Month: September 2016

Study Finds That Honey Can Protect Against Hospital Infections

According to the research by University of Southampton in the UK, a type of honey known as Manuka honey can inhibit the growth of bacterial biofilms found on medical equipment. “We have been able to demonstrate that diluted honey is potentially a useful agent for reducing biofilm formation on indwelling plastic devices such as urinary …

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Product Recall for Wells Pharmacy Network

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week that Wells Pharmacy Network is recalling hundreds of sterile  drugs. “The recall was prompted by concern from the US Food and Drug Administration “over a lack of sterility assurance,” according to the recall announcement issued Thursday. “Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that …

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FDA panel recommends dropping serious warning on Pfizer’s Chantix

A serious warning on Pfizer Inc’s quit smoking drug should be removed, 10 of 19 independent panelists to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Wednesday, after reviewing additional trial data on the controversial treatment. Pfizer’s Chantix was approved about a decade ago, but thousands of reports of mental health problems in users led …

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FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily …

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