Month: November 2014

FDA warns against using laparoscopic power morcellators to treat uterine fibroids

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking immediate steps to help reduce the risk of spreading unsuspected cancer in women being treated for uterine fibroids. In an updated safety communication, originally issued in April 2014, the FDA warns against using laparoscopic power morcellators in the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or fibroids (myomectomy) …

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Warning Letter for Wells Pharmacy Network

Benjamin H. David, President CEO Wells Pharmacy Network, LLC 3420 Fairlane Farms Road, Suite 300 Wellington, FL 33414 The second warning letter, issued November 10, 2014 the firm was cited for manufacturing versus compounding. Section 503 of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act requires a valid prescription for individually-identified patients; because you manufacture and distribute …

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Today in Lab History: Jokichi Takamine

Jokichi Takamine was a Japanese-American biochemist and industrialist, born Nov. 3, 1854, who isolated the hormone produced in the adrenal gland that causes the body to respond to emergencies. This chemical was adrenalin — now called epinephrine — from the suprarenal gland. It was the first pure hormone to be isolated from natural sources. He …

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