Results of the first-ever clinical study in patients with osteoporosis who suffered a hip fracture show that a once-yearly infusion of Aclasta®/Reclast® (zoledronic acid 5 mg)[*] reduced the risk of subsequent fractures by 35% compared to patients treated with placebo.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared for marketing a new genetic test that will help physicians assess whether a patient may be especially sensitive to the blood-thinning drug warfarin (Coumadin), which is used to prevent potentially fatal clots in blood vessels.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Dole brand Hearts Delight lettuce salad (Ready to eat blend of romaine, green leaf & butter lettuce hearts) described below because this product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sulphites not to consume Flying Swallow brand Tender Bamboo Shoots described below. The affected product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has issued an order to Organic Pastures Dairy Company to withdraw from retail distribution Grade A raw cream manufactured at their facility in Fresno, due to detection of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
The South African Department of Health has been updated by the South African Bureau of Standards on the ongoing audit relating to the evaluation of condoms that are distributed by the Department of Health under a brand name “Choice”.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Coreg (carvedilol). Coreg is a widely used medication that is FDA-approved to treat high blood pressure, mild to severe chronic heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction following a heart attack.
Congestive heart failure rarely occurs among leukemia patients who take imatinib, researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center found after an exhaustive review of the detailed medical histories of 1,276 patients who enrolled in clinical trials for the drug.
Stirrings LLC, of Fall River, Massachusetts is recalling its 3.5 oz packages of Rimmer? Brand Mojito Cocktail Garnish (UPC# 80999 00046) with the best by codes 10/27/08, 10/30/08, 11/23/08, 12/01/08, 12/04/08 and 01/03/09 printed on the side of the tin.
With the new school year set to begin, Health Canada and Amscan Canada announce a voluntary recall of Favor Set brand pencils due to a high lead level in the coating of the pencils.