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  • alfacalcidol

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  • 20-02-2018
  • 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

ONE-ALPHA 1 mikrogram / 0.5 ml i.v. ampul

2. KALİTATİF VE KANTİTATİF BİLEŞİM

Etkin madde

Alfakalsidol

1 mikrogram

Yardımcı maddeler

Etanol

40 mg

Propilen glikol 207.5 mg

Yardımcı maddeler için 6.1’e bakınız.

3. FARMASÖTİK FORM

Ampul.

Berrak, renksiz solüsyon.

4. KLİNİK ÖZELLİKLER

4.1. Terapötik endikasyonlar

Endojen

1.25-dihidroksivitamin

üretiminin

azalması

sonucu

ortaya

çıkan

kalsiyum

metabolizması dengesizliklerinin neden olduğu hastalıklarda endikedir.

Renal osteodistrofi, postoperatif veya idyopatik hipoparatiroidizm, psödohipoparatiroidizm,

tersiyer hiperparatiroidizm tedavisine

yardımcı olarak; D-vitaminine bağlı raşitizm veya

osteomalasi,

D-vitaminine

bağlı

raşitizm,

neonatal

hipokalsemi

veya

raşitizm,

kalsiyum

malabsorbsiyonu,

osteoporoz,

malabsorptif

veya

nütrisyonel

raşitizm

osteomalasi’de

kullanılır.

4.2. Pozoloji ve uygulama şekli

Pozoloji / uygulama sıklığı ve süresi:

Yetişkinler ve ağırlığı 20 kg’dan fazla çocuklarda başlangıç dozu günde 1 mikrogram, idame

dozlar ise genel olarak günlük 0.25-2 mikrogram arasındadır.

Bir aylıktan büyük ve ağırlığı 20 kg’dan az çocuklarda başlangıç dozu günde kilogram başına

0,05 mikrogramdır.

Kullanmadan önce ampulleri iyice çalkalayınız

Uygulama şekli:

ONE-ALPHA,

hemodializden

sonra,

intravenöz

enjeksiyon

yolu

uygulanabilir.

Enjeksiyon, her dializ sonunda, hemodializ makinasından çıkış hattına uygulanır. Yetişkinler

için, başlangıç dozu her bir dializden sonra 1 mikrogram’dır. Önerilen maksimum doz, her bir

dializ için 6 mikrogram olup, bir hafta içinde 12 mikrogram aşılmamalıdır.

Özel popülasyonlara ilişkin ek bilgiler:

Böbrek yetmezliği:

Bkz. bölüm 4.4

Karaciğer yetmezliği:

Şiddetli karaciğer yetersizliğinde 1α-hidroksi vitamin D

’ün 1.25 dihidroksi vitamin D

’e

hidroksilasyonu azalabilir ve enterohepatik dolaşımdaki azalma nedeniyle intestinal emilim

azalabilir. Daha yüksek bir doz gerekebilir.

Pediyatrik popülasyon:

20 kg’dan daha ağır çocuklarda günlük doz 1 mikrogram.

kg’dan

daha

hafif

çocuklarda

günlük

kilogram

başına

0.05

mikrogram

(0.05

mikrogram/kg)

Geriyatrik popülasyon:

Yaşlılarda önerilen günlük doz 0.5 mikrogram/gün’dür.

4.3. Kontrendikasyonlar

Etkin maddeye ya da yardımcı maddelerin herhangi birine aşırı duyarlılık.

Hiperkalsemi.

4.4. Özel kullanım uyarıları ve önlemleri

One-Alpha

tedavisi sırasında serum kalsiyum ve serum fosfat düzeyleri düzenli

olarak izlenmelidir. PTH, alkalin fosfataz ve kalsiyum x fosfat çarpanı klinik olarak

endike olduğu şekilde izlenmelidir.

One-Alpha

ile tedavi edilen hastalarda hiperkalsemi olabilir. Bu nedenle, hastalar

hiperkalsemi

bağlantılı

klinik

semptomlar

konusunda

bilgilendirilmelidir.

Hiperkalsemi belirtileri; anoreksi, yorgunluk, bulantı ve kusma, konstipasyon ya da

diyare, poliüri, terleme, baş ağrısı, polidipsi, hipertansiyon, somnolans ve vertigodur.

Hiperkalsemi,

tedavinin

plazma

kalsiyum

düzeyleri

normale

dönünceye

kadar

(yaklaşık bir haftada) durdurulması ile hızla düzeltilebilir. Bunun ardından One-

Alpha

kalsiyum izlemesi yapılarak, azaltılmış bir dozda (önceki dozun yarısı) tekrar

başlatılabilir.

Nadir

vakalarda

ciddi

hiperkalsemi

ortaya

çıkabilir.

durum

potansiyel olarak hayati tehlike arz etmektedir ve acil tedavi gerektirir.

Uzamış hiperkalsemi arteriosklerozu, kalp kapakçığı sklerozunu ya da nefrolityazisi

ağırlaştırabildiğinden,

hastalarda

One-Alpha

kullanılırken

uzamış

hiperkalsemiden

kaçınılmalıdır.

Böbrek

fonksiyonunda

geçici,

hatta

uzun

süreli

kötüleşme gözlenmiştir. One-Alpha

, pulmoner doku kalsifikasyonu olan hastalarda

dikkatle kullanılmalıdır, çünkü kardiyak hastalığa neden olabilir.

Renal kemik hastalığı olan ya da renal fonksiyonu şiddetli şekilde azalmış olan

hastalarda,

serum

fosfat

düzeylerinin

yükselmesini

potansiyel

metastatik

kalsifikasyonu önlemek için alfakalsidol ile eşzamanlı olarak bir fosfat bağlayıcı ajan

birlikte kullanılabilir.

One-Alpha

, artmış hidroksilasyon aktivitesi nedeniyle vitamin D’ye

duyarlılığın

arttığı

sarkoidoz

gibi

granülomatöz

hastalıkları

olan

hastalarda

dikkatle

kullanılmalıdır.

Vitamin D uygulamasından kaynaklanan hiperkalsemi varlığında digital glikozidlerin

eşzamanlı kullanımı kardiyak aritmi potansiyelini artırır.

One-Alpha

enjeksiyonluk çözelti, yardımcı madde olarak hacmen %10 etanol (alkol)

içerir. Yani doz başına (4 mikrogram alfakalsidole karşılık gelir) 160 mg etanol. Alkol

içeriği, gebe ya da emziren kadınlarda, çocuklarda ve karaciğer hastalığı veya epilepsi

hastaları gibi yüksek risk gruplarında göz önünde bulundurulmalıdır.

One-Alpha

enjeksiyonluk çözelti, doz (4 mikrogram alfakalsidole karşılık gelir)

başına 0.14 mmol sodyum içerir. Doz başına 1 mmol’den (23 mg) az sodyum içeren

ürünler temelde ‘sodyumsuz’ olarak kabul edilmektedir.

One-Alpha

enjeksiyonluk çözelti 207.5 mg propilen glikol içerir: Alkol benzeri

semptomlara neden olabilir.

4.5. Diğer tıbbi ürünler ile etkileşimler ve diğer etkileşim şekilleri

Tiazid diüretikleri ve kalsiyum içeren preparatlar

Tiazid diüretiklerinin ya da kalsiyum içeren preparatların eşzamanlı kullanımı hiperkalsemi

riskini artırabilir. Kalsiyum düzeyleri izlenmelidir.

Diğer vitamin D içeren preparatlar

Diğer vitamin D içeren preparatların eşzamanlı kullanımı hiperkalsemi riskini artırabilir.

Birden fazla vitamin D analoğunun birlikte kullanılmasından kaçınılmalıdır.

Antiepileptikler

Antiepileptikler (örn. barbitüratlar, fenitoin, karbamazepin

ya da primidon), alfakalsidol

metabolizmasının artmasına neden olan enzim indükleyici etkilere sahiptir. Antiepileptikler

alan hastalar daha yüksek One-Alpha

dozlarına ihtiyaç duyabilir.

Safra asidi sekestranları

Kolestiramin gibi safra asidi sekestranları ile birlikte uygulanması, One-alpha’nın bağırsakta

emilimini engelleyebilir. Bu potansiyel etkileşim riskini minimuma indirmek için One-alpha,

safra

asidi

sekestranını

almadan

saat

önce,

aldıktan

saat

sonra

kullanılmalıdır.

Magnezyum içeren antasitler

One-Alpha

magnezyum

içeren

antasitlerin

emilimini

artırarak

hipermagnezemi

riskini

artırabilir.

Alüminyum içeren preparatlar

One-Alpha

serumdaki

alüminyum

konsantrasyonunu

artırabilir.

Alüminyum

içeren

preparatlar

(örn.

alüminyum

hidroksit,

sükralfat)

alan

hastalar,

alüminyum

zehirlenmesi

belirtileri hakkında bilgilendirilmelidir.

4.6. Gebelik ve laktasyon

Genel tavsiye

Gebelik kategorisi

C/D

(önerilen günlük dozda/önerilen günlük dozun aşılması halinde).

Çocuk doğurma potansiyeli bulunan kadınlar/Doğum kontrolü (Kontrasepsiyon)

Çocuk doğurma potansiyeli olan kadınlarda dikkatli olunmalıdır.

Gebelik dönemi

Alfakalsidolün gebe kadınlarda kullanımı ile ilgili verilerin miktarı sınırlıdır. Hayvanlarda

yapılan çalışmalarda üreme toksisitesi saptanmıştır. Gebelik sırasındaki hiperkalsemi bebekte

doğum kusurlarına neden olabileceğinden, One-Alpha

gebelik döneminde gerekli olmadıkça

kullanılmamalıdır.

Laktasyon dönemi

Alfakalsidol anne sütüne geçmektedir. Emzirmenin çocuk için yararı ve tedavinin kadın için

yararı göz önünde bulundurularak emzirmenin ya da One-Alpha

tedavisinin durdurulmasına

karar verilmelidir.

Alfakalsidol

kullanan

annelerin

emzirdikleri

bebekler

hiperkalsemi

açısından

yakından

izlenmelidir.

Üreme yeteneği / Fertilite

One-Alpha

’nın

fertilite

üzerindeki

etkisine

dair

herhangi

klinik

çalışma

bulunmamaktadır.

klinik

öncesi

çalışmada,

sıçanlarda

fertilite

üzerinde

etki

saptanmamıştır.

4.7. Araç ve makine kullanımı üzerindeki etkiler

Alfakalsidolün araç ve makine kullanma yeteneği üzerinde direkt etkisi yoktur ya da ihmal

edilebilir düzeydedir. Bununla birlikte, hastalar, tedavi sırasında sersemlik hissinin olabileceği

ve araç veya makine kullanırken bunu göz önünde bulundurmaları gerektiği konusunda

bilgilendirilmelidir.

4.8. İstenmeyen etkiler

sık

rapor

edilen

istenmeyen

etkiler,

pruritus

deri

döküntüsü

gibi

çeşitli

deri

reaksiyonları, hiperkalsemi, gastrointestinal ağrı/rahatsızlık ve hiperfosfatemidir.

Hiperkalsemi ile ilişkili belirtiler; anoreksiya, yorgunluk, mide bulantısı ve kusma, kabızlık

veya ishal, sık idrara çıkma, terleme, baş ağrısı, aşırı susama, hipertansiyon, uyuşukluk ve baş

dönmesidir.

Pazarlama sonrası deneyimde renal yetmezlik rapor edilmiştir.

İlaca bağlı olduğu kabul edilen advers reaksiyonlar aşağıda listelenmiştir:

Sıklıklar şu şekilde tanımlanır: 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).

Metabolizma ve beslenme hastalıkları

Yaygın:

Hiperkalsemi

Hiperfosfatemi

Pediyatrik popülasyon

Gözlenen güvenlilik profili çocuklar ve erişkinler için benzerdir.

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 bir şüpheli advers reaksiyonu Türkiye

Farmakovijilans

Merkezi

(TÜFAM)’ne

bildirmeleri

gerekmektedir

(www.titck.gov.tr;

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

Psikiyatrik hastalıklar

Yaygın olmayan:

Konfüzyonel durum

Sinir sistemi hastalıkları

Yaygın olmayan:

Baş ağrısı

Seyrek:

Sersemlik hissi

Gastrointestinal hastalıklar

Yaygın:

Karında ağrı ve rahatsızlık

Yaygın olmayan:

Diyare

Kusma

Konstipasyon

Bulantı

Deri ve deri altı doku hastalıkları

Yaygın:

Deri döküntüsü*

Pruritus

* Eritematöz, makülopapüler ve püstüler gibi çeşitli tiplerde

deri döküntüleri rapor edilmiştir

Kas-iskelet bozuklukları, bağ doku ve kemik hastalıkları

Yaygın olmayan:

Miyalji

Böbrek ve idrar yolu hastalıkları

Yaygın:

Hiperkalsiüri

Yaygın olmayan:

Renal bozukluk (akut renal yetmezlik dahil)

Nefrolityazis / Nefrokalsinozis

Genel bozukluklar ve uygulama bölgesi hastalıkları

Yaygın olmayan:

Yorgunluk

Asteni

Malez

Kalsinozis

4.9. Doz aşımı ve tedavisi

Aşırı One-Alpha

alımı hiperkalsemi gelişimine yol açabilir; ama bu etki ilaç kesildiğinde

hızla geri dönüşüm gösterir.

Şiddetli hiperkalsemi olgularında genel destekleyici tedbirler alınmalıdır. Hastada IV 0.09’luk

serum

fizyolojik

infüzyonuyla

sürekli

olarak

düzeyde

hidratasyon

sağlanmalı

(zorlu

diürez), elektrolitler, kalsiyum ve renal fonksiyon indeksleri ölçülmeli, elektrokardiyografik

anormallikler

değerlendirilmelidir

(özellikle

digitalis

kullanan

hastalarda).

Daha

spesifik

olarak, glukokortikosteroidler, loop diuretikleri, bisfosfonatlar, kalsitonin ve nihayet düşük

kalsiyum içerikli hemodiyaliz düşünülmelidir.

5. FARMAKOLOJİK ÖZELLİKLER

5.1. Farmakodinamik özellikler

Farmakoterapötik Grubu: Vitamin D ve Analogları

ATC Kodu: A11CC03

Alfakalsidol, potent bir vitamin D

analoğudur. Karaciğerde hızla ve hemen hemen tamamen,

vitamin

’ün

aktif

metaboliti

kalsitriole

dönüşür.

Alfakalsidol,

kalsiyum

fosfatın

gastrointestinal emilimini ve kalsiyumun tübüler yeniden emilimini stimüle eder. Paratiroid

hormonun supresyonu yoluyla idrarda fosfat atılımını azaltır. Kalsitriol, kemik dokusunun

demineralizasyonu ve remineralizasyonu için önemlidir.

5.2. Farmakokinetik özellikler

Genel özellikler

Emilim:

Alfakalsidol oral alımı takiben barsaklardan iyi emilir.

Dağılım:

Alfakalsidol

karaciğerde

hızla

1,25-dihidroksivitamin

’e

dönüşür.

Kanda

alfakalsidol

olarak bulunmaz.

Biyotransformasyon:

Alfakalsidol

karaciğerden

geçişte

hepatik

hidroksilasyon

enzimi

1,25-

dihidroksivitamin D

’e dönüşür. Tek doz alfakalsidol uygulamasını takiben 8-12 saat sonra

plazma 1,25-dihidroksivitamin D

seviyeleri maksimuma ulaşır.

Eliminasyon:

Alfakalsidol hızla 1,25-dihidroksivitamin D

’e dönüştüğü için yarılanma ömrü ölçülemez,

ancak tek doz Alfakalsidol uygulamasını takiben aktif metaboliti olan 1,25-dihidroksivitamin

’ün yarılanma ömrü 35 saattir. Biyolojik tepki süresi bıraktıktan sonra yaklaşık olarak 3-5

gündür.

Alfakalsidolün böbrekle atılımı minimaldir. Alfakalsidol ve diğer vitamin D metabolitleri esas

olarak safra yoluyla atılırlar.

5.3. Klinik öncesi güvenlilik verileri

Alfakalsidolün klinik öncesi toksisitesi, kalsitriolün kalsiyum homeostazı üzerindeki bilinen

vitamin

etkisine

atfedilmektedir;

etki,

hiperkalsemi,

hiperkalsiüri

nihayetinde

yumuşak

doku

kalsifikasyonu

karakterizedir.

Alfakalsidol

genotoksik

değildir.

Alfakalsidolün sıçanların ve tavşanların

yavrularının fertilitesi

ya da

davranışı üzerinde

etkileri gözlenmemiştir. Fetal gelişim ile ilgili olarak, maternal hayvanlarda toksisiteye neden

olacak kadar yüksek dozlarda fetal toksisite (postimplantasyon kayıp, yavru sayısında azalma

ve doğum ağırlığında azalma) gözlenmiştir. Vitamin D’nin yüksek dozlarının hayvanlarda

teratojenik olduğu bilinmektedir.

6. FARMASÖTİK ÖZELLİKLER

6.1. Yardımcı maddelerin listesi

Sitrik asit monohidrat

Etanol, anhidröz

Sodyum sitrat

Propilen glikol

Enjeksiyon için su

6.2. Geçimsizlikler

İlgili değil.

6.3. Raf ömrü

36 ay.

6.4. Saklamaya yönelik özel tedbirler

C’de buzdolabında saklayınız.

Işıktan korumak için ampulleri kutusunda saklayınız.

6.5. Ambalajın niteliği ve içeriği

10 x 0.5 ml’lik amber renkli cam ampullerde sunulur.

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 Atıkları Kontrolü Yönetmeliği”ne uygun olarak imha edilmelidir.

7. RUHSAT SAHİBİ

Abdi İbrahim İlaç San. ve Tic. A.Ş.

Reşitpaşa Mah. Eski Büyükdere Cad. No:4

34467 Maslak / Sarıyer / İSTANBUL

Tel: 0212 366 84 00

Faks: 0212 276 20 20

8. RUHSAT NUMARASI

102 / 65

9. İLK RUHSAT TARİHİ / RUHSAT YENİLEME TARİHİ

İlk ruhsat tarihi: 26.08.1997

Ruhsat yenileme tarihi: 12.10.2008

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7-12-2018

Magnesium citrate malate as a source of magnesium added for nutritional purposes to food supplements

Magnesium citrate malate as a source of magnesium added for nutritional purposes to food supplements

Published on: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 The present scientific opinion deals with the assessment of the bioavailability of magnesium, from the proposed nutrient source, magnesium citrate malate (MgCM), when added for nutritional purposes to food supplements. MgCM is a mixed salt consisting of magnesium cations and citrate and malate anions, and with a magnesium content of 12–15%. MgCM is proposed to be used in food supplements that are intended to provide up to 300–540 mg/day magnesium. The data provided demonst...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

6-12-2018

Kroger Louisville Division Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels

Kroger Louisville Division Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels

Following a recall by Sunshine Mills, Inc., the Kroger Louisville division announced it has removed from sale Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by the supplier. The dog food was sold in one Kroger store located at 2440 Bardstown Road in Louisville, KY. Only Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food with the listed UPC numbers and Best by Dates are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated because the product had the potential to contain an elevated level of Vitamin D, which ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

30-11-2018

RedeCan recalls one lot of B.E.C. dried cannabis

RedeCan recalls one lot of B.E.C. dried cannabis

The affected product may contain mould. In certain individuals, exposure to mould can result in allergic symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing, runny nose or nasal congestion, and watery eyes or itchy eyes.

Health Canada

30-11-2018

The European Union summary report on surveillance for the presence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in 2017

The European Union summary report on surveillance for the presence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in 2017

Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 This report presents the results of surveillance on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in bovine animals, sheep, goats, cervids and other animal species, as well as genotyping in sheep, carried out in 2017 in the European Union (EU) according to Regulation (EC) 999/2001, and in Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. In total, 1,312,714 cattle were tested by the 28 EU Member States (MSs) which is a decrease of 3% compared with 2016; 18,526 were tested by the three n...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-11-2018

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

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

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

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

27-11-2018

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx 2 Objective 3: European database of processing factors for pesticides in food

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx 2 Objective 3: European database of processing factors for pesticides in food

Published on: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 EFSA is conducting pan‐European dietary exposure and risk assessments related to actual levels of pesticide residues in food commodities. These assessments use the pesticide occurrence data generated under the official monitoring programs of Member States, the consumption data from EFSA's comprehensive food consumption database and pesticide‐specific information such as processing factors. Currently no harmonised list of processing factors is available within Europe and wo...

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

27-11-2018

INNUENDO: A cross‐sectoral platform for the integration of genomics in the surveillance of food‐borne pathogens

INNUENDO: A cross‐sectoral platform for the integration of genomics in the surveillance of food‐borne pathogens

Published on: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 Abstract In response to the EFSA call New approaches in identifying and characterizing microbial and chemical hazards, the project INNUENDO (https://sites.google.com/site/theinnuendoproject/) aimed to design an analytical platform and standard procedures for the use of whole‐genome sequencing in surveillance and outbreak investigation of food‐borne pathogens. The project firstly attempted to identify existing flaws and needs, and then to provide applicable cross‐sectorial ...

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

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

20-11-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for pyraclostrobin in soyabean

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for pyraclostrobin in soyabean

Published on: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in France to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance pyraclostrobin in soyabean. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for soyabean. The applicant provided a new validated analytical method to control residues of pyraclostrobin on the commodity u...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

20-11-2018

Pest categorisation of non‐EU Monochamus spp.

Pest categorisation of non‐EU Monochamus spp.

Published on: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of non‐EU Monochamus spp., a well‐defined insect genus in the family Cerambycidae (Insecta: Coleoptera). Species can be identified using taxonomic keys at national and regional level, and DNA barcoding. Two online world catalogues exist for the genus. The genus includes about one hundred species and many subspecies colonising conifers and non‐conifer trees in many areas in the world. The non‐EU species are listed in...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

20-11-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels and setting of import tolerances for pyraclostrobin in various crops

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels and setting of import tolerances for pyraclostrobin in various crops

Published on: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted two requests to the competent national authority in Germany. The first one, to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance pyraclostrobin in various crops and to set import tolerances for sugar canes and American persimmons; the second one to set import tolerances for pineapples and passion fruits/maracujas. The data submitted in support of the request...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

19-11-2018

Certain Option and Personelle sunscreens voluntarily recalled because of bacterial contamination

Certain Option and Personelle sunscreens voluntarily recalled because of bacterial contamination

One lot each of Option Family Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 and Personnelle Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 have been voluntarily recalled by Empack Spraytech Inc. because of bacterial contamination.

Health Canada

17-11-2018

The Quaker Oats Company Issues Voluntary Recall of a Small Quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal Distributed to Five Target Stores Due to Possible Health Risk

The Quaker Oats Company Issues Voluntary Recall of a Small Quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal Distributed to Five Target Stores Due to Possible Health Risk

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal due to the potential presence of Salmonella. While the potentially affected product only reached five specific Target stores and is limited to 21 boxes of one variety with two Best Before Dates, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall to protect public health.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

14-11-2018

“Vita-X Revitalizing Capsules” for men may pose serious health risks

“Vita-X Revitalizing Capsules” for men may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that two versions of “Vita-X Revitalizing Capsules” by Lanlay Healthmetic Inc., promoted for “long lasting vital energy for men,” may pose serious health risks. One version contains seven capsules and has “NPN 80053009,” a Natural Product Number (NPN) indicating Health Canada authorization, on the label. The second version contains one capsule, has no NPN on the label and is not authorized by Health Canada.

Health Canada

12-11-2018

Minister Bruno Bruins ondertekent actieplan ambulancezorg

Minister Bruno Bruins ondertekent actieplan ambulancezorg

Minister Bruno Bruins (Medische Zorg), Ambulancezorg Nederland (AZN) en Zorgverzekeraars Nederland (ZN) presenteerden vandaag het actieplan ambulancezorg. Het actieplan bevat verbeteringen waarmee ambulancezorg efficiënter kan worden ingezet en waarmee de opleiding en inzet van personeel in de regio’s gestroomlijnd wordt. Ook is er aandacht voor het aantrekkelijker maken van de vakopleiding. Door meer flexibiliteit in de bekostiging van ambulancezorg wordt het makkelijker om maatwerk te leveren in de reg...

Netherlands - Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport

10-11-2018

Pest categorisation of Popillia japonica

Pest categorisation of Popillia japonica

Published on: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Popillia japonica(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) for the EU. P. japonica is a distinguishable species listed in Annex IAII of Council Directive 2000/29/EC. It is native to Japan but established in the USA in the early 20th century. It spreads from New Jersey to most US states east of the Mississippi, some to the west and north into Canada. P. japonica feeds on over 700 plant species. Adults attack folia...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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

Regionale top X- aanpak voor personen met verward gedrag

Regionale top X- aanpak voor personen met verward gedrag

Een aantal zorg- en veiligheidshuizen ontwikkelt een intensieve persoonsgerichte aanpak om in de regio personen met verward gedrag – de top X - beter in beeld te krijgen. Er zijn personen met een psychiatrische aandoening, die in verschillende mate agressief, ontwrichtend en gevaarlijk gedrag vertonen. Een specifieke groep lijkt verantwoordelijk voor een belangrijk deel van de overlast en risicovolle situaties. Deze groep vraagt extra aandacht van alle partijen: de politie, openbaar ministerie (OM), zorg...

Netherlands - Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport

3-11-2018

Nutrisca Issues Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Nutrisca Issues Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling one formula of Nutrisca dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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 glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BW)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BW)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase (EC 3.2.1.3) is produced with the genetically modified Aspergillus niger strain NZYM‐BW 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. The glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase food enzyme is intended to be used in distilled alcohol production and starch processing for the production of glucose syrups. Residu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Safety of the food enzyme glucoamylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BF)

Safety of the food enzyme glucoamylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BF)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme glucoamylase (glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase; EC 3.2.1.3) is produced with the genetically modified strain of Aspergillus niger 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 glucoamylase is intended to be used in brewing processes and in starch processing for glucose syrups production. Residual amounts of total organic s...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Pest categorisation of Conotrachelus nenuphar

Pest categorisation of Conotrachelus nenuphar

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), for the EU. C. nenuphar is a well‐defined species, recognised as a serious pest of stone and pome fruit in the USA and Canada where it also feeds on a range of other hosts including soft fruit (e.g. Ribes,Fragaria) and wild plants (e.g. Crataegus). Adults, which are not good flyers, feed on tender twigs, flower buds and leaves. Femal...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme α‐amylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐MC)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme α‐amylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐MC)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme alpha‐amylase (4‐α‐d‐glucan glucanohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.1) is produced with the genetically modified strain of Aspergillus niger 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 α‐amylase is intended to be used in starch processing for glucose syrups production, beverage alcohol (distilling) processes and baking proces...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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

30-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Sternochetus mangiferae

Pest categorisation of Sternochetus mangiferae

Published on: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The European Commission requested EFSA to conduct a pest categorisation of Sternochetus mangiferae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a monophagous pest weevil whose larvae exclusively feed on mango seeds, whereas adults feed on mango foliage. S. mangiferae is a species with reliable methods available for identification. It is regulated in the EU by Council Directive 2000/29/EC where it is listed in Annex IIB as a harmful organism whose introduction into EU Protec...

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

23-10-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on agency’s efforts to advance new ways to increase the availability of naloxone as one means for reducing opioid overdose deaths

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on agency’s efforts to advance new ways to increase the availability of naloxone as one means for reducing opioid overdose deaths

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on agency’s efforts to advance new ways to increase the availability of naloxone as one means for reducing opioid overdose deaths

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-10-2018

Promise Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Prednisolone and Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 1%/0.5% Sterile Due to Small Particulate Floating in the Solution

Promise Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Prednisolone and Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 1%/0.5% Sterile Due to Small Particulate Floating in the Solution

Promise Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling one lot of Prednisolone and Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 1%/0.5% sterile, 3ml vials, to the patient consumer level. The product has been found to have unidentified small particulate floating in the solution.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-10-2018

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 200, Revision 1 (FGE.200 Rev.1): 74 α,β‐unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes and precursors from chemical subgroup 1.1.1 of FGE.19

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 200, Revision 1 (FGE.200 Rev.1): 74 α,β‐unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes and precursors from chemical subgroup 1.1.1 of FGE.19

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of 74 flavouring substances from subgroup 1.1.1 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 200 Revision 1 (FGE.200 Rev1). In FGE.200, genotoxicity studies were provided for one representative substance, namely hex‐2(trans)‐enal [FL‐no: 05.073], and for other two substances in the same subgroup, namely 2‐dodecenal [FL‐no: 05.03...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

18-10-2018

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

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

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

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-10-2018

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

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

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

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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

Bazzini LLC Recalls Certain Pistachio Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Bazzini LLC Recalls Certain Pistachio Products Because of Possible Health Risk

BazziniI LLC of Allentown, PA out of an abundance of caution, is recalling 4,000 pounds of Roasted and Salted Colossal Natural, Super Colossal Natural and Rams Head Natural in Shell Pistachios received from one of its suppliers because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. NO OTHER BAZZINI PISTACHIOS OR BAZZINI PRODUCTS ARE IMPACTED OR PART OF THIS RECALL. The recall is being initiated voluntarily and no illnesses have been reported to date.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

5-10-2018

Consumer Alert: Sprout Creek Farm “Margie” Cheese Batch Recalled

Consumer Alert: Sprout Creek Farm “Margie” Cheese Batch Recalled

Today the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets alerted consumers to a pasteurization problem with one of Sprout Creek Farm's pasteurized cow's milk cheeses, "Margie," made on 8/28/2018. Sprout Creek Farm is located in Poughkeepsie, NY. The reason for the recall is the air temperature at the start and end of the pasteurization process is required to be above 150deg F per the Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance; the batch in question did not meet that standard. The recall pertains only to...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

27-9-2018

Staatssecretaris Blokhuis: “Bij aanpak personen met verward gedrag is de regio aan zet”

Staatssecretaris Blokhuis: “Bij aanpak personen met verward gedrag is de regio aan zet”

Met het beëindigen van het Schakelteam Personen met Verward Gedrag per 1 oktober gaat de aanpak van personen met verward gedrag een nieuwe fase tegemoet. In zijn eindrapport geeft het Schakelteam een inventarisatie van de huidige stand van zaken en worden aanbevelingen gedaan voor de toekomst. Het Schakelteam constateert dat er veel is gebeurd in de afgelopen twee jaar. Zo is er een landelijk dekkende structuur gerealiseerd waarin hard wordt gewerkt aan goede zorg en ondersteuning van mensen met verward ...

Netherlands - Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport

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

20-9-2018

Medicines of the future in focus at World Economic Forum

Medicines of the future in focus at World Economic Forum

Medicines of the future is one of the topics being debated at the meeting of the World Economic Forum, which is currently place right now in Tianjin in China. The Danish Medicines Agency is attending.

Danish Medicines Agency

20-9-2018

Report of the third Joint Meeting of the ECDC's Food‐ and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network and of the EFSA's Zoonoses Monitoring Data Network

Report of the third Joint Meeting of the ECDC's Food‐ and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network and of the EFSA's Zoonoses Monitoring Data Network

Published on: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The third Joint Meeting of the ECDC's Food‐ and Waterborne Disease and Zoonoses Network and of the EFSA's Zoonoses Monitoring Data Network was held on 16 and 17 October 2017 in Parma. The meeting was constructed around the principle of ‘One health approach to collaborative response to foodborne disease outbreaks in EU/EEA’ and served as an opportunity for public health authorities and food safety/veterinary authorities to meet and exchange information on the...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

18-9-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s ongoing efforts to prevent foodborne outbreaks of <i>Cyclospora</i>

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s ongoing efforts to prevent foodborne outbreaks of <i>Cyclospora</i>

he safety of the American food supply is one of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s highest priorities. A key part of our work in this space focuses on implementing the principles and measures of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The actions directed by FSMA are designed to prevent foodborne illness and food safety problems from happening.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

13-9-2018

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

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

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

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

12-12-2018


Scientific recommendation on classification of advanced therapy medicinal products: Four in vitro transcribed mRNA molecules each encoding one tumour antigen

Scientific recommendation on classification of advanced therapy medicinal products: Four in vitro transcribed mRNA molecules each encoding one tumour antigen

Scientific recommendation on classification of advanced therapy medicinal products: Four in vitro transcribed mRNA molecules each encoding one tumour antigen

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

30-11-2018

Pioglitazone Teva (Teva B.V.)

Pioglitazone Teva (Teva B.V.)

Pioglitazone Teva (Active substance: pioglitazone) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)8159 of Fri, 30 Nov 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

30-11-2018

Pioglitazone Teva Pharma (Teva B.V.)

Pioglitazone Teva Pharma (Teva B.V.)

Pioglitazone Teva Pharma (Active substance: pioglitazone) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)8158 of Fri, 30 Nov 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

28-11-2018


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Pixuvri,pixantrone (dimaleate), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0227/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Pixuvri,pixantrone (dimaleate), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0227/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Pixuvri,pixantrone (dimaleate), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0227/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

21-11-2018

EU/3/18/2086 (Santhera Pharmaceuticals (Deutschland) GmbH)

EU/3/18/2086 (Santhera Pharmaceuticals (Deutschland) GmbH)

EU/3/18/2086 (Active substance: Cyclo[L-alanyl-L-seryl-L-isoleucyl-L-prolyl-L-prolyl-L-glutaminyl-L-lysyl-L-tyrosyl-D-prolyl-L-prolyl-(2S)-2-aminodecanoyl-L-alpha-glutamyl-L-threonyl]acetate) - Orphan designation - Commission Decision (2018)7795 of Wed, 21 Nov 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMA/OD/106/18

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

14-11-2018

Caring for a loved one? Be prepared for any situation. 4 tips to help you keep you loved one safe:  http://www.fda.gov/caregivertips  #NationalFamilyCaregiversMonthpic.twitter.com/DpNpz8NCDe

Caring for a loved one? Be prepared for any situation. 4 tips to help you keep you loved one safe: http://www.fda.gov/caregivertips  #NationalFamilyCaregiversMonthpic.twitter.com/DpNpz8NCDe

Caring for a loved one? Be prepared for any situation. 4 tips to help you keep you loved one safe: http://www.fda.gov/caregivertips  #NationalFamilyCaregiversMonth pic.twitter.com/DpNpz8NCDe

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

30-10-2018

EU/3/18/2073 (Fondazione Telethon)

EU/3/18/2073 (Fondazione Telethon)

EU/3/18/2073 (Active substance: Autologous CD34+ haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells genetically modified with the lentiviral vector IDUA LV, encoding for the alpha-L-iduronidase cDNA) - Orphan designation - Commission Decision (2018)7274 of Tue, 30 Oct 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMA/OD/113/18

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

30-10-2018

EU/3/18/2072 (FGK Representative Service GmbH)

EU/3/18/2072 (FGK Representative Service GmbH)

EU/3/18/2072 (Active substance: 6'-(R)-methyl-5-O-(5-amino-5,6-dideoxy-alpha-L-talofuranosyl)-paromamine sulfate) - Orphan designation - Commission Decision (2018)7273 of Tue, 30 Oct 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMA/OD/102/18

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

22-10-2018

EU/3/05/264 (Roche Registration GmbH)

EU/3/05/264 (Roche Registration GmbH)

EU/3/05/264 (Active substance: Cholest-4-en-3-one, oxime) - Transfer of orphan designation - Commission Decision (2018)6995 of Mon, 22 Oct 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/OD/081/04/T/02

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

21-10-2018

Transparency is one way to encourage greater inclusion. Check out our Drug Trials Snapshots - information about who participated in clinical trials supporting a drug’s approval and whether there are any demographic differences in benefits or side effects

Transparency is one way to encourage greater inclusion. Check out our Drug Trials Snapshots - information about who participated in clinical trials supporting a drug’s approval and whether there are any demographic differences in benefits or side effects

Transparency is one way to encourage greater inclusion. Check out our Drug Trials Snapshots - information about who participated in clinical trials supporting a drug’s approval and whether there are any demographic differences in benefits or side effects https://go.usa.gov/xPnVQ . pic.twitter.com/MyoBPe0IGg

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10-10-2018

As Hurricane #Michael nears land, take shelter & stay safe.

Follow weather updates on your phone or radio.

 In a tornado WARNING, go to an interior, windowless room.

 If water comes in, go to the highest floor that’s not flooded but do NOT enter a clos

As Hurricane #Michael nears land, take shelter & stay safe. Follow weather updates on your phone or radio. In a tornado WARNING, go to an interior, windowless room. If water comes in, go to the highest floor that’s not flooded but do NOT enter a clos

As Hurricane #Michael nears land, take shelter & stay safe. Follow weather updates on your phone or radio. In a tornado WARNING, go to an interior, windowless room. If water comes in, go to the highest floor that’s not flooded but do NOT enter a closed attic. pic.twitter.com/KD5WZ7gamP

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration