FERIFER-40

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  • FERIFER-40 ORAL COZELTI 40 MG/5 ML 10 KASIK
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  • ferrik oksit polymaltose kompleksleri

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  • TİTCK - TÜRKİYE İLAÇ VE TIBBİ CİHAZ KURUMU - Türkiye
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  • Aktif
  • Yetkilendirme numarası:
  • 8699591650224
  • Yetkilendirme tarihi:
  • 29-01-2013
  • Son Güncelleme:
  • 24-05-2018

Hasta Bilgi broşürü: Ürün Özellikleri Özeti - kompozisyon, endikasyonlar, yan etkiler, dozaj, etkileşimleri, advers reaksiyonlar, gebelik, laktasyon

KISA ÜRÜN BİLGİSİ

1. BEŞERİ TIBBİ ÜRÜNÜN ADI

FERİFER-40 oral çözelti, 40 mg/5 ml

2. KALİTATİF VE KANTİTATİF BİLEŞİM

Her 5 ml çözelti (1 kaşık),

Etkin madde:

Demir (III)

40 mg

(Demir polimaltoz kompleksi halinde)

içerir.

Yardımcı maddeler:

Sorbitol (%70)

1500 mg

Metil paraben sodyum

7.5 mg

Propil paraben sodyum

2.5 mg

Gliserin 3030 mg

Propilen glikol

600 mg

Yardımcı maddeler için, 6.1’e bakınız.

3. FARMASÖTİK FORM

Oral çözelti

Kırmızı kahverengi, aromatik kokulu (vanilya), berrak çözelti

4.KLİNİK ÖZELLİKLER

4.1 Terapötik Endikasyonlar

Değişik kökenli tüm demir eksiklikleri ile demir eksikliği anemisinin tedavi ve profilaksisinde;

hamilelik, laktasyon ve çocukluk döneminde demir desteği tedavisinde kullanılır.

4.2 Pozoloji ve uygulama şekli

Pozoloji/uygulama sıklığı ve süresi

FERİFER-40; çocuklarda 40-80 mg, yetişkinlerde 80-120 mg elementer demire eşdeğer dozlarda

kullanılmaktadır.

Doktor tarafından başka bir şekilde tavsiye edilmediği takdirde aşağıdaki dozlarda kullanılır:

Çocuklar:

Günde 1-2 defa 1 kaşık (5 ml)

Yetişkinler:

Günde 2-3 defa 1 kaşık (5 ml)

Tedavi süresi:

Vücut demir depoları normal düzeye gelinceye kadar (genellikle 8 - 12 hafta), daha sonra en az 4

hafta daha tedaviye devam edilmelidir.

Uygulama şekli:

FERİFER-40 kaşık içeriği oral yoldan direkt olarak içilir.

Yemeklerle birlikte veya yemeklerden sonra kullanılabilir.

Meyve veya sebze suları ile karıştırılarak alınabilir.

Özel popülasyonlara ilişkin ek bilgiler

Böbrek/Karaciğer yetmezliği:

FERİFER-40, ciddi karaciğer ve böbrek hastalıklarında kullanılmamalıdır.

Pediyatrik popülasyon:

FERİFER-40, pediyatrik hastalarda pozoloji kısmında belirtildiği gibi uygulanmalıdır.

Geriyatrik popülasyon:

Yaşlılardaki uygulama aynen yetişkinlerdeki gibidir.

4.3. Kontrendikasyonlar

İçerdiği aktif veya yardımcı maddelerden birine karşı aşırı duyarlılığı olduğu bilinenler

Demir eksikliği olmayan tüm anemiler (örn: hemolitik anemi)

Demir yüklenmesi (hemokromatozis, kronik hemolizis),

Demire karşı aşırı duyarlılık, demir kullanım bozukluğu (kurşun anemisi, sidero-akrestik anemi)

Talasemi

Ciddi karaciğer ve böbrek hastalıkları

Düzenli olarak devamlı kan transfüzyonları

HIV infeksiyonlu hastalarda, demir eksikliğine bağlı anemi klinik olarak kesinleştirilmedikçe

günlük demir desteği tedavisi yapılmamalıdır.

İçeriğinde bulunan şeker ve sorbitol nedeniyle nadir kalıtımsal früktoz intoleransı, glikoz-galaktoz

malabsorpsiyon

veya

sükraz-izomaltaz

yetmezliği

problemi

olan

hastaların

ilacı

kullanmamaları gerekir.

4.4. Özel kullanım uyarıları ve önlemleri

Anemi, her zaman bir doktor gözetiminde tedavi edilmelidir.

Tedavi başarılı olmazsa (3 hafta sonra hemoglobin düzeyindeki artış aşağı yukarı 2-3 gr/dl

olmazsa), tedavi tekrar gözden geçirilmelidir.

Tekrarlayan kan transfüzyonu yapılan hastalar, eritrositle birlikte demir verildiğinden, aşırı demir

yüklenmesine karşı uyarılmalıdır.

Alkolizm ve intestinal inflamasyonlu durumlarda dikkatli kullanılmalıdır.

Mide ülseri bulunan hastalara dikkatle verilmelidir.

Oral demir preparatlarının kullanımı sırasında dışkının rengi koyulaşabilir, bu durum normal olup

herhangi bir önlem gerektirmez. Dışkıda gizli kan aranması sırasında yanılgıya neden olmaz. Bu

nedenle bu inceleme sırasında tedavinin kesilmesine gerek yoktur.

Enfeksiyon veya malignensiye bağlı anemide, alınan demir retiküloendotelyal sistemde depolanır

ve primer hastalığın tedavisini takiben mobilize olarak kullanılır.

Süt ile beraber alınmamalıdır.

Nadir

kalıtımsal

fruktoz

intoleransı,

glukoz-galaktoz

malabsorbsiyon

veya

sukroz-izomaltaz

yetmezliği problemi olan hastaların bu ilacı kullanmamaları gerekir.

İçeriğinde, gecikmiş alerjik reaksiyona sebep olabilecek metil paraben sodyum, propil paraben

sodyum bulunmaktadır.

Bu tıbbi ürün her 5 ml’sinde 1.27 mg sodyum ihtiva eder. Bu durum kontrollü sodyum diyetinde

olan hastalar için göz önünde bulundurulmalıdır.

İçerdiği gliserin nedeniyle, baş ağrısı, mide bulantısı ve ishale sebebiyet verebilir.

Propilen glikol içerdiğinden dolayı alkol benzeri semptomlara neden olabilir.

yaş

altı

çocuklarda

demir

içeren

ürünlerin

yanlışlıkla

alınması/yutulması

fatal

(ölümcül)

zehirlenmelere yol açar. Aşırı dozda alınması halinde hastalar, doktor ya da zehir danışmayı

aramaları konusunda uyarılmalıdır.

4.5 Diğer tıbbi ürünler ile etkileşimler ve diğer etkileşim şekilleri

İki değerlikli demir içeren preparatların gıdalarla ve bazı ilaçlarla (tetrasiklin vb.) birlikte alınması

halinde

ortaya

çıkan

etkileşimler,

FERİFER-40

bileşimindeki

üç

değerlikli

demir-hidroksit

polimaltoz

kompleksi

beklenmez.

Ancak

kalsiyum

içeren

preparatlarla

etkileşme

olabileceğinden ikisi arasında en az 2 saat zaman geçmelidir.

Levotiroksin içeren ilaçlar FERİFER-40

ile birlikte alındığında emilimi bozulduğundan, iki ilacın

en az 4 saat ara verilerek alınması gerekmektedir.

4.6. Gebelik ve laktasyon

Genel tavsiye:

Gebelik Kategorisi: A

Çocuk doğurma potansiyeli bulunan kadınlar/Doğum kontrolü (Kontrasepsiyon)

Hamilelikte demir desteği olarak kullanılır.

İyi yönetilmiş epidemiyolojik çalışmalar Demir III Hidroksit Polimaltoz Kompleksi'nin gebelik

üzerinde

fetusun/yeni

doğan

çocuğun

sağlığı

üzerinde

advers

etkileri

olduğunu

göstermemektedir.

Gebelik dönemi

FERİFER-40 hekime danışıldıktan sonra gebelik döneminde kullanılabilir.

Laktasyon dönemi

Demir, anne sütüne geçmektedir. Bu geçiş, annenin mevcut demir seviyesine ve gıda ile alınan

demir miktarına göre değişmez. Bu sebeple, emziren anneye demir preparatı verilmesi, bebekte bir

demir intoksikasyonuna veya bebekte var olan demir eksikliğinin ortadan kaldırılmasına sebep

olmaz. FERİFER-40 hekime danışıldıktan sonra laktasyon döneminde kullanılabilir.

Üreme yeteneği/Fertilite

Üreme yeteneği üzerine etkisi bulunmamaktadır.

4.7 Araç ve makine kullanımı üzerindeki etkiler

Araç ve makine kullanımına olumsuz bir etkisi yoktur.

4.8 İstenmeyen etkiler

Belirtilen istenmeyen etkiler, aşağıdaki kurala göre sınıflandırılmıştır:

Çok yaygın (≥1/10); yaygın (≥1/100 ila <1/10); yaygın olmayan (≥1/1.000 ila <1/100); seyrek

(≥1/10.000 ila <1/1.000); çok seyrek (<1/10.000), bilinmiyor (eldeki verilerden hareketle tahmin

edilemiyor).

Bağışıklık sistemi hastalıkları

Çok seyrek: Alerjik reaksiyonlar, astım

Sinir sistemi hastalıkları

Yaygın olmayan: Baş ağrısı

Gastrointestinal hastalıkları

Yaygın olmayan: Tokluk hissi, epigastrik ağırlık hissi, bulantı, kabızlık, ishal, abdominal ağrı,

kusma, geri dönüşümlü dişlerde renk değişikliği

Deri ve deri altı doku hastalıkları

Yaygın olmayan: Ürtiker, deri döküntüsü, ekzantem, kaşıntı.

Çok seyrek: Lokalize cilt reaksiyonları

Böbrek ve idrar yolu hastalıkları

Seyrek: İdrar renginde değişiklik

Not: Demirden dolayı sıklıkla dışkıda renk değişikliği görülebilir.

Demir III hidroksit polimaltoz iki değerlikli iyonize demir tuzu içeren ilaçlarla oluşan diş

boyanması ve ağızda metalik tat oluşması gibi istenmeyen yan etkilere neden olmaz.

Şüpheli advers reaksiyonların raporlanması

Ruhsatlandırma

sonrası

şüpheli

ilaç

advers

reaksiyonlarının

raporlanması

büyük

önem

taşımaktadır. Raporlama yapılması, ilacın yarar/risk dengesinin sürekli olarak izlenmesine olanak

sağlar.

Sağlık

mesleği

mensuplarının

herhangi

şüpheli

advers

reaksiyonu

Türkiye

Farmakovijilans Merkezi (TÜFAM)’ne bildirmeleri gerekmektedir. (www.titck.gov.tr; e-posta:

tufam@titck.gov.tr; tel: 800 314 00 08; faks: 0 312 218 35 99)

4.9 Doz aşımı ve tedavisi

Yetişkinlerde akut demir zehirlenmesi sık değildir. Küçük çocuklarda daha sık rastlanır. Kilogram

başına 20 mg’dan fazla doz aşımı, potansiyel bir risk teşkil eder. Küçük çocuklarda toplam 0.5 g

demir alınması, hayatı tehdit eden durumların ortaya çıkmasına, 1-2 g’dan sonra ise ölümle

sonuçlanan durumlara sebep olabilir.

Zehirlenmede dört karakteristik faz görülmesi olasıdır. Alımından sonra ilk 6 saatte bulantı,

kusma, ishal görülür. Yüksek dozlarda (20 mg/kg’ı aşan dozlarda) hipotansiyon, şok, asidoz,

konvülziyon görülebilir. İkinci fazda hafif olgularda bir iyileşme takip eder. Üçüncü fazda (12-18

saat

sonra)

karaciğer

harabiyeti,

tübüler

nekroz,

kardiyovasküler

şok,

koagülapati

olası

belirtilerdir. Dördüncü fazda (2-6 hafta içinde) özofagus mide ve duodenum stenozu oluşur.

Tedavisi:

Yüksek doz alınmışsa mide yıkanır veya -eğer yıkama yapılamıyorsa- hasta kusturulur. Daha ileri

önlem olarak barsaklar yıkanabilir. Serum demir konsantrasyonu 3,5-5 mg/L. (63-85 mmol) ve

demir zehirlenmesinin kuvvetli klinik belirtileri varlığında, kelat bileşiği (Desferroksamin) ile

böbrekten atılması stimüle edilir. Desferroksamin 15 mg/kg/saat olacak şekilde damardan verilir;

maksimum

mg/kg/24

saattir.

Sodyum-EDTA

gibi

kelat

ajanları

kullanılabilir.

Şok

durumunda i.v. perfüzyonla desteklenir.

5.FARMAKOLOJİK ÖZELLİKLERİ:

5.1 Farmakodinamik Özellikler

Farmakoterapötik grup:

Üç Değerlikli Oral Demir Preparatları

ATC Kodu:

B03AB05

Demir

vücutta

bütün

hücrelerde

bulunur

hayati

işlevlere

sahiptir.

İyonik

demir

enerji

transferinde rol oynayan enzimlerin (sitokrom oksidaz, ksantin oksidaz, süksinik dehidrojenaz

gibi) yapısında mevcuttur. Demir eksikliği durumunda bu hayati işlevlerin eksiklikleri ortaya

çıkmaktadır. Demir III hidroksit polimaltoz kompleksi uygulaması ile demir III iyonu vasıtası ile

demir eksikliğinin neden olduğu anemilerde kan yapımındaki azalma ve bunun sonucunda oluşan

etkiler ortadan kalkmaktadır.

5.2 Farmakokinetik Özellikler:

Genel özellikler

Emilim:

FERİFER-40’ın ağız yoluyla alınmasından sonra gastrointestinal sistemden hızla emilir. Emilen

demir miktarı tedavi edilen kişinin demir eksikliğine göre değişir. Demir eksikliği ne kadar fazla

ise, emilim o derecede artar.

Dağılım:

Demir % 90 oranında plazma proteinlerine ve hemoglobine bağlanır.

Emilen demir hemoglobin ve miyoglobin sentezinde kullanılır ya da demir depolarına nakledilir.

Bu şekilde demir yetersizliği belirtileri ortadan kalkar.

Biyotransformasyon:

Plazmada demir dinamik bir denge halinde tutulur. Barsaktan gelen demirle yeni transferrin-demir

kompleksi

oluşurken

plazmada

transferrinle

birleşmiş

şekilde

taşınan

demirin

büyük

kısmı

(yaklaşık %80’i) kemik iliğindeki prekürsör hücrelere ve hepatik retiküloendoteliyal hücrelere

transfer

edilir.

Demir-transferrin

kompleksi

hücreye

reseptör

aracılı

endositozla

girer,

non-

lizozomal

asidik

vezikül

içine

alınır

demir

kompleksten

koparılır,

geriye

kalan

apotransferrin-reseptör kompleksi membrana geri döner ve burada kullanılır. Demir eritroid

hücrelerde ya mitokondrilere transfer edilerek protoporfirine katılır ve hemen dönüştürülür, ya da

ferritinle birleşerek depo edilir. Demir eksikliğinde reseptör sayısı artar.

Eliminasyon:

Mide-barsak kanalından emilmeyen demir feçes yolu ile atılır.

Safra ve idrar yoluyla günde sadece 1 mg demir elimine edilir. Ayrıca kadınlar menstrüasyon

yoluyla da demir kaybederler. Plazma yarı ömrü 1.5 saattir.

Doğrusallık/Doğrusal Olmayan Durum:

Farmakokinetiği doğrusaldır. Plazma düzeyleri verilen dozlara bağlı olarak artış gösterir.

5.3. Klinik öncesi güvenlik verileri

Geleneksel

güvenlilik

farmakolojisi,

tekrarlanan

toksisitesi,

genotoksisite,

karsinojenik

potansiyel ve üreme toksisitesi çalışmalarına dayalı olan insanlara yönelik özel bir tehlike ortaya

koymamaktadır.

Beyaz fare ve sıçanlarla yapılan hayvan çalışmalarında, vücut ağırlığını oluşturan her kilogram

başına 2000 mg’a kadar demirin oral olarak uygulandığı dozda, Demir III Hidroksit Polimaltoz

kompleksi için LD 50 değeri belirlenememiştir.

6. FARMASÖTİK ÖZELLİKLER

6.1. Yardımcı maddelerin listesi

Sorbitol (%70), E420

Metil paraben sodyum, E219

Propil paraben sodyum, E217

Sitrik asit

Vanilya esansı

Gliserin

Propilen glikol

Deiyonize su

6.2. Geçimsizlikler

FERİFER-40’ın

herhangi

ilaç

madde

geçimsizliği

olduğuna

dair

kanıt

bulunmamaktadır.

6.3. Raf ömrü

24 ay

6.4 Saklamaya yönelik özel tedbirler

25°C’nin altındaki oda sıcaklığında saklayınız.

6.5 Ambalajın niteliği ve içeriği

FERİFER, her biri bir kullanımlık, alüminyum folyo ile kapatılmış 5 ml’lik PET kaşıklarda, 10

veya 28 kaşık halinde pazarlanmaktadır. 10 kaşıklık ve 28 kaşıklık takdim şekli PVC seperatörde

ambalajlanmaktadır.

Her ticari takdim şekli satılmayabilir.

6.6 Beşeri tıbbi üründen arta kalan maddelerin imhası ve diğer özel önlemler

Kullanılmamış olan ürünler ya da atık materyaller “Tıbbi Atıkların Kontrolü Yönetmeliği” ve

“Ambalaj ve Ambalaj Atıklarının Kontrolü Yönetmelikleri”ne uygun olarak imha edilmelidir.

7. RUHSAT SAHİBİ

Berko İlaç ve Kimya Sanayi A.Ş.

Yenişehir Mah. Özgür Sok. No: 16-18 Ataşehir/İstanbul

0216 456 65 70 (Pbx)

0216 456 65 79 (Faks)

info@berko.com.tr

8. RUHSAT NUMARASI

229/88

9. İLK RUHSAT TARİHİ/RUHSAT YENİLEME TARİHİ

İlk ruhsat tarihi: 24.02.2011

Ruhsat yenileme tarihi: 18.05.2016

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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

28-11-2018

Information Update - Mylan-Valsartan medications voluntarily recalled as a precaution due to an impurity

Information Update - Mylan-Valsartan medications voluntarily recalled as a precaution due to an impurity

Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC is voluntarily recalling four lots of Mylan-Valsartan tablets (40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg and 320 mg strength) after testing found low levels of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).

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

Risk assessment of new sequencing information for genetically modified soybean A2704‐12

Risk assessment of new sequencing information for genetically modified soybean A2704‐12

Published on: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 The GMO Panel has previously assessed genetically modified (GM) soybean A2704‐12. This soybean was found to be as safe and nutritious as its conventional counterpart with respect to potential effects on human and animal health and the environment in the context of its intended uses. On 5 June 2018, the European Commission requested EFSA to analyse new nucleic acid sequencing data and updated bioinformatics data for GM soybean A2704‐12 and to indicate whether the previous c...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

22-11-2018

National Research Programme on Environmental and Occupational Health:  calls for research projects issued for 2019

National Research Programme on Environmental and Occupational Health: calls for research projects issued for 2019

ANSES is today issuing its annual calls for research projects as part of the National Research Programme on Environmental and Occupational Health. The 2019 edition of this programme will include two calls for projects with total funding of 8 million euros: a general one on the themes of environmental health and occupational health, which includes a budget of 2 million euros devoted to the topic of endocrine disruptors, and a second specific one on the theme of radiofrequencies and health.

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

22-11-2018

Safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 (narasin) for ducks for fattening

Safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 (narasin) for ducks for fattening

Published on: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 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 Monteban® G100 for ducks. Monteban® G100, containing narasin, is intended for the prevention of coccidiosis in ducks for fattening at a dose range of 60–70 mg/kg of complete feed. Narasin from Monteban® G100 is safe for ducks for fattening at a level of 70 mg/kg complete feed...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-11-2018


Draft reflection paper on antimicrobial resistance in the environment: considerations for current and future risk assessment of veterinary medicinal products

Draft reflection paper on antimicrobial resistance in the environment: considerations for current and future risk assessment of veterinary medicinal products

Draft reflection paper on antimicrobial resistance in the environment: considerations for current and future risk assessment of veterinary medicinal products

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

21-11-2018

Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 15 Lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Fou

Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 15 Lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Fou

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals business is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the consumer level of select lots of Valsartan-containing products, including six lots of Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP (including the 5mg/160mg, 10mg/160mg, and 10mg/320mg strengths), seven lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP (including 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg, and 320 mg strengths), and two lots of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 320mg/25mg strength. ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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 Experimental Animals

Extensive Literature Search, Selection for Relevance and Data Extraction of Studies Related to the Toxicity of PCDD/Fs and DL‐PCBs in Experimental Animals

Published on: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDD), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and dioxin‐like polychlorinated biphenyls (DL‐PCBs) are detected ubiquitously in the environment, diet and human tissues. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) CONTAM Panel received a mandate from the European Commission for a scientific opinion on the risks for human and animal health related to the presence of dioxins and DL‐PCBs in food and feed. To support preparatory work for the hazard i...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-11-2018

Safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 (narasin) for chickens for fattening

Safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 (narasin) for chickens for fattening

Published on: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 The feed additive Monteban® G100, containing the active substance narasin, an ionophore anticoccidial, is intended to control coccidiosis in chickens for fattening at a dose of 60–70 mg/kg complete feed. Narasin is produced by fermentation. Limited data on the taxonomic identification of the production strain did not allow the proper identification of strain NRRL 8092 as Streptomyces aureofaciens. The FEEDAP Panel cannot conclude on the absence of genetic determinants for ...

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

17-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Aspergillus oryzae (strain NZYM‐FA)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Aspergillus oryzae (strain NZYM‐FA)

Published on: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 The food enzyme is an endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8) produced with a genetically modified strain of Aspergillus oryzae 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 xylanase is intended to be used in baking and cereal‐based processes. Based on the proposed maximum use levels, dietary exposure to the food enzyme–total organic solids (TOS) was e...

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

15-11-2018

Assessment of genetically modified maize MZHG0JG for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐DE‐2016‐133)

Assessment of genetically modified maize MZHG0JG for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐DE‐2016‐133)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The scope of application EFSA‐GMO‐DE‐2016‐133 is for food and feed uses, import and processing of genetically modified (GM) maize MZHG0JG in the European Union. Maize MZHG0JG was developed to confer tolerance to the herbicidal active substances glyphosate and glufosinate‐ammonium. The molecular characterisation data and bioinformatic analyses do not identify issues requiring food/feed safety assessment. None of the identified differences in the agronomic/phenotypic and com...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

Safety and efficacy of Monimax® (monensin sodium and nicarbazin) for chickens for fattening and chickens reared for laying

Safety and efficacy of Monimax® (monensin sodium and nicarbazin) for chickens for fattening and chickens reared for laying

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The coccidiostat Monimax® (monensin sodium and nicarbazin) is considered safe for chickens for fattening and chickens reared for laying at the highest use level of 50 mg monensin and 50 mg nicarbazin/kg complete feed. This conclusion is extended to chickens reared for laying. For both active substances, the metabolic pathways in the chicken are similar to those in the turkey and rat. Nicarbazin, when ingested, is rapidly split in its two components dinitrocarbanilide (DNC)...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

9-11-2018

Sargassum seaweed: limit the exposure of residents and workers to hydrogen sulphide

Sargassum seaweed: limit the exposure of residents and workers to hydrogen sulphide

Since August 2014, the French Caribbean and French Guiana have been experiencing successive waves of Sargassum seaweed washing up on their coastlines. Despite the efforts made to clean it up, the seaweed decomposes in situ. This leads to the production of hydrogen sulphide (H2S), which can sometimes be detected at high concentrations. Doctors' reports concerning the health effects suffered by people exposed to H2S, and complaints from the general public relating to the problem of odours, have increased s...

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

5-11-2018

Products containing metam-sodium: ANSES announces the withdrawal of marketing authorisations

Products containing metam-sodium: ANSES announces the withdrawal of marketing authorisations

Plant protection products containing metam-sodium are used in market gardening and horticulture to disinfect the soil. Following the substance's approval at European level, ANSES reassessed the dossiers and notified the industrial companies concerned of its intention to withdraw all marketing authorisations for metam-sodium products. ANSES is also taking this opportunity to reiterate the importance of phytopharmacovigilance and the requirement for professionals to report any adverse effects on humans or ...

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

31-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos when used as a feed flavouring for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos when used as a feed flavouring for all animal species

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA 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 a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos (hop strobiles) when used as a sensory feed additive for all animal species. The additive is specified to containing 40% beta acids and less than 0.2% alpha acids. Known substances of conce...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Efficacy of Bergazym® P100 (endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase) as a feed additive for chickens for fattening and weaned piglets

Efficacy of Bergazym® P100 (endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase) as a feed additive for chickens for fattening and weaned piglets

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The product Bergazym® P100 contains a xylanase which is produced by a non‐genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reesei. The additive is available in a coated granular form and it is intended to be used as a zootechnical additive (functional group: digestibility enhancers) for chickens for fattening, and weaned piglets at the dose of 1,500 EPU/kg feed. The production strain and the additive were fully characterised in a previous assessment of the Panel o...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I‐4785 and Lactobacillus buchneri CNCM I‐4323/NCIMB 40788 as a silage additive for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I‐4785 and Lactobacillus buchneri CNCM I‐4323/NCIMB 40788 as a silage additive for all animal species

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of a strain of Lactobacillus hilgardii and of Lactobacillus buchneri when used as a technological additive intended to improve ensiling at a proposed application rate of 3.0 x 108 colony forming units (CFU)/kg fresh material. The two bacterial species are considered by EFS...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-10-2018

Training courses on “Steering an Expert Knowledge Elicitation” and “Use of the Expert Knowledge Elicitation Guidance in Risk Assessments for EFSA Management” and “Conduct of the Sheffield protocol for an Expert Knowledge Elicitation”

Training courses on “Steering an Expert Knowledge Elicitation” and “Use of the Expert Knowledge Elicitation Guidance in Risk Assessments for EFSA Management” and “Conduct of the Sheffield protocol for an Expert Knowledge Elicitation”

Published on: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 This report presents the results from an exploratory study in 2016 on clear communication of scientific assessment results. It had a specific focus on the communication of scientific uncertainties in EFSA scientific opinions. Qualitative methods were applied to the design and communication of an opinion summary and uncertainty statements related to that opinion, and to collect evidence on how different stakeholder groups responded to them. The study tested t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

26-10-2018

Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products

Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products

Published on: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 A multi-country outbreak of 12 listeriosis cases caused by Listeria monocytogenes sequence type (ST) 8 has been identified through whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis in three EU/EEA countries: Denmark (6 cases), Germany (5) and France (1). Four of these cases have died due to or with the disease. It is likely that the extent of this outbreak has been underestimated since the outbreak was identified through sequencing and only a subset of the EU/EEA count...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

26-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of l‐threonine produced by fermentation using Escherichia coli CGMCC 7.232 for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of l‐threonine produced by fermentation using Escherichia coli CGMCC 7.232 for all animal species

Published on: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The product subject of this assessment is l‐threonine produced by fermentation with a genetically modified strain of Escherichia coli (CGMCC 7.232). It is intended to be used in feed and water for drinking for all animal species and categories. The production strain and its recombinant DNA were not detected in the additive. The product l‐threonine, manufactured by fermentation with E. coli CGMCC 7.232, does not raise any safety concern with regard to the gen...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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

18-10-2018

Trump Administration Launches “Winning on Reducing Food Waste” Initiative

Trump Administration Launches “Winning on Reducing Food Waste” Initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the signing of a joint agency formal agreement under the "Winning on Reducing Food Waste" initiative.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

17-10-2018

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Published on: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The duration of the vaccination campaign sufficient to eliminate lumpy skin disease (LSD) mainly depends on the vaccination effectiveness and coverage achieved. By using a spread epidemiological model, assuming a vaccination effectiveness of 65%, with 50% and 90% coverage, 3 and 4 years campaigns, respectively, are needed to eliminate LSD. When vaccination effectiveness is 80% to 95%, 2 years of vaccination at coverage of 90% is sufficient to eliminate LSD vir...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

12-10-2018

FDA advances investigation into whether more than 40 e-cigarette products are being illegally marketed and outside agency's compliance policy

FDA advances investigation into whether more than 40 e-cigarette products are being illegally marketed and outside agency's compliance policy

FDA advances investigation into whether more than 40 e-cigarette products are being illegally marketed and outside agency's compliance policy

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

8-10-2018

Public consultation: Guidance on feed additives and the environment

Public consultation: Guidance on feed additives and the environment

Public consultation: Guidance on feed additives and the environment

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

2-10-2018

&quot;The environment has a real impact on the risk of cancer, although it remains difficult to assess&quot;: three questions for Professor Gérard Lasfargues, Managing Director General of the Science for Expertise Division

&quot;The environment has a real impact on the risk of cancer, although it remains difficult to assess&quot;: three questions for Professor Gérard Lasfargues, Managing Director General of the Science for Expertise Division

Despite medical advances, cancer remains the leading cause of death in France.  While active smoking, alcohol consumption and an unbalanced diet continue to be the main causes of cancer mortality, the environment has a real impact on the risk of cancer, although it remains difficult to assess.

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

28-9-2018

Avian influenza overview May – August 2018

Avian influenza overview May – August 2018

Published on: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Between 16 May and 15 August 2018, three highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) outbreaks in poultry establishments and three HPAI A(H5N6) outbreaks in wild birds were reported in Europe. Three low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreaks were reported in three Member States. Few HPAI and LPAI bird cases have been detected in this period of the year, in accordance with the seasonal expected pattern of LPAI and HPAI. There is no evidence to date ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

25-9-2018

FDA Announces FY 2019 Animal Drug User Fee Rates for ADUFA and AGDUFA

FDA Announces FY 2019 Animal Drug User Fee Rates for ADUFA and AGDUFA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in the Federal Register today the fiscal year 2019 rates and payment procedures for animal drugs subject to user fees under the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018 (ADUFA IV) and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018 (AGDUFA III).

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-9-2018

Risk assessment of new sequencing information on genetically modified carnation FLO‐40689‐6

Risk assessment of new sequencing information on genetically modified carnation FLO‐40689‐6

Published on: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The GMO Panel has previously assessed genetically modified (GM) carnation FLO‐40689‐6 and concluded that there is no scientific reason to consider that the import, distribution and retailing in the EU of carnation FLO‐40689‐6 cut flowers for ornamental use will cause any adverse effects on human health or the environment. On 27 October 2017, the European Commission requested EFSA to analyse new nucleic acid sequencing data and updated bioinformatics data for...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

22-9-2018

Risk assessment of new sequencing information for genetically modified soybean BPS‐CV127‐9

Risk assessment of new sequencing information for genetically modified soybean BPS‐CV127‐9

Published on: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The GMO Panel has previously assessed genetically modified (GM) soybean BPS‐CV127‐9. This soybean was found to be as safe and nutritious as its conventional counterpart and commercial soybean varieties with respect to potential effects on human and animal health and the environment in the context of its intended uses. On 16 February 2018, European Commission requested EFSA to analyse new nucleic acid sequencing data and updated bioinformatics data for GM soy...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

19-9-2018

National dietary survey in 2012‐2016 on the general population aged 1‐79 years in the Netherlands

National dietary survey in 2012‐2016 on the general population aged 1‐79 years in the Netherlands

Published on: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 During the years 2012‐2016, the Dutch National Food Consumption survey was conducted in the Netherlands. For the survey, a random sample was drawn from consumer panels stratified by age and gender and maintained representative to the population with regard to region, address density and educational level. Complete results were obtained for 4,313 persons (response rate 65%); including toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and elderly. Pregnant or lactating ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

18-9-2018

Synthetic pitches: the expert assessments currently available conclude that the risks to health are negligible

Synthetic pitches: the expert assessments currently available conclude that the risks to health are negligible

In recent years, the increasing use of tyre granulates for sports pitches and playgrounds has raised concerns about their potential impact on health and the environment. ANSES has analysed the studies and expert assessments currently available on this topic and reports the main findings regarding the potential risks associated with the use or installation of synthetic pitches. The existing studies conclude that the health risks are of little concern, but point to potential risks to the environment.

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

14-9-2018

Development of an automated multienzymatic biosensor for risk assessment of pesticide contamination in water and food

Development of an automated multienzymatic biosensor for risk assessment of pesticide contamination in water and food

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The goal of this research is to better address the problems related to the widespread presence of pesticides in the environment. Despite the unquestionable utility of the pesticides against various pests in the agricultural field, most pesticides and the corresponding pesticide residues are toxic to the environment and hazardous to human health. The recent literature on organophosphate compounds emphasises a clear correlation between their use and the occurr...

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

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Plant protection products (PPPs) are pesticides containing at least one active substance that drives specific actions against pests (diseases). PPPs are regulated in the EU and cannot be placed on the market or used without prior authorisation. EFSA assesses the possible risks of the use of active substances to humans and environment. Member States decide whether or not to approve their use at EU level. Furthermore, Member States decide at national level on ...

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

29-8-2018

Explanatory note on the determination of newly expressed protein levels in the context of genetically modified plant applications for EU market authorisation

Explanatory note on the determination of newly expressed protein levels in the context of genetically modified plant applications for EU market authorisation

Published on: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Genetically modified organisms are subject to a risk assessment and regulatory approval before entering the European market. According to legislation (Directive 2001/18/EC, Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 and Regulation (EU) No 503/2013) and the EFSA guidance documents on the risk assessment of food and feed from genetically modified (GM) plants and on the environmental risk assessment of GM plants, applicants need to perform a molecular characterisation of any...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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

14-8-2018

Koehler-Bright Star recalls WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights

Koehler-Bright Star recalls WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights

The flashlights are missing an encapsulation on the circuit board component which could allow the flashlight to ignite in an explosive environment, posing a burn hazard and risk of personal injury to the user or bystander.

Health Canada

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

6-8-2018

G & C Raw, LLC Recalls Pat's Cat Turkey, and Ground Lamb Pet Food, because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk

G & C Raw, LLC Recalls Pat's Cat Turkey, and Ground Lamb Pet Food, because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk

G & C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling 30 1-lb containers of Pat's Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 2-lb containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals eating the products.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-11-2018

It would also help make sure that newer devices reflect more modern technologies and standards that can improve patient care and outcomes. It would help the overall product environment continue to evolve in the direction toward safer, more effective devic

It would also help make sure that newer devices reflect more modern technologies and standards that can improve patient care and outcomes. It would help the overall product environment continue to evolve in the direction toward safer, more effective devic

It would also help make sure that newer devices reflect more modern technologies and standards that can improve patient care and outcomes. It would help the overall product environment continue to evolve in the direction toward safer, more effective devices.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-11-2018


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Velphoro,Sucroferric oxyhydroxide (mixture of iron (III)-oxyhydroxide, sucrose, starch) (PA21), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0196/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Velphoro,Sucroferric oxyhydroxide (mixture of iron (III)-oxyhydroxide, sucrose, starch) (PA21), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0196/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Velphoro,Sucroferric oxyhydroxide (mixture of iron (III)-oxyhydroxide, sucrose, starch) (PA21), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0196/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

30-10-2018

EU/3/18/2079 (Spark Therapeutics Ireland Ltd)

EU/3/18/2079 (Spark Therapeutics Ireland Ltd)

EU/3/18/2079 (Active substance: Recombinant adeno-associated viral vector containing a bioengineered capsid and a codon-optimised expression cassette to drive the expression of the SQ form of a B-domain deleted human coagulation factor VIII) - Orphan designation - Commission Decision (2018)7280 of Tue, 30 Oct 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMA/OD/104/18

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

22-10-2018

Velphoro (Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma France)

Velphoro (Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma France)

Velphoro (Active substance: mixture of polynuclear iron(iii)-oxyhydroxide, sucrose and starches) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)6972 of Mon, 22 Oct 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

11-9-2018

 Focus group meeting  on dose optimisation of established veterinary antibiotics in the context of summary of product characteristics harmonisation, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 12-Oct-2018, To: 12-Oct-2018

Focus group meeting on dose optimisation of established veterinary antibiotics in the context of summary of product characteristics harmonisation, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 12-Oct-2018, To: 12-Oct-2018

This meeting will allow a direct exchange of views between the Agency’s working party and stakeholders on its draft reflection paper on dose optimisation of established veterinary antibiotics in the context of summary of product characteristics (SPC) harmonisation (EMA/CVMP/849775/2017). It complements the public consultation on this reflection paper ending on 31 January 2019. The reflection paper follows considerations in the report on a pilot project that aimed to develop and test non-experimental appr...

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

27-8-2018

Beromun (BELPHARMA s.a.)

Beromun (BELPHARMA s.a.)

Beromun (Active substance: Tasonermin (Tumor Necrosis Factor alfa-1a)) - Centralised - Transfer Marketing Authorisation Holder - Commission Decision (2018)5699 of Mon, 27 Aug 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/206/T/40

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

7-8-2018

ACMD meeting statement, Meeting 40, 12 April 2018

ACMD meeting statement, Meeting 40, 12 April 2018

Advisory Committee on Medical Devices meeting statement

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

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