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By Guest Author On Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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The Same Scams Target Vulnerable Older People in 2015

On a regular basis, we read about companies and individuals charged with investment fraud and Ponzi-like schemes. Recent ones include Atlanta-based Gray Financial Group, Inc. for putting pension plans in an investment More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Restaurant menu and vending machine calorie labeling rules finalized

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Vacations and Health – The new winning formula for travelers abroad

Many people around the world who simply cannot afford to undergo a medical procedure at home, due to a complex medical procedure or a simple cosmetic one, have got an opportunity to go to a foreign country and have More...

By Robert On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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NC physician petitions FDA to ‘fast-track’ Tekmira’s Ebola drug

With the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) raging through West Africa resulting in the largest outbreak of the lethal disease since first found in 1976, one North Carolina physician is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Schwebel’s announce recall of certain products from Youngstown bakery

Schwebel Baking Company today announced it has voluntarily withdrawn certain products from the marketplace after Listeria was discovered during a scheduled environmental assessment of its Youngstown bakery. Schwebel More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Tanning beds and tanning booths to require warning because of cancer risk: FDA

PRESS RELEASE Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final order reclassifying sunlamp products and ultraviolet (UV) lamps intended for use in sunlamp products from low-risk (class I) to moderate-risk More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Sleep drug, Lunesta, to be relabeled with lower starting dose: FDA

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it required the manufacturer of the sleep drug Lunesta (eszopiclone) to change the drug label and lower the current recommended starting dose. More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Experts express concern about use of Stanislaw Burzynski’s ‘antineoplastons’ for cancer treatment

A group of medical, scientific and policy experts joined forces with the Center for Inquiry (CFI) in sending a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Margaret A. Hamburg, MD expressing concern More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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FDA lowers age indication for Sanofi Pasteur’s Adacel Tdap vaccine

PRESS RELEASE Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi , announced Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel® (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Sivextro, to treat MRSA skin infections, receives recommendation from FDA Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee

PRESS RELEASE Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee (AIDAC) voted to recommend approval of Cubist’s investigational More...

By Robert On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Medical conspiracism: Monsanto, autism and the CIA-HIV link

In a new survey publish in the JAMA Internal Medicine this week, researchers from the University of Chicago looked at some of the more common “medical conspiracies” and how much the public subscribes More...

By Robert On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Swiss pharma company, Basilea, receives FDA Qualified Infectious Disease Product designation for fungal drug, isavuconazole

PRESS RELEASE Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. announced Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designated isavuconazole as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the treatment of invasive More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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FDA wants updates to Nutrition Facts Label: ‘Added sugars’ and ‘Vitamin D’ among proposed changes

PRESS RELEASE   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, December 30th, 2013
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FDA accepts Cubist’s NDA for the investigational antibiotic tedizolid to treat MRSA infections

PRESS RELEASE  Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for its investigational antibiotic tedizolid More...

By Robert On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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FDA implementing plan to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food animals

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is implementing a plan to help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals for food production purposes, such as to enhance More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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Cause of pet jerky illnesses remains unknown as nearly 600 dogs have died

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the cause of jerky pet treat-related illnesses involving 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the U.S. since 2007, which includes approximately 580 deaths, continues to elude More...

By Robert On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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DOD policy on malaria drug, mefloquine, consistant with FDA

Back on July 29, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated it’s warning about the antimalarial drug, mefloquine, concerning the serious side effects encountered from some using the drug– the neurologic More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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‘The Monsanto Protection Act’ moves ahead in Congress, protecting the biotech company from lawsuits

House Republicans shielded the Monsanto company from penalty as they included an extension of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act in the spending bill designed to avert a government shutdown, according to text More...

By Robert On Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
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Dozens report getting sick from Chobani yogurt, Food scientist says ‘mold should not pose a health risk to most consumers’

In a follow up to the recall notice of Chobani yogurt last Friday, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spokesperson Tamara Ward told an Idaho news source that the agency had received some 89 reports of illness More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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San Diego pharmacy recalls testosterone injection over sterility concerns

San Diego, California pharmacy, University Compounding Pharmacy, announced the voluntary recall of several injectable preparations over concerns of sterility of the products. Testosterone Cypionate (Sesame Oil)Image/FDA The More...

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