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USDA, EPA and FDA announce partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance

  • Posted on: 1 November 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, the latest effort in the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative launched by the three federal agencies in 2018.

FDA grants first-ever modified risk orders to eight smokeless tobacco products

  • Posted on: 24 October 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that, for the first time, it has authorized the marketing of products through the modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) pathway. The authorizations are for eight Swedish Match USA, Inc. snus smokeless tobacco products sold under the “General” brand name.

FDA, FTC warn company marketing unapproved cannabidiol products with unsubstantiated claims to treat teething and ear pain in infants, autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

  • Posted on: 24 October 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission posted a joint warning letter to Rooted Apothecary LLC, of Naples, Florida, for illegally selling unapproved products containing cannabidiol (CBD) online with unsubstantiated claims that the products treat teething pain and ear aches in infants, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, among other conditions or diseases.

FDA continued progress enhancing patient access to high-quality, low-cost generic drugs

  • Posted on: 19 October 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Affordable access to medicines is a public health concern and more generic drug competition can help reduce prices, improve access and benefit the public health. Safe, effective and high-quality generic drugs play a vital role in our health care system. Generic drugs account for about 90% of all prescription drug purchases in the U.S. In 2018, competition from generic drugs saved the health care system about $293 billion.

FDA allows marketing of first rapid diagnostic test for detecting Ebola virus antigens

  • Posted on: 14 October 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) to detect Ebola virus antigens (proteins) in human blood from certain living individuals and samples from certain recently deceased individuals suspected to have died from Ebola (cadaveric oral fluid). The OraQuick Ebola Rapid Antigen Test is the first rapid diagnostic test the FDA has allowed to be marketed in the U.S. for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The test provides a rapid, presumptive diagnosis that must be confirmed.

FDA awards two grants for natural history studies in rare diseases

  • Posted on: 11 October 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration  announced it has awarded two new research grants for natural history studies in rare diseases. The FDA is providing over $4.1 million over the next four years to fund these studies. Information from natural history studies can facilitate design of efficient clinical trials to test future treatments.

FDA approves first treatment to increase pain-free light exposure in patients with a rare disorder

  • Posted on: 10 October 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval to Scenesse (afamelanotide) to increase pain-free light exposure in adult patients with a history of phototoxic reactions (damage to skin) from erythropoietic protoporphyria.

FDA awards 12 grants to fund new clinical trials to advance the development of medical products for the treatment of rare diseases

  • Posted on: 10 October 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has awarded 12 new clinical trial research grants totaling more than $15 million over the next four years to enhance the development of medical products for patients with rare diseases. The grants were awarded to principal investigators from academia and industry across the country.

FDA approves second drug to prevent HIV infection as part of ongoing efforts to end the HIV epidemic

  • Posted on: 5 October 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Descovy (emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg) in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35kg for HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV-1 infection from sex, excluding those who have receptive vaginal sex. Descovy is not indicated in individuals at risk of HIV-1 infection from receptive vaginal sex because the effectivness in this population has not been evaluated.

Torrent Pharma expanding its recall for Losartan Potassium Tablets

  • Posted on: 1 October 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding its recall for Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and Losartan Potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP, to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity while testing the below finished product batches manufactured utilizing active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited using the old Route of Synthesis.

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