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  • 12-03-2018

16-11-2018

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraclostrobin

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraclostrobin

Published on: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 The applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to evaluate the confirmatory data that were identified for pyraclostrobin in the framework of the MRL review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. To address the data gaps, residues trials supporting the existing use of pyraclostrobin on table grapes authorised in southern EU Member States and an analytical method for analysing residues of pyraclostrobin in ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme maltogenic amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain NZYM‐OC)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme maltogenic amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain NZYM‐OC)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The food enzyme maltogenic amylase (glucan 1,4‐a‐maltohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.133) is produced with a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis strain NZYM‐OC by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production microorganism and recombinant DNA. This maltogenic amylase is intended to be used in baking processes. Based on the maximum use levels recommended, dietary exposure to the food enzyme–...

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

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme acetolactate decarboxylase from a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis (strain NZYM‐JB)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme acetolactate decarboxylase from a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis (strain NZYM‐JB)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The food enzyme acetolactate decarboxylase (α‐acetolactate decarboxylase; EC 4.1.1.5) is produced with a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis strain NZYM‐JB by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This acetolactate decarboxylase is intended to be used in distilled alcohol production and brewing processes. Residual amounts of total organi...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-11-2018

FDA Publishes Design Recommendations for Residue Studies in Honey

FDA Publishes Design Recommendations for Residue Studies in Honey

FDA published draft guidance for industry #243 “Studies to Evaluate the Metabolism and Residue Kinetics of Veterinary Drugs in Food-Producing Species: Study Design Recommendations for Residue Studies in Honey for Establishing MRLs and Withdrawal Periods.”

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-11-2018

Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 100mg/25mg to the consumer level. This product is being recalled due to the trace amount of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contained in the API Losartan, USP manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sandoz Inc. Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide product is manufactured by Lek Pharmaceuticals dd, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

7-11-2018

Several store-brand pain or sinus relief tablets recalled because consumers may be unable to access important safety information

Several store-brand pain or sinus relief tablets recalled because consumers may be unable to access important safety information

Vita Health Products is voluntarily recalling several store-brand (Care, Exact, Life, and Pharmasave) over-the-counter drugs used for pain or sinus relief because of a labelling issue. Consumers may be unable to peel open the wrap-around label on the bottle to access the warning statements, or the label may not peel off completely, which may make it difficult to read some of the important safety information.

Health Canada

6-11-2018

Setting of import tolerances for haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed

Setting of import tolerances for haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed

Published on: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources submitted two requests to the competent national authority in Denmark to set import tolerances for the active substance haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for linseed and rapeseed. Adequate analytical metho...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

3-11-2018

Janssen Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for one lot of ORTHO-NOVUM 1/35 and two lots of ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7 Due to Incorrect Veridate Dispenser Instructions

Janssen Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for one lot of ORTHO-NOVUM 1/35 and two lots of ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7 Due to Incorrect Veridate Dispenser Instructions

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of one lot of ORTHO-NOVUM 1/35 (norethindrone / ethinyl estradiol) Tablets and two lots of ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7 (norethindrone / ethinyl estradiol) Tablets to the pharmacy level. The patient information provided inside affected packages of ORTHO-NOVUM does not include the appropriate instructions for the Veridate dispenser.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8) is produced with the genetically modified Bacillus subtilis strain LMG S‐24584 by Puratos N. V. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The Panel noted that, although the production strain was not detected in the food enzyme, recombinant DNA was present in all batches of the food enzyme tested. The food enzyme is intended to be used in baking processes. Based on the maximum use levels re...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-10-2018

Sciegen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Irbesartan Tablets, USP  75 Mg, 150 Mg, and 300 Mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Sciegen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Irbesartan Tablets, USP 75 Mg, 150 Mg, and 300 Mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

ScieGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling listed lots, within expiry, of Irbesartan Tablets, USP 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg dosage forms to the consumer level. These products are being recalled due to the presence of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contained in the API Irbesartan, USP manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma Limited. This impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, has been classified as a...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

24-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of Hostazym® X (endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase) as a feed additive for sows in order to have benefit in piglets

Safety and efficacy of Hostazym® X (endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase) as a feed additive for sows in order to have benefit in piglets

Published on: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of HOSTAZYM® X as a feed additive for sows in order to have benefit in piglets. The additive HOSTAZYM® X contains endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase and is available in liquid and solid formulations. This product is authorised as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, tu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

20-10-2018

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA was requested to deliver a scientific opinion on the implications for human health of the flavouring substance 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide [FL‐no: 16.133], in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411), according to Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The substance has not been reported to occur in natural source materials of botanical or animal origin. It is intende...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-10-2018

Re‐evaluation of oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 479b) as a food additive

Re‐evaluation of oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 479b) as a food additive

Published on: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provides a scientific opinion re‐evaluating the safety of thermally oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (TOSOM) (E 479b) when used as a food additive. The Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) derived an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 25 and 30 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day, respectively. There was n...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

10-10-2018

Tanning booths: ANSES issues a reminder of the proven risk of skin cancer

Tanning booths: ANSES issues a reminder of the proven risk of skin cancer

The health risks associated with exposure to artificial UV radiation from tanning booths have been well established for many years now. ANSES points out that recent data on the subject support previous assessments: there is a proven cancer risk associated with UV radiation from artificial tanning equipment. The Agency therefore recommends that the public authorities take the necessary steps to prevent people from being exposed to artificial UV radiation from tanning booths used for cosmetic purposes.

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

28-9-2018

Endo Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for Two Lots of Robaxin® 750mg Tablets 100 Count Bottle Packs Due to Incorrect Daily Dosing Information on Label

Endo Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for Two Lots of Robaxin® 750mg Tablets 100 Count Bottle Packs Due to Incorrect Daily Dosing Information on Label

Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) today announced that one of its operating companies, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., is voluntarily recalling two lots of Robaxin® (methocarbamol tablets, USP) 750mg Tablets 100 Count Bottle pack to the consumer level. The products have been found to have incorrect daily dosing information on the label due to a labeling error which misstates the daily dose as "two to four tablets four times daily" rather than the correct dosage of "two tablets three times daily." (see pic...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-9-2018

Scientific guideline:  Guideline on determination of withdrawal periods for edible tissues - Revision 1, adopted

Scientific guideline: Guideline on determination of withdrawal periods for edible tissues - Revision 1, adopted

This document provides a standard approach to be used across the European Union in the analysis of residue depletion data for the purpose of establishing withdrawal periods for edible tissues. Emphasis has been put on a statistical approach. As the method of first choice, a linear regression technique is recommended. A computerised version of the method described is available: Updated application software: withdrawal time calculation for tissues. Read together with the explanatory note on updated applica...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

11-9-2018

Risk assessment of white willow (Salix alba) in food

Risk assessment of white willow (Salix alba) in food

Published on: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 This Technical Report contains a description of the activities within the work programme of the EU‐FORA Fellowship on the risk assessment of white willow in food. The bark of different varieties of willow has had a long history of medical use as a means to reduce fever and as a painkiller. Willow bark is also used in weight loss and sports performance food supplements. The labelling of these products usually does not mention any restrictions to the length of...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

7-9-2018

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Montelukast Tablets USP, 10mg 30Ct. due to Product/Label Mix-Up

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Montelukast Tablets USP, 10mg 30Ct. due to Product/Label Mix-Up

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one single lot of Montelukast Sodium Tablets, USP 10mg, to the consumer level. This recall of one batch of Montelukast Sodium Tablets, USP 10mg, lot# MON17384 Exp. 12/31/2019, was prompted because a complaint of a sealed bottle labeled as Montelukast 10mg 30 ct found to contain 90 tablets of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP 50mg

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

31-8-2018

FDA announces voluntary recall of Montelukast tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals due to incorrect drug in bottles

FDA announces voluntary recall of Montelukast tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals due to incorrect drug in bottles

FDA is warning the public about a voluntary recall of one lot of montelukast sodium tablets made by Camber Pharmaceuticals due to incorrect drug in bottles

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

29-8-2018

Scientific Opinion about the Guidance of the Chemical Regulation Directorate (UK) on how aged sorption studies for pesticides should be conducted, analysed and used in regulatory assessments

Scientific Opinion about the Guidance of the Chemical Regulation Directorate (UK) on how aged sorption studies for pesticides should be conducted, analysed and used in regulatory assessments

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues reviewed the guidance on how aged sorption studies for pesticides should be conducted, analysed and used in regulatory assessment. The inclusion of aged sorption is a higher tier in the groundwater leaching assessment. The Panel based its review on a test with three substances taken from a data set provided by the European Crop Protection Association. Particular points of attention were the quali...

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

29-8-2018

Safety assessment of the process ‘General Plastic’, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

Safety assessment of the process ‘General Plastic’, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

Published on: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 This scientific opinion of the EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF Panel) deals with the safety evaluation of the recycling process General Plastic (EU register No RECYC153), which is based on the Starlinger Decon technology. The decontamination efficiency of the process was demonstrated by a challenge test. The input of this process is hot caustic washed and dried poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) flakes orig...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Strategic partnership with German data providing institutions on data quality (Pilot project) – Final report

Strategic partnership with German data providing institutions on data quality (Pilot project) – Final report

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 This report describes the framework of collection, management and transmission of food safety data in the Federal Republic of Germany. To adjust optimally the data governance processes to the requirements defined by the EFSA, measures had been agreed upon in order to improve the specified situation. Subsequent methodological system enhancements related to data quality are given as well as structural adjustments and the development and implementation of suppo...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

28-8-2018

New recommendations for use of Xofigo for treatment of prostate cancer which has spread to the bones

New recommendations for use of Xofigo for treatment of prostate cancer which has spread to the bones

The EU's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has adopted new recommendations for use of Xofigo for treatment of prostate cancer which has spread to the bones (bone metastases). Xofigo should only be used in symptomatic patients who have had two previous treatments for prostate cancer and who cannot be treated with other medicines.

Danish Medicines Agency

28-8-2018

Accord Healthcare Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 Mg Due to Labeling Mix-up

Accord Healthcare Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 Mg Due to Labeling Mix-up

A 100 count bottle of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 mg has been found to contain 100 Spironolactone Tablets USP 25 mg. Since the individual lot, PW05264, of the product is involved in a potential mix-up of labeling, Accord is recalling this individual lot from the market.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

23-8-2018

Third external evaluation of EFSA – progress made, recommendations for improvement

Third external evaluation of EFSA – progress made, recommendations for improvement

Third external evaluation of EFSA – progress made, recommendations for improvement

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Press Releases & News Stories

22-8-2018

Germany Niubian tablets

Germany Niubian tablets

Germany Niubian tablets pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

22-8-2018

UPDATED: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets

UPDATED: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling ALL LOTS within expiry of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industr...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

18-8-2018

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan / Amlodipine / HCTZ Tablets

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan / Amlodipine / HCTZ Tablets

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling 14 lots of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probabl...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

15-8-2018

G Female Oral Tablets

G Female Oral Tablets

G Female Oral Tablets pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

10-8-2018

Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) Due to Risk of Adulteration

Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) Due to Risk of Adulteration

Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots, within expiry, of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, & 120 mg to the wholesale level. These products are being recalled as a precaution because they were manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients that were sourced prior to the FDA’s Import Alert of Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which as a result of a 2017 inspection were found to have deficiencies with Current Good Ma...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-8-2018

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity, Found in an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity, Found in an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

As a precautionary measure, Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg to the hospital, retail and consumer level. This recall of multiple batches of Valsartan Tablets was prompted due to the detection of trace amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a possible process impurity or contaminant in an active pharmaceutical ingredient, manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited, Unit – I (API manufacturer).

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

7-8-2018

Seaweed consumption: remain vigilant to the risk of excess iodine intake

Seaweed consumption: remain vigilant to the risk of excess iodine intake

Over the last few years, seaweed has become increasingly common on our plates. Fresh, dried or as a food supplement, its iodine content varies and can sometimes be high. ANSES assessed the risk of excess iodine intake from the consumption of seaweed-based products. In view of the non-negligible risk of exceeding the upper limit of safe intake for iodine, the Agency advises against the consumption of seaweed and seaweed-based food supplements by certain at-risk populations, and recommends that regular con...

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

6-8-2018

FDA takes new steps to encourage the development of novel medicines for the treatment of opioid use disorder

FDA takes new steps to encourage the development of novel medicines for the treatment of opioid use disorder

FDA issued new scientific recommendations aimed at encouraging more widespread innovation and development of novel medication-assisted treatment drugs to treat opioid use disorder.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

30-7-2018

ANSES recommends that certain populations avoid the consumption of food supplements containing melatonin

ANSES recommends that certain populations avoid the consumption of food supplements containing melatonin

Under the national nutrivigilance scheme, reports of adverse effects likely to be associated with the consumption of food supplements containing melatonin have been brought to the attention of ANSES. A retrospective analysis of these reports, combined with the considerable level of consumption of this type of supplement, led ANSES to conduct an assessment of the potential health risks. In its Opinion of February 2018, the Agency highlighted the existence of populations and situations at risk, for which t...

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

27-7-2018

Pending EC decision:  Xerava, eravacycline, Opinion date: 26-Jul-2018

Pending EC decision: Xerava, eravacycline, Opinion date: 26-Jul-2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

20-7-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on agency’s efforts to encourage the development of and broaden access to generic versions of opioid analgesics that are formulated to deter abuse

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on agency’s efforts to encourage the development of and broaden access to generic versions of opioid analgesics that are formulated to deter abuse

FDA posted a new batch of 43 product-specific guidances related to the development of generic drug products that includes three revised product-specific guidances for ADF opioid products. These guidances recommend specific in vivo studies and in vitro study considerations for abuse deterrence evaluations.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

19-7-2018

Assessment of the safety of feminine hygiene products

Assessment of the safety of feminine hygiene products

Today ANSES is publishing its health risk assessment on the safety of feminine hygiene products. Chemicals have been identified in these products at very low concentrations not exceeding health thresholds. The expert appraisal did not reveal any risk associated with these substances. Nevertheless, the Agency recommends that manufacturers improve the quality of these products in order to eliminate or minimise the presence of chemicals. ANSES’s expert appraisal also examined the risk of menstrual toxic sho...

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

18-7-2018

"Anti-pollution" masks: not enough data to demonstrate a health benefit and justify recommending their use

"Anti-pollution" masks: not enough data to demonstrate a health benefit and justify recommending their use

In a context where prevention of ambient air pollution is a real public health issue, questions are regularly asked about the value of recommending that the population wear personal protective equipment. This led ANSES to assess the potential health benefits of wearing "anti-pollution" masks. Its expert appraisal revealed a lack of data demonstrating a health benefit. To reduce the health impacts associated with ambient air pollution, the Agency reiterates the importance of prioritising action at the sou...

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

17-7-2018

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA today confirmed a voluntary recall to the consumer / user level of 29 lots of single and 51 lots of combination valsartan medicines distributed under the Actavis label in the U.S. due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical. The impurity detected in the API is N- nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking wat...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

13-7-2018

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ Tablets Due to Detection of a Trace Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in The Products

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ Tablets Due to Detection of a Trace Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in The Products

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. dba Solco Healthcare LLC. is recalling all lots of Valsartan Tablets, 40 mg, 80mg, 160mg, and 320mg; and Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, 80mg/12.5mg, 160mg/12.5mg, 160mg/25mg, 320mg/12.5mg, and 320mg/25mg to the retail level. This product recall is due to the detection of a trace amount of an unexpected impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), made by the manufacturer – Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. -- that is used in the manufacture of the subject product ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

13-7-2018

Scientific guideline:  Guideline on good pharmacogenomic practice - First version, adopted

Scientific guideline: Guideline on good pharmacogenomic practice - First version, adopted

This guideline provides recommendations for the conduct of genomic studies in relation to medical therapy in order to provide high quality information on the impact of genomic variability on drug response. Primary focus is on the analysis of genomic germline DNA. The analysis of somatic DNA and genomic biomarkers for cancer treatment is not being discussed and might be developed as an Annex or in separate guidance.

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

21-10-2018

We’re now moving to update/modernize our oversight to capitalize on a # of important advances, including the increased use of digital imaging, revised screening recommendations from the @CDCgov and need for uniform nation-wide breast density reporting  ht

We’re now moving to update/modernize our oversight to capitalize on a # of important advances, including the increased use of digital imaging, revised screening recommendations from the @CDCgov and need for uniform nation-wide breast density reporting ht

We’re now moving to update/modernize our oversight to capitalize on a # of important advances, including the increased use of digital imaging, revised screening recommendations from the @CDCgov and need for uniform nation-wide breast density reporting https://go.usa.gov/xPnyd .

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-10-2018

The MQSA was intended to address mammography quality concerns and it’s been a huge success. Image quality has improved, radiation dose has declined and equipment violations have all but disappeared. Today the 5-year breast cancer survival rate is 95%-99%,

The MQSA was intended to address mammography quality concerns and it’s been a huge success. Image quality has improved, radiation dose has declined and equipment violations have all but disappeared. Today the 5-year breast cancer survival rate is 95%-99%,

The MQSA was intended to address mammography quality concerns and it’s been a huge success. Image quality has improved, radiation dose has declined and equipment violations have all but disappeared. Today the 5-year breast cancer survival rate is 95%-99%, up from 84% in 1995.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-10-2018

#ICYMI - FDA issues recommendations to help prevent surgical fires and      related patient injury. Click the link to read the recommendations:  https://go.usa.gov/xQdwG   #FirePreventionWeek #MedicalDevice

#ICYMI - FDA issues recommendations to help prevent surgical fires and related patient injury. Click the link to read the recommendations: https://go.usa.gov/xQdwG  #FirePreventionWeek #MedicalDevice

#ICYMI - FDA issues recommendations to help prevent surgical fires and related patient injury. Click the link to read the recommendations: https://go.usa.gov/xQdwG  #FirePreventionWeek #MedicalDevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-10-2018

IONSYS (Incline Therapeutics Europe Ltd)

IONSYS (Incline Therapeutics Europe Ltd)

IONSYS (Active substance: fentanyl) - Centralised - Withdrawal - Commission Decision (2018)6412 of Mon, 01 Oct 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

24-9-2018

Xerava (Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Ireland Limited)

Xerava (Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Ireland Limited)

Xerava (Active substance: Eravacycline) - Centralised - Authorisation - Commission Decision (2018)6231 of Mon, 24 Sep 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/4237

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

21-9-2018

Click the link for a handy list of #FDA’s recommendations for using and  caring for your medical devices during a #hurricane.   https://go.usa.gov/xPbgc  #MedicalDevice

Click the link for a handy list of #FDA’s recommendations for using and caring for your medical devices during a #hurricane. https://go.usa.gov/xPbgc  #MedicalDevice

Click the link for a handy list of #FDA’s recommendations for using and caring for your medical devices during a #hurricane. https://go.usa.gov/xPbgc  #MedicalDevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-9-2018

Scientific guideline:  Reflection paper on the use of aminopenicillins and their beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations in animals in the European Union: development of resistance and impact on human and animal health, draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: Reflection paper on the use of aminopenicillins and their beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations in animals in the European Union: development of resistance and impact on human and animal health, draft: consultation open

The objective of this document is to review available information on the use of aminopenicillins and their beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations in veterinary medicines in the EU, their effect on the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the potential impact of resistance on human and animal health. The document provides information for the risk profiling, as recommended by the Antimicrobial Advice ad hoc Expert Group (AMEG) of the EMA.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

19-9-2018

#FDA issues final guidance with recommendations for labeling and safety testing of #heparin  containing medical devices and device-led combination products to help  reduce the risk of patient injury. To read the guidance, click here:  https://go.usa.gov/x

#FDA issues final guidance with recommendations for labeling and safety testing of #heparin containing medical devices and device-led combination products to help reduce the risk of patient injury. To read the guidance, click here: https://go.usa.gov/x

#FDA issues final guidance with recommendations for labeling and safety testing of #heparin containing medical devices and device-led combination products to help reduce the risk of patient injury. To read the guidance, click here: https://go.usa.gov/xP2VB  #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/hsdX5ylKPu

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-8-2018

It’s #ContactLensHealthWeek! Remember to wear your contacts no longer than recommended and to replace your contact lens case once every 3 months!  https://go.usa.gov/xUskq 
#OnePairTakeCarepic.twitter.com/VRDkVPvMTR

It’s #ContactLensHealthWeek! Remember to wear your contacts no longer than recommended and to replace your contact lens case once every 3 months! https://go.usa.gov/xUskq  #OnePairTakeCarepic.twitter.com/VRDkVPvMTR

It’s #ContactLensHealthWeek! Remember to wear your contacts no longer than recommended and to replace your contact lens case once every 3 months! https://go.usa.gov/xUskq  #OnePairTakeCare pic.twitter.com/VRDkVPvMTR

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

15-8-2018

Scientific guideline:  Draft guideline on similar biological medicinal products containing recombinant granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (rG-CSF) - Revision 1, draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: Draft guideline on similar biological medicinal products containing recombinant granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (rG-CSF) - Revision 1, draft: consultation open

The proposed guideline will replace annex to guideline on similar medicinal products containing biotechnology-derived proteins as active substance: Non-Clinical and Clinical Issues - Guidance on similar medicinal products containing recombinant granulocyte-colony stimulating factor, EMEA/CHMP/BMWP/31329/2005

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

6-8-2018

Scientific guideline:  ICH M9 on biopharmaceutics classification system based biowaivers - Step 2b - First version, draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: ICH M9 on biopharmaceutics classification system based biowaivers - Step 2b - First version, draft: consultation open

This new multidisciplinary guideline is proposed to address biopharmaceutics classification system (BCS)-based biowaivers. BCS-based biowaivers may be applicable to BCS Class I and III drugs, however BCS-based biowaivers for these two classes are not recognized worldwide. This means that pharmaceutical companies have to follow different approaches in the different regions. This guideline will provide recommendations to support the biopharmaceutics classification of medicinal products and will provide rec...

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

31-7-2018

Scientific guideline:  Draft guideline on quality, non-clinical and clinical aspects of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells, draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: Draft guideline on quality, non-clinical and clinical aspects of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells, draft: consultation open

This guideline defines scientific principles and provides guidance for the development and evaluation of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells intended for use in humans and presented for marketing authorisation. Its focus is on the quality, nonclinical aspects and safety and efficacy requirements of genetically modified cells developed as medicinal products.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

18-7-2018

THREAD: We’re proud to work with the public-private Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council’s Medical Technology & Health IT Task Group to address @HHSgov Cybersecurity Task Force Report recommendations related to medical device cybersecurity:  https://hea

THREAD: We’re proud to work with the public-private Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council’s Medical Technology & Health IT Task Group to address @HHSgov Cybersecurity Task Force Report recommendations related to medical device cybersecurity: https://hea

THREAD: We’re proud to work with the public-private Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council’s Medical Technology & Health IT Task Group to address @HHSgov Cybersecurity Task Force Report recommendations related to medical device cybersecurity: https://healthsectorcouncil.org/health-sector-mobilizes-against-cyber-threats/ …

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

16-7-2018

Reconcile (Nexcyon Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

Reconcile (Nexcyon Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

Reconcile (Active substance: Fluoxetine) - Centralised - Renewal - Commission Decision (2018)4770 of Mon, 16 Jul 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/V/C/133/R-18

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety