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7-12-2018

Strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen infant oral drops in 24 mL bottles recalled because of defective child-resistant safety caps

Strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen infant oral drops in 24 mL bottles recalled because of defective child-resistant safety caps

Laboratoire RivaInc. and Laboratoires Trianon Inc. are voluntarily recalling five over-the-counter strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen oral drops for infants. The products are labeled as Biomedic, Option, Personnelle, Selection, or Laboratoires Trianon Inc. The products are packaged in 24 mL bottles and are used for pain and fever relief. They are being recalled because the child-resistant safety cap may be defective. This recall is in addition to previous recalls of children’s acetaminophen syrups for th...

Health Canada

7-12-2018

Re‐evaluation of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) as a food additive

Re‐evaluation of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) as a food additive

Published on: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provides a scientific opinion re‐evaluating the safety of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) when used as a food additive. The Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) in 1978 endorsed the acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 25 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day, expressed as propane‐1,2‐diol, established by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) in 1974. No adverse effects were observed in short‐t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

4-12-2018

Mylan Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, to all Lots Within Expiry Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylam

Mylan Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, to all Lots Within Expiry Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylam

– Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals business is expanding its consumer-level voluntary nationwide recall to include all lots of Valsartan-containing products within expiry. The 104 additional lots include 26 lots of Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP (including the 5mg/160mg, 10mg/160mg, 5mg/320mg and 10mg/320mg strengths), 51 lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP (including 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg and 320 mg strengths), and 27 lots of Valsartan and Hydrochloroth...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

4-12-2018

Joint project on Benchmark Dose modelling with RIVM

Joint project on Benchmark Dose modelling with RIVM

Published on: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 A web application for PROAST, a software package for BMD modelling, was developed to make the use of the BMD approach significantly easier for toxicologists and risk assessors. In addition, model averaging was included in the software, for the most frequently occurring types of data in toxicological studies. The PROAST web application now allows for applying model averaging for the case of both quantal and continuous data, as well as for combined datasets (dose‐response da...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-11-2018

Data collection for the estimation of ecological data (specific focal species, time spent in treated areas collecting food, composition of diet), residue level and residue decline on food items to be used in the risk assessment for birds and mammals

Data collection for the estimation of ecological data (specific focal species, time spent in treated areas collecting food, composition of diet), residue level and residue decline on food items to be used in the risk assessment for birds and mammals

Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 The study described in this report was conducted with the aim of developing an unified database of ecological data and residue data to be used for the risk assessment of plant protection products for birds and mammals. The main sources of data were the information submitted in the context of approval of active substances and authorization of products and and additional information retrieved through a systematic literature review. The data were screened and organised in thr...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

28-11-2018

CLS Sales Inc. recalls Wind Up Fish & Lion Toys

CLS Sales Inc. recalls Wind Up Fish & Lion Toys

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the toys do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. Additionally, the fish toy released small parts during testing, which could pose as a choking hazard for young children.

Health Canada

28-11-2018

EFSA Scientific Colloquium 24 – 'omics in risk assessment: state of the art and next steps

EFSA Scientific Colloquium 24 – 'omics in risk assessment: state of the art and next steps

Published on: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 In recent years, the development of innovative tools in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics (designated collectively as 'omics technologies) has opened up new possibilities for applications in scientific research and led to the availability of vast amounts of analytical data. The interpretation and integration of 'omics data can provide valuable information on the functional status of an organism and on the effect of external factors such as stressors. T...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

27-11-2018

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx2 related to pesticide residues Objective 2: Linking the processing techniques investigated in regulatory studies with the E

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx2 related to pesticide residues Objective 2: Linking the processing techniques investigated in regulatory studies with the E

Published on: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 In the framework of the project ‘Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx2’ a compendium of representative processing techniques was prepared as a result of Objective 1. In Objective 2 the food / feed items and processes as described in the compendium of Objective 1 were coded using the FoodEx2 coding system. The coding covers the raw agricultural commodities and the food / feed item...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-11-2018

Extensive literature search, selection for relevance and data extraction of studies related to the toxicity of PCDD/Fs and DL‐PCBs in humans

Extensive literature search, selection for relevance and data extraction of studies related to the toxicity of PCDD/Fs and DL‐PCBs in humans

Published on: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 To enable the hazard identification and characterisation in the risk assessment for humans related to the seventeen 2,3,7,8‐substituted dioxins (PCCDs) and furans (PCDFs) and the twelve dioxin‐like polychlorinated biphenyls (DL‐PCBs), EFSA outsourced an extensive literature search (ELS), followed by selection for relevance and extraction of relevant data for consideration in the risk assessment. Two tailored search strategies for Web of Science (WoS) and PubMed for identif...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-11-2018

Assessment of genetically modified soybean MON 89788 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐011)

Assessment of genetically modified soybean MON 89788 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐011)

Published on: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐011 under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Monsanto Europe, the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (GMO Panel) was asked to deliver a scientific risk assessment on the data submitted in the context of the renewal of authorisation application for the herbicide‐tolerant genetically modified soybean MON 89788, for food and feed uses, excluding cultivation within the European Union....

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

Recommendations on the use of the proportionality approach in the framework of risk assessment for pesticide residues

Recommendations on the use of the proportionality approach in the framework of risk assessment for pesticide residues

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The technical report reflects the outcome of the discussions and agreements that were reached in the pesticides peer review meeting on residues and maximum residue levels regarding the principles and guidance for application of the proportionality concept in the risk assessment methodologies used at European level for the estimation of the maximum residue levels for pesticides. In addition, practical experiences on the use of the proportionality approach gained by EFSA hav...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

Assessment of genetically modified LLCotton25 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐010)

Assessment of genetically modified LLCotton25 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐010)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐010 under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Bayer, the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (GMO Panel) was asked to deliver a scientific risk assessment on the data submitted in the context of the renewal of authorisation application for the herbicide‐tolerant genetically modified LLCotton25, for food and feed uses, import and processing, excluding cultivation within the EU. The d...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

8-11-2018

Hazard analysis approaches for certain small retail establishments and food donations: second scientific opinion

Hazard analysis approaches for certain small retail establishments and food donations: second scientific opinion

Published on: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In 2017, EFSA published a ‘simplified’ food safety management system (FSMS) for certain small retail establishments (butcher, grocer, baker, fish and ice cream shop) based on the application of prerequisite programme (PRP) criteria. The aim of this opinion was to develop similar FSMSs for other small retail enterprises including retail distribution centres, supermarkets, restaurants (including pubs and other catering activities) and food donation. The latter...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Updated review of the existing maximum residue levels for imazalil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 following new toxicological information

Updated review of the existing maximum residue levels for imazalil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 following new toxicological information

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In compliance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA received a mandate from the European Commission to provide an update of the reasoned opinion on the review of existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for imazalil published on 5 September 2017, taking into account the additional information provided on the toxicity of the metabolites R014821, FK‐772 and FK‐284. EFSA did not derive MRL proposals from the post‐harvest uses reported on citrus fru...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance

Guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 EFSA has asked the Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) to update the guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to physical performance published in 2012. The update takes into account the experience gained by the NDA Panel with the evaluation of additional health claim applications, changes introduced to the general scientific guidance for stakeholders for health claims applications and information collected from ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

25-10-2018

Safety of zinc chelate of methionine sulfate for the target species

Safety of zinc chelate of methionine sulfate for the target species

Published on: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Zinc chelate of methionine sulfate is intended to be used as a nutritional additive (functional group: compounds of trace elements). The additive is zinc chelated with methionine in a molar ratio 1:1. It is intended to supply zinc as a nutritional additive to all animal species/categories. In 2017, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) adopted an opinion on the safety and efficacy of zinc chelate of methionine su...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

24-10-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on how new regulatory authorities will assist the agency in more forcefully addressing opioid crisis; included as part of the newly enacted Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recove

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on how new regulatory authorities will assist the agency in more forcefully addressing opioid crisis; included as part of the newly enacted Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recove

The SUPPORT Act grants FDA additional authorities to meaningfully advance efforts to combat the crisis of opioid addiction plaguing our nation.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

18-10-2018

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 201 Revision 2 (FGE.201Rev2): 2‐alkylated, aliphatic, acyclic alpha,beta‐unsaturated aldehydes and precursors, with or without additional double‐bonds, from chemical subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 201 Revision 2 (FGE.201Rev2): 2‐alkylated, aliphatic, acyclic alpha,beta‐unsaturated aldehydes and precursors, with or without additional double‐bonds, from chemical subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19

Published on: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to consider in this revision 2 of Flavouring Group Evaluation 201, the additional data on genotoxicity submitted by the Industry on two substances, 2‐methylpent‐2‐enal [FL‐no: 05.090] and 2 methylcrotonaldehyde [FL‐no: 05.095], from subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19. In FGE.201Rev1, the Panel concluded that further data were required in order to clarify the genotoxic poten...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-10-2018

Applicability of in silico tools for the prediction of dermal absorption for pesticides

Applicability of in silico tools for the prediction of dermal absorption for pesticides

Published on: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Based on the “Human in vitro dermal absorption datasets” published as supporting information to the revised EFSA Guidance on Dermal Absorption, in silico models for prediction of absorption across the skin have been evaluated. For this evaluation, a systematic literature search and review was performed, identifying 288 publications describing mathematical models for prediction of dermal absorption. Eleven models potentially relevant to the regulatory assessm...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

16-10-2018

Abond Group Inc. recalls Tubeez Baby Bath Support

Abond Group Inc. recalls Tubeez Baby Bath Support

The bath support’s suction cups may not adhere to the bath surface, making it unstable and cause it to possibly tip over while in use. In addition, an infant can slip underneath the front support bar and become lodged under water posing a drowning hazard.

Health Canada

14-9-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance azadirachtin (Margosa extract)

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance azadirachtin (Margosa extract)

Published on: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The conclusions of the EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State, Germany, for the pesticide active substance azadirachtin are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the additional representative use of azadir...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-9-2018

FDA provides update on its ongoing investigation into valsartan products; and reports on the finding of an additional impurity identified in one firm’s already recalled products

FDA provides update on its ongoing investigation into valsartan products; and reports on the finding of an additional impurity identified in one firm’s already recalled products

FDA update on the ongoing investigation into valsartan impurities, recalls and current findings.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

12-9-2018

Application of data science in risk assessment and early warning

Application of data science in risk assessment and early warning

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The currently applied approaches, procedures and tools used for the identification of emerging risks vary greatly among Member States of the EU. EFSA established a structured approach for emerging risk identification that mainly consists of systematically searching, collecting, collating and analysing information and data. In addition, EFSA concluded that new methodologies and tools are needed to facilitate efficient and transparent sharing of data, knowledg...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-9-2018

Novel foods: a risk profile for the house cricket (Acheta domesticus)

Novel foods: a risk profile for the house cricket (Acheta domesticus)

Published on: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Novel foods could represent a sustainable alternative to traditional farming and conventional foodstuffs. Starting in 2018, Regulation (EU) 2283/2015 entered into force, laying down provisions for the approval of novel foods in Europe, including insects. This Approved Regulation establishes the requirements that enable Food Business Operators to bring new foods into the EU market, while ensuring high levels of food safety for European consumers. The present ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-9-2018

Risk assessment of antimicrobial resistance along the food chain through culture‐independent methodologies

Risk assessment of antimicrobial resistance along the food chain through culture‐independent methodologies

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents a major challenge for Public Health and the scientific community, and requires immediate and drastic solutions. Acquired resistance to certain antimicrobials is already widespread to such an extent that their efficacy in the treatment of certain life‐threatening infections is already compromised. To date, the emergence and spread of AMR has been attributed to the use, misuse or indiscriminate use of antibiotics as th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-9-2018

Identification and evaluation of potentially mutagenic and carcinogenic food contaminants

Identification and evaluation of potentially mutagenic and carcinogenic food contaminants

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Heat processing of food gives rise to a plethora of chemical compounds whose toxicological effects are largely unknown. Due to a general lack of experimental toxicological data, assessing the risks associated with the consumption of these substances remains a challenge. Computer models that allow for an in silico prediction of physicochemical and toxicological characteristics, may be able to fill current data gaps and facilitate the risk assessment of toxico...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-8-2018

Alcon Announces Voluntary Global Market Withdrawal of CyPass Micro-Stent for Surgical Glaucoma

Alcon Announces Voluntary Global Market Withdrawal of CyPass Micro-Stent for Surgical Glaucoma

Reflecting its uncompromising commitment to patient safety, Alcon today announced an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from the global market. In addition, Alcon advises surgeons to immediately cease further implantation with the CyPass Micro-Stent and to return any unused devices to Alcon. This decision and corresponding recommendation is based on an analysis of five-year post-surgery data from the COMPASS-XT long-term safety study. The US Food and Drug Administration (FD...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

30-8-2018

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Denmark and EFSA – Final report

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Denmark and EFSA – Final report

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 During the project seven standard operating procedures (SOP) were developed for the four data domains (zoonoses, chemical contaminant, pesticide residues and veterinary medical products residues). The SOPs describe 1) How the national governance of risk assessment data is organised, 2) how data are collected and validated before delivering to EFSA covering all four domains, 3) How data is transferred to EFSA, 4) how to respond to EFSA request for clarificati...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Scientific Opinion on the state of the art of Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic (TKTD) effect models for regulatory risk assessment of pesticides for aquatic organisms

Scientific Opinion on the state of the art of Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic (TKTD) effect models for regulatory risk assessment of pesticides for aquatic organisms

Published on: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from EFSA, the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR) developed an opinion on the state of the art of Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic (TKTD) models and their use in prospective environmental risk assessment (ERA) for pesticides and aquatic organisms. TKTD models are species‐ and compound‐specific and can be used to predict (sub)lethal effects of pesticides under untested (time‐variable) exposure conditions. Three differen...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Joint EFSA and ECDC 2018 workshop on preparedness for a multi‐national food safety/public health incident

Joint EFSA and ECDC 2018 workshop on preparedness for a multi‐national food safety/public health incident

Published on: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Abstract In May 2018, EFSA and ECDC co‐facilitated a workshop on preparedness for a multi‐national food safety/public health incident. The workshop, hosted at AGES in Vienna, was conceived to closely align with EFSA's Strategy 2020 commitment to prepare for future risk assessment challenges. EFSA, ECDC, AGES and BfR worked together closely to develop a workshop and associated training materials to be delivered over a 2.5‐day agenda. The workshop was attended...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

22-8-2018

Radagast Pet Food Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include Rad Cat Raw Diet Products With Best By Dates of 10/19/18 Through 12/3/19 Due to Potential Health Risk

Radagast Pet Food Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include Rad Cat Raw Diet Products With Best By Dates of 10/19/18 Through 12/3/19 Due to Potential Health Risk

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is expanding its voluntary recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diet across all varieties with Best By dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Radagast Pet Food is conducting this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution because of its strong commitment to food safety and quality.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

14-8-2018

World Organix, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend, Due to High Microbial Loads

World Organix, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend, Due to High Microbial Loads

World Organix LLC, is voluntarily recalling lot: 112710 of Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa capsules, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend to the consumer level. These products have been tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and found to be contaminated with High Microbial Loads. Additionally, this serves as a update to a previous press release posted on June 30th 2018, concerning Blissful...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

28-6-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on developments in the romaine outbreak investigation, recent outbreaks and the use of modern tools to advance food safety

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on developments in the romaine outbreak investigation, recent outbreaks and the use of modern tools to advance food safety

Being able to identify outbreaks is key to being able to take quick action to prevent additional illnesses and find the source of the contamination. In recent years, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advanced new tools that make it easier and faster to identify outbreaks of human illness and to link them back to the food source that is the culprit responsible for the illnesses. But our improved ability to spot outbreaks has also caused some to question whether we are e...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

29-5-2018

Expanded Recall: Stroller Boutique recalls Anex Sport stroller

Expanded Recall: Stroller Boutique recalls Anex Sport stroller

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined these strollers do not meet the Carriages and Strollers Regulations in Canada. Specifically, the strollers contain barium in excess of allowable limits. Additionally, these strollers do not meet Health Canada's stability requirements. These strollers may tip-over while in use, posing a fall hazard.

Health Canada

18-5-2018

Additions/Deletions for Prescription and OTC Drug Product Lists

Additions/Deletions for Prescription and OTC Drug Product Lists

The list has been updated through December 2017.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

18-5-2018

MindFrame Capture LP Revascularization Device by Medtronic: Class I Recall - Due to Wire Material That May Break or Separate During Use

MindFrame Capture LP Revascularization Device by Medtronic: Class I Recall - Due to Wire Material That May Break or Separate During Use

There is a risk of the delivery wire breaking or separating during use. The clot retriever could be left inside the patient's bloodstream, and this or the attempts made to retrieve the device, can lead to further complications including bleeding, additional blockage of blood vessels, more severe stroke symptoms, or death.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

17-5-2018

FDA requires additional e-cigarette makers to provide critical information so the agency can better examine youth use and product appeal, amid continued concerns around youth access to products

FDA requires additional e-cigarette makers to provide critical information so the agency can better examine youth use and product appeal, amid continued concerns around youth access to products

FDA continued to take important steps to address youth use of e-cigarettes by sending official requests for information to four e-cigarette makers requiring them to submit important documents to better understand the youth appeal.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-4-2018

Dietary Supplements by Nutrizone: Recall - Potential for Salmonella Contamination

Dietary Supplements by Nutrizone: Recall - Potential for Salmonella Contamination

Expanded recall of various kratom dietary supplements to additional lot numbers due to possible Salmonella Health Risk.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-6-2017

Additional Risk Minimisation Measures (aRMM)

Additional Risk Minimisation Measures (aRMM)

From 1 June 2017 IMA will take seven days to ensure that all relevant documents are enclosed in an application for aRMM evaluation. This is done to facilitate IMAs review of the material.

IMA - Icelandic Medicines Agency

10-12-2014

New procedure for follow up on adverse drugs reaction reports as of 15 December 2014

New procedure for follow up on adverse drugs reaction reports as of 15 December 2014

The Danish Health and Medicines Authority are by 15 December 2014 implementing a new targeted procedure for collecting additional information to reports on adverse drug reactions.

Danish Medicines Agency

9-5-2014

Updated guidelines on requirements for the QP in a pharmaceutical company

Updated guidelines on requirements for the QP in a pharmaceutical company

The Danish Health and Medicines Authority has updated the guidelines on requirements and expectations for the qualified person (QP) in a pharmaceutical company. The requirements for the QP have not been changed compared to the previous guidelines. The new guidelines have mainly been updated to include the requirements for the duration of the QP's education as specified in the applicable directives. In addition, a number of other updates and specifications have been made that you can read more about in th...

Danish Medicines Agency

21-11-2008

Consultation responses on the future reimbursement status of medicinal products for cardiovascular diseases

Consultation responses on the future reimbursement status of medicinal products for cardiovascular diseases

The Reimbursement Committee’s additional recommendation concerning the future reimbursement status of medicinal products for cardiovascular diseases in ATC groups C02, C03, C07, C08 and C09 (antihypertensives) was submitted for consultation with 19 September 2008 as the consultation deadline

Danish Medicines Agency

8-9-2008

Reassessment of reimbursement status of medicinal products for cardiovascular diseases – additional recommendation from the Reimbursement Committee

Reassessment of reimbursement status of medicinal products for cardiovascular diseases – additional recommendation from the Reimbursement Committee

The Danish Medicines Agency has asked the Reimbursement Committee to reassess the reimbursement status of medicinal products authorised for marketing in Denmark in the ATC groups C02 (antihypertensives), C03 (diuretics), C07 (beta blocking agents), C08 (calcium channel blockers) and C09 (ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II antagonists and renin inhibitors).

Danish Medicines Agency

26-11-2018

A stereotactic system used by neurosurgeons to more precisely determine where to perform their surgical procedure was intended to be MRI compatible but the older predicate it compared itself to was not, requiring additional performance testing.

A stereotactic system used by neurosurgeons to more precisely determine where to perform their surgical procedure was intended to be MRI compatible but the older predicate it compared itself to was not, requiring additional performance testing.

A stereotactic system used by neurosurgeons to more precisely determine where to perform their surgical procedure was intended to be MRI compatible but the older predicate it compared itself to was not, requiring additional performance testing.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-10-2018

#FDA is closely tracking #Michael and has activated its Emergency Operations Center to support federal and state efforts in GA, FL, and AL. Additionally, we are taking steps to prevent any potential drug shortages and will share more over the coming days

#FDA is closely tracking #Michael and has activated its Emergency Operations Center to support federal and state efforts in GA, FL, and AL. Additionally, we are taking steps to prevent any potential drug shortages and will share more over the coming days

#FDA is closely tracking #Michael and has activated its Emergency Operations Center to support federal and state efforts in GA, FL, and AL. Additionally, we are taking steps to prevent any potential drug shortages and will share more over the coming days #HurricaneMichael

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

4-6-2018

UPDATE to Letter to Health Care Providers: Potential risks with liquid-filled intragastric balloons – Additional Information Regarding Death Reports-  https://go.usa.gov/xQGf8  #FDA #MedicalDevice

UPDATE to Letter to Health Care Providers: Potential risks with liquid-filled intragastric balloons – Additional Information Regarding Death Reports- https://go.usa.gov/xQGf8  #FDA #MedicalDevice

UPDATE to Letter to Health Care Providers: Potential risks with liquid-filled intragastric balloons – Additional Information Regarding Death Reports- https://go.usa.gov/xQGf8  #FDA #MedicalDevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

24-5-2018

Consultation: Sedating antihistamines: proposed additional advisory statements for medicines

Consultation: Sedating antihistamines: proposed additional advisory statements for medicines

The TGA is seeking comments on the proposed RASML statements for OTC medicines containing sedating antihistamines. Closing date: 21 June 2018

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia