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Shkreli set to take the Fifth Amendment at hearing

Washington - Ex-pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has stated he would like to "berate" and "insult" Congress. However, for this week’s hearing he is set to take the Fifth Amendment.

Product recalls — What do they mean for the consumer? (Part 1)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is given the task of protecting the public from defective or potentially unsafe products before they reach the consumer. When a product is potentially dangerous or can cause illness, the FDA issues a recall.

Skin whitening cream and medicinal clay recalled

A skin whitening cream has been recalled due to the presence of mercury and a medicinal clay has been recalled due to the presence of lead. Both affect the U.S. market.

Cough mixture warning, and round-up of other recalls

A licorice coughing liquid has been voluntarily recalled, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The product was produced by the Ma Ying Long Pharmaceutical Group.

Dr. Robert Califf is head of U.S. FDA

Washington - The U.S. Senate has backed President Obama and appointed Dr. Robert Califf as the new head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most powerful health regulator in the world.

FDA takes legal action against pharmaceutical company

Washington - A consent decree has been opened against Downing Labs LLC, of Dallas, Texas, together with the holding company. The action has been initiated by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay.

Weight loss medication recalled

Washington - The company Bee Extremely Amazed LLC, based in Jewett, Ohio, U.S., is recalling several of its products marketed for weight loss because the products contain undeclared ingredients.

More cucumbers recalled over Salmonella health risk

Boca Raton - A Florida produce company is voluntarily recalling 174 bulk-packed containers of cucumbers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, the FDA announced on Thursday.

FDA ends lifetime ban on gay men donating blood

The FDA has officially ended its lifetime ban on gay men donating blood. However, men who want to donate will have to abstain from sex with another man for a year.

Obama signs law to protect pharmaceutical exclusivity

Washington - In a move that will please shareholders of pharmaceutical medications but disappoint those hoping for lower cost drugs to come to market quicker, the exclusivity rights of U.S. pharmaceutical companies have been extended.

China to clone one million cows to meet rising demand for beef

Tianjin - To meet the rising demand for beef in China, the world's largest cloning factory is being constructed in the Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area, in the northeastern region of the country.

Genvoya, new HIV-1 new treatment

A new treatment for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been approved for use in the U.S. The treatment comes in pill form.

Celery recall expanded to include 155,000 items from Taylor Farms

A recall of food products containing celery potentially contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 has been expanded by the FDA to include over 155,000 items sold at major grocery stores across the country.

Should Robert Califf head up the FDA?

Washington - President Obama’s preferred candidate to head up the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has faced criticisms over his apparent ties with the pharmaceutical industry. Robert Califf recently faced a hearing in the U.S. Senate.

Chipotle shares plummet as E. coli now reported in six states

The E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of customers who had eaten at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Oregon and Washington has now made its way to three more states. This brings the total up to six states that have been affected.

Op-Ed: FDA bypasses public — Genetically engineered salmon approved

Going against widespread opposition, and not even bothering to do an environmental impact study, our Food and Drug Administration has pushed genetically engineered salmon on the American public.

Over 100 supplement companies indicted over an array of charges

Led by the Department of Justice (DOJ), seven federal agencies on Tuesday announced at a press conference that joint civil and criminal actions against more than 100 makers and marketers of potentially dangerous dietary supplements have been unsealed.

India’s second largest drugmaker receives warning letter

Mumbai - The second-largest pharmaceutical manufacturer in India — Dr Reddy’s Laboratories — has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As a result, the company has seen its share price slide.

New treatments for eye care and diabetes

Washington - It has been a busy week for announcements about new medications to address serious medical conditions. Drugs are in the development pipeline for eye care and to help people manage complications associated with diabetes.

Sun Valley Juice Company ordered to shut down by FDA

Ketchum - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Sun Valley Juice Co. in Ketchum, Idaho to stop receiving, processing, preparing, packing, holding, and distributing juice until the FDA determines they are in compliance with U.S. food safety laws.

Salon worker 'froze to death' during cryotherapy treatment

Las Vegas - Cryotherapy is a weirdly unorthodox treatment that seems to be gaining popularity. It entails exposing the body to sub-zero temperatures and some say it may be beneficial, especially after a facial and moisturizer treatment.

Microbiology conference explores trends for contamination control Special

Bethesda - Near Washington D.C., pharmaceutical microbiologists recently gathered to discuss drug safety concerns together with the latest technologies. Here we report from the 10th Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) pharmaceutical microbiology conference.

The U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic Special

Bethesda - The U.S. response to Ebola has been undertaken within strict guidelines and existing drug safety measures, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA.) Within this framework, progress has been made in the global battle against the virus.

Heater-cooler devices could be a risk to some patients

Washington - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted a safety note relating to the risk of bacterial infections to some patients placed close to operating heater-cooler devices.

Feds to ban four new cigarette brands including Camel Crush Bold

Washington - U.S. health regulators halted the sale of four cigarette brands Tuesday after finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co had made changes to the products without adequate safety review.

Second Produce company recalls cucumbers for Salmonella

Custom Produce Sales of Parlier, California is recalling all cucumbers sold under the Fat Boy label dating back to August 1, 2015 because they may be contaminated with Salmonella poona and are covered under an ongoing recall.

Latest drug recalls and safety label changes

Bethesda - As we do regularly on Digital Journal, the latest drug information changes, safety warnings and instruction changes are highlighted based on information provided by the U.S. FDA.

Listeria fears spark recall of over 9,000 cases of frozen corn

More than 9,000 cases of frozen corn are being recalled by Bonduelle USA Inc., due to potential Listeria contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced in a press release on Monday.

FDA inspector held on bribery probe

A Taiwanese FDA inspector based in Taiwan, Chen Wen-hsiung, along with pharmaceutical associates, has been questioned by local authorities as part of an anti-corruption probe.

FDA approves powerful painkiller OxyContin for children

The Food and Drug Administration approved limited use of the often abused painkiller OxyContin in children as young as 11 years old, the agency announced Thursday.
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SEPARATION: A Camel-sponsored Isolation booth for smokers is seen at Munich Airport in 2009.
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Box of dried fish from L.A. Star Seafood Company.
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Picture description is "The Nugget Truck." Actually, this is a poultry farm truck going to the processing plant.
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Robert M. Califf, Professor of Medicine and nominated FDA head.
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Implementing the FSMA will not be easy without the proper funding.
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Corning Company manufactures this style of Corning coffee pots and cups.
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Pradaxa was approved for sale in the U.S. in 2010.
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Cattle in feedlot.
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