Saturday, December 7, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019

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FDA reports progress in support of opioid recovery and treatment act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) acting commissioner, Dr. Ned Sharpless, has released a statement on the agency’s efforts to address the opioid crisis as the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act marked its one year anniversary on Oct. 24.

Sterilization facility closures may threaten availability of medical devices, FDA cautions

Acting commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dr. Ned Sharpless recently released a statement regarding medical device availability following the closure of multiple sterilization facilities.

FDA approved record number of generic drugs in 2018

A new report on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) generic drug program highlights the agency's all-time record number of approvals for fiscal year 2018.

Johnson & Johnson announces recall after FDA test confirms asbestos in batch of baby powder

Legal teams pursuing numerous lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of ovarian cancer victims alleging that asbestos in the manufacturer's baby powder made them sick are saying that J&J's announcement Friday of a voluntary recall of the product should help prove their claims.

MD Anderson's Hahn a frontrunner for FDA Commissioner

Stephen Hahn, M.D., Chief Medical Executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is the top candidate to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Sen. Blumenthal calls on FDA to issue regulatory framework for CBD

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) recently held a press conference in which he pleaded with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish a regulatory framework for the safe use of CBD.

FDA awards $15 million grant to 12 new clinical trials for rare-disease treatments

Over the next four years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be providing more than $15 million to 12 new clinical trials. The grants will help enhance the development of medical products for patients with rare diseases – mainly those affecting children.

FDA awards more than $4.1 million for natural history studies of rare diseases

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing more than $4.1 million in the next four years to fund two natural history studies of rare diseases.

FDA issues Salmonella, Listeria warnings for Performance Dog frozen raw pet food

A Performance Dog frozen raw pet food sample has tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono), causing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a warning to pet owners.

Acting FDA commissioner addresses vaping illnesses before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Norman E. ("Ned") Sharpless, M.D., has presented his remarks on the FDA’s planned regulation of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including the investigation of vaping illnesses, before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee.

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