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Romaine source(s) remain elusive as E. coli outbreak grows

ROMAINE SOURCE(S) REMAIN ELUSIVE AS E. COLI OUTBREAK GROWS

The number of victims in an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce jumped almost 60 percent in the past week as public health officials...

Better tests, stronger laws, more foods add up to more recalls

BETTER TESTS, STRONGER LAWS, MORE FOODS ADD UP TO MORE RECALLS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service is out with a report on what might be called the “recalls gone wild”...

 
 
 
Actionable information is foundation of Food Safety Summit

ACTIONABLE INFORMATION IS FOUNDATION OF FOOD SAFETY SUMMIT

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles leading up to the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. The event, from May 7-10 at the...

 
 
 
3,000 cases of fruit-flavored ice pops recalled for Listeria risk

3,000 CASES OF FRUIT-FLAVORED ICE POPS RECALLED FOR LISTERIA RISK

The Ziegenfelder Co. of Wheeling, WV, is recalling about 3,000 cases of ice pops and has temporarily closed a production plant after...

FDA INVESTIGATING UNAUTHORIZED HERPES VACCINE RESEARCH, REPORT SAYS

Dr. Nita Farahany, Professor of Law & Philosophy and Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, discusses the legal and...

 
 
 
DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Comcast will launch a digital health platform - FDA's five-point plan for device security - New study adds weight to remote patient monitoring

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: COMCAST WILL LAUNCH A DIGITAL HEALTH PLATFORM - FDA'S FIVE-POINT PLAN FOR DEVICE SECURITY - NEW STUDY ADDS WEIGHT TO REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, the newsletter providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting...

A timeline to adopt medical device QMS

A TIMELINE TO ADOPT MEDICAL DEVICE QMS

March 31, 2019, is the date by which all companies that are currently 13485 certified need to have transitioned to the 2016 regulations....

 
 
 
Not it: Grocery stores, school say they don't have the romaine

NOT IT: GROCERY STORES, SCHOOL SAY THEY DON'T HAVE THE ROMAINE

Officials from two regional grocery chains in Wisconsin and a state university in Connecticut are distancing their operations from...

“Romaine” Calm? Are FDA and CDC Warnings Helping or Hurting

“ROMAINE” CALM? ARE FDA AND CDC WARNINGS HELPING OR HURTING

First off, “shout out” to the eight prisoners at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome Alaska that ate tainted whole-head romaine...

 
 
 
The FDA Now Recommends This Once-Illegal Product

THE FDA NOW RECOMMENDS THIS ONCE-ILLEGAL PRODUCT

Great news for those interested in the medicinal marijuana industry: Experts summoned by the Food and Drug Administration have just...

Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA committee recommendation

MARIJUANA-DERIVED DRUG FOR EPILEPSY GETS FDA COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

If approved, Epidiolex would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States.

 
 
 
Another company recalls kratom after illness reported

ANOTHER COMPANY RECALLS KRATOM AFTER ILLNESS REPORTED

A company in Utah is recalling “NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom” labeled bottles of kratom supplements because they has the potential...

FDA confirms outbreak strain at Rose Acre's egg facility

FDA CONFIRMS OUTBREAK STRAIN AT ROSE ACRE'S EGG FACILITY

Nothing causes more consumer confusion than the recall of a couple hundred million eggs by a significant producer. It brings out much...

 
 
 
FDA Salmonella finding prompts recall of three raw dog foods

FDA SALMONELLA FINDING PROMPTS RECALL OF THREE RAW DOG FOODS

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After FDA Approves Bone Disease Drug, Ultragenyx Sets $200K Price

AFTER FDA APPROVES BONE DISEASE DRUG, ULTRAGENYX SETS $200K PRICE

Patients who have rickets experience a softening and weakening of their bones traced to a vitamin deficiency. In a rare, inherited...

 
 
 
GAO tells Rep. DeLauro that agencies need to pick up the pace

GAO TELLS REP. DELAURO THAT AGENCIES NEED TO PICK UP THE PACE

At the request of Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-CT, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has returned to the problem of managing the...

 
 
 
206 Million Eggs Are Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

206 MILLION EGGS ARE RECALLED OVER SALMONELLA FEARS

The eggs were sold in nine states, according to the FDA. They are labeled under a number of brands, including Coburn Farms, Country...

FDA probe looks into unauthorized herpes vaccine research

FDA PROBE LOOKS INTO UNAUTHORIZED HERPES VACCINE RESEARCH

The criminal investigation examines research by a Southern Illinois University professor who injected people with his unauthorized...