Monthly Archives: March 2007

Revising Advisory Committee Criteria

The FDA has issued a new draft guidance on Advisory Committee criteria in an attempt to quell the rising tide of criticism that advisory committee members are often too tied to industry to be rendering impartial decisions.  The outline of … Continue reading

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Get the Point About Flu Shots

Associated Press reports yesterday that on midnight of June 30, the expiration date will pass for millions of doses of flu vaccine that went unused this year and they will accordingly be destroyed.  I can’t help wondering how that happens … Continue reading

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Pharmacogenomics, Personalized Medicine and the Future

A lot of people might think that the term "personalized medicine" means medicine that is tailored and fashioned for your particular needs – a drug made to fit you.  In fact, it is the other way around – it is … Continue reading

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Why is the FDA Regulating Dog Food?

The FDA has an extraordinarily large mandate.  It covers everything from makeup to pills to – you guess it, pet food.  Over the weekend, (yes, the press office at FDA is open over the weekend), the agency issued a notice … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup – 3/16/07

The daffodils have pushed their little heads up and are presenting green bunches pregnant with yellow tips in flower beds all around our fair city – the crocuses are spreading little purple and yellow blossoms across the lawns.   Woodpeckers are … Continue reading

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