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Trials to begin for pharmacists linked to deadly fungal meningitis outbreak

Trials to begin for pharmacists linked to deadly fungal meningitis outbreak

Two pharmacists will face second-degree murder charges in imminent trials in connection with the sale of contaminated pain medicines that caused the deadliest meningitis outbreak in U.S. history in 2012.

Hundreds of people in nearly two dozen states were diagnosed with fungal meningitis and certain other infections in 2012, after they received contaminated medication. Nine states reported 64 deaths.

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FDA limits lead levels in cosmetics to 10 ppm

FDA limits lead levels in cosmetics to 10 ppm

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday issued new draft guidance, suggesting a limit on use of lead in cosmetic products like lipsticks, eye shadows and shampoos.

The FDA limited lead contained in cosmetic products marketing in the U.S. to a maximum of 10 parts per million (ppm) for lipsticks, lip glosses and lip liners as well as externally applied cosmetic products like eye shadows, shampoo, blushes and body lotions.

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Exploding e-cigarettes need a federal look: Sen. Schumer says

Exploding e-cigarettes need a federal look: Sen. Schumer says

The federal government should launch an investigation into growing incidents of exploding e-cigarettes to figure out the cause, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.

Sen. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said in an interview on Sunday that the federal government needs to figure out why e-cigarettes and their batteries are exploding and catching fire.

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Raritan recalls homeopathic products due to potentially poisonous ingredient

Raritan recalls homeopathic products due to potentially poisonous ingredient

Raritan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for multiple homeopathic products over uncertainty about the amount of potentially toxic belladonna extract, according to a MedWatch alert by the U. S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

A number of homeopathic products for kids contain belladonna in very small amount. In spite of carrying the Italian term for "beautiful lady," belladonna can cause serious side effect and harm if consumed in larger doses. For instance, it can block functions of the body's nervous system.

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FDA approves artificial pancreas, first device to automatically deliver insulin dosage to type-1-diabetics

FDA approves artificial pancreas, first device to automatically deliver insulin

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given green signal to Medtronic's artificial pancreas for type-1-diabetic patients. The first-of-a-kind device will automatically deliver the right dose of the insulin to the patients.

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Biogen Alzheimer’s drug receives federal fast-track status

Biogen Alzheimer’s drug receives federal fast-track status

Biogen's latest powerful drug that destroys brain plaque associated with Alzheimer's has got federal fast-track status meant for the most promising experimental meds. This has given a fresh hope to patients and signaled a probable boon for the Cambridge Company.

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FDA approves Enbrel’s biosimilar drug

FDA approves Enbrel’s biosimilar drug

The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a drug, which is a biosimilarof Enbrel meant to treat moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The new drugErelzi is a more affordable option, capable of producing results similar to the original drug.

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DEA not Reconsidering How Marijuana is Treated under Federal Drug Control Laws

DEA not Reconsidering How Marijuana is Treated under Federal Drug Control Laws

In the US, marijuana will remain in the most restrictive category for enforcement purposes, as per the government. It means the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has decided not to reconsider current restrictions on the drug as of now.

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Campbell Soup May be the Leader in Labelling GMO Ingredients on its Products Nationwide

Campbell Soup May be the Leader in Labelling GMO Ingredients on its Products Nat

People deserve to know what their foods come from and in recent years, many of the consumer advocacy groups put forward a demand for further transparency regarding the issue. They want the companies to inform their customers whether the product in any ways contains GMO.

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Sweet Leaf Tea recalls 1.5 million iced tea bottles

Sweet Leaf Tea recalls 1.5 million iced tea bottles

The Sweet Leaf Tea Co. has issued a voluntary recall for more than a million bottles of iced tea due to possibility of glass fragments I some bottles, the U. S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced.

The company announced the recall in cooperation with the FDA after receiving four complaints from customers. However, no injuries have been reported. The company says that a glass broke during the filling process, resulting in some fragments falling into the beverage.

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