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Illinois Among States Involved in Multi-State Outbreak of Cyclospora from Contaminated Salads Made by Fresh Express; May Also Be the Source of Infection

673 Over 600 people have become infected by the parasite Cyclospora, suffering infections linked to salad mixes manufactured by Fresh Express. According to a release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there were 641 […]

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FDA Clarifies that Less Penetrating Self-Swab Test Update at Collection Sites Doesn’t Mean Individuals Can Use At-Home Test Kits for Coronavirus COVID-19

303 The FDA has clarified that less penetrating Self-Swabs to be implemented at Collection Sites does not mean that individuals can use At-Home Kits to test for Coronavirus COVID-19. Vice President Mike Pence recently spoke […]

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Cepheid Receives Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Test — Diagnostic Test for Coronavirus COVID-19

436 Cepheid’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Persing, discusses Cepheid’s new diagnostic test for qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. Cepheid today announced it has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. […]

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Expands Voluntary Recall of High Blood Pressure Pill Losartan

441 Torrent Pharmaceuticals is expanding its voluntary recall to include five additional lots of losartan potassium tablets (three lots of losartan potassium tablets and two lots of losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) combination tablets). The recall is […]

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FDA Warns Lake Forest-Based Generic Drug Company Akorn, Inc. About Unsterile Distribution Processes at Plants

145 Manufacturing problems involving quality and aseptic technique at Akorn Inc.’s New Jersey plant “pose a risk to patients,” according to U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulators. The Lake Forest, Illinois-based generic drug manufacturer […]

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BrightFarms, Supplying Grocers in Illinois and Wisconsin, Recalls Vegetables for Possible E. coli Contamination

34 According to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Roundy’s Supermarkets due to the potential presence of E. coli at its Rochelle, Illinois […]

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FDA Sends Warning Letter to Pfizer Unit Meridian Medical Technologies About EpiPens Failing to Fire Defect

59 The Food and Drug Administration has learned of “hundreds of complaints” about the anti-allergy EpiPen device has misfired “during life-threatening emergencies.” In some cases involving misfiring, people later died. EpiPens are used to deliver […]

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Diamond of California® Chopped Macadamia Nuts and Halves & Pieces Recalled for Salmonella Risk

28 The maker of Diamond of California® Macadamia Nuts, distributed in retail stores nationwide, due to possible Salmonella contamination. Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall following the result of testing by a FDA-contracted laboratory […]

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‘Female Viagra’ Gets FDA Approval; Sprout CEO Says Drug Is More About Desire Than Performance

42 CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen reports the FDA has approved the drug flibanserin, dubbed “Viagra for women,” to treat sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women. HSDD, unfortunately said fast sound like HSTD, is the acronym for Hypoactive […]