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FDA would boost food inspections under Senate bill

The Food and Drug Administration would have to step up inspections of food plants under legislation the Senate is expected to pass this week. The bill, which has stalled in that chamber for more than a year, would give the FDA authority to order a recall of tainted products. Today, the agency must negotiate with… Continue Reading FDA would boost food inspections under Senate bill

FDA to consider approval of modified salmon

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Tinker with the genetics of salmon and maybe you create a revolutionary new food source that could help the environment and feed the hungry. Or maybe you’re creating what some say is an untested “frankenfish” that could cause unknown allergic reactions and the eventual decimation of the wild salmon population. The Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading FDA to consider approval of modified salmon

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Federal regulators say the drugmaker Pfizer has failed to correct problems with its testing procedures that resulted in overdoses of several children during a company trial. The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter saying Pfizer did not properly monitor physicians testing an experimental medication, which the agency did not name. A Pfizer spokeswoman… Continue Reading FDA warns Pfizer for lax oversight of drug study

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is working to lift the smokescreen clouding the ingredients used in cigarettes and other tobacco products. In June, tobacco companies must tell the FDA their formulas for the first time, just as drug-makers have for decades. Manufacturers also will have to turn over any studies they’ve… Continue Reading What’s in a cigarette? FDA to study ingredients

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WASHINGTON (AP) – As federal regulators take their first tentative steps toward policing the wild west of medical information online, pharmaceutical companies are pressing their case to market drugs via Google, Twitter and other Web sites. The Food and Drug Administration will convene a two-day meeting beginning Thursday to hear the drug industry’s position on… Continue Reading Drug industry presses FDA to allow more online ads

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new manufacturing facility for seasonal influenza vaccine production. The facility, which is owned by Sanofi Pasteur, manufactures Fluzone Influenza Virus Vaccine, and could be used for the production of vaccines against the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain. “Increased manufacturing capacity for influenza vaccine is critical to our preparedness for influenza pandemic,”… Continue Reading FDA approves new influenza production facility

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