and over-the-counter drugs sold in the US, have come under increased scrutiny by the FDA.

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HON

Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

Most medical devices approved for use in children are not tested on pediatric patients before they are marketed, a new Harvard study finds.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Marketing

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