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More or Less – A Look at FDA Press Releases at Half Year

What do FDA press releases for the year say about the rate of new approvals for 2016? Periodically I take a look at what FDA has said – and a little bit conversely at what it hasn’t. In April, I … Continue reading

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

Today Mashable carried an article entitled “Twitter’s Surprising Reaction to Meningitis Outbreak” that reported that as the meningitis outbreak associated with a contaminated steroid product unfolds, users of Twitter were more often searching for CDC than FDA. The fact that … Continue reading

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FDA Launches New Look for the Website, Starts a New Blog

Santa’s elves made us some new toys! ¬†Either that for the FDA got busy on their own by (1) launching a new look to the Website (thankfully) and (2) starting a new blog called FDA Voice. First things first – … Continue reading

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FDA Discusses News Reports That the Agency has Withheld Information on Chinese Manufacturers of Heparin from Congress

In February 2008, the FDA announced that heparin, a blood thinning agent, was not going to be manufactured voluntarily by its U.S. manufacturer because of serious adverse events.  The adverse events were tied by FDA to a contaminant discovered that … Continue reading

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Advisory Committee Schedule for 2008

Rather late this year, the FDA has posted the tentative dates for advisory committee meetings for 2008.  Right now, except for meetings that have already been announced, these are primarily "save the date" reservations so that the many experts on … Continue reading

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