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3 hrs ago | Reuters

InterMune drug may offer big upside to Roche if aimed at liver

Roche Holding AG's planned $8 billion purchase of InterMune Inc is centered around hopes for blockbuster sales of its lung drug, but the smaller company's development pipeline may end up giving the Swiss drugmaker a far bigger bang for its buck.


Related Topix: Biotech, InterMune, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, Fibrosis

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Aegerion says FDA investigation into off-label marketing is closed

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals says that one of the issues which spurred it to take the number one spot on the area's list of biggest stock losers so far this year is now resolved.


Related Topix: Marketing

10 hrs ago | Medical News

Asterias receives clearance from FDA to initiate Phase 1/2a clinical trial of AST-OPC1

Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc. has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to initiate a Phase 1/2a clinical trial of its product, AST-OPC1, in patients with complete cervical spinal cord injury .


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

12 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

FDA investigating large Maine lobster processor

One of Maine's major lobster processors says it has addressed a battery of violations brought forth by the Food and Drug Administration, but the federal agency says it has not yet cleared the firm of violations.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, University of Maine, Agriculture, Science

16 hrs ago | HON

Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says

Joining a number of other health agencies, the United Nations' World Health Organization on Tuesday recommended that countries regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their use indoors until studies prove that "vaping" is harmless to bystanders.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Marketing, Smoking, Health

21 hrs ago |

FDA admits not knowing about existence of many food chemicals, let alone their safety

The explosive introduction of new food additives, in addition to an easing of some federal oversight requirements, has allowed manufacturers to dodge scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration, the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals that are flowing into the food supply.


Related Topix: Food Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Beef Plant reopens

As negative attention dies down and beef prices continue to rise, Beef Products, Inc. is seeing an increase in demand.


Related Topix: Garden City, KS, Food Science

Business Journal

Ampio seeks to reassure investors after drug freezing clouds trial

Ampio is trying to create a medicine, called Ampion, to reduce pain experienced by people with osteoarthritis of the knee.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Osteoarthritis, Health, Arthritis


Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

As the fall sports season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions are untested, unproven and possibly dangerous.


The Wichita Eagle

Feds seek comment on lower-risk tobacco bid

Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes.


Related Topix: Match, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Brandon Sun

Arbitration tribunal backs FDA in NAFTA dispute with generic drug firm Apotex

Generic drug company Apotex Inc. said Tuesday an arbitration tribunal has rejected its claims that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration violated the North American Free Trade Agreement by prohibiting imports of Apotex products from two Ontario plants for nearly two years.


Pharmaceutical Processing

Fresenius Kabi Receives FDA Approval for KabivenA and PerikabivenA

Fresenius Kabi announced today it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Kabiven A and Perikabiven A , parenteral nutrition products in a three-chamber bag - the only container of its kind available in the United States.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Marketing

The Alternative Press

FDA Reports Voluntary Recall of Nut Butters at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and More

Following routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration , nSpired Natural Foods, Inc., has voluntarily recalled specific lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, along with other private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars due to potential salmonella contamination.



North Dakota winter wheat crop hurt by disease

Some North Dakota grain elevators are urging farmers to bin their newly harvested winter wheat until the market figures out what to do with a heavily diseased crop.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Marketing

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Mental Help Net

Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

More than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year -- a threefold increase from 2011, a new U.S. study says.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Education Etc., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Healthcare Law, Law

Confectionery News

Ghirardelli shells out $5m to settle 'fake' white chocolate suit

Lindt & SprA1 4ngli's US subsidiary Ghirardelli Chocolate has settled a class action lawsuit over allegations its Premium Baking Chips - Classic White misled consumers by claiming to contain white chocolate.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate, Healthcare Law, Law

Science Daily

New gluten-free ingredient may cause allergic reaction, expert warns

A popular legume used in other countries is showing up in more U.S. gluten-free products.


Related Topix: Food Science, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Financial Services, Kansas State University

Business Journal

Former FDA head says biotech business model 'is basically falling apart'

A former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the agency is holding back, rather than encouraging, the creation of groundbreaking new drugs.



RD: 'Natural' claim tarnished, but still meaningful

Catherine Adams Hutt: "'Natural' and related terms have meaning, intent and consumer appeal because they convey clean label, a minimal number of ingredients, minimal preservatives and consciousness of what people are eating."


Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Agriculture, Science

Pharmaceutical Processing

FDA Approves Iroko Pharmaceuticals' ZORVOLEX for Management of Osteoarthritis Pain

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, announced today the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved ZORVOLEX capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug , for the management of osteoarthritis pain.


Related Topix: Arthritis, Health, Pain, Healthcare Law, Law, Diclofenac (generic), Voltaren, Cataflam