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  1. Too many cooks fail to ensure safe food standards

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... created the Chinese equivalent of the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003, increasing the number of supervisory departments to 14. As if the 14 departments were ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Lack of departmental co-ordination leaves gaping loopholes The mainland's efforts to enhance food security- mounted by 14 supervisory departments ...

  2. Yuki Gosei offers premium fine chemicals

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:51pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... for insulin formulations and isoniazid, a prescription drug for tuberculosis. The company conforms to the standards of Current Good Manufacturing Practices imposed by the US Food and Drug ... pharmaceutical ingredient (API) producers. For almost seven decades, Yuki Gosei Kogyo (YGK) has made a solid contribution to various sectors such as pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, food additives ...

  3. Business - Companies

    R&D spend in biotech outpaces revenue

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... obesity. Getting approval for new treatments or drugs is a lengthy process requiring up to three phases of testing under the watch of the US Food and Drug Administration and can take years ... and development of biotech drugs rebounded last year by 14 per cent from 2012, mainly due to a 20 per cent rise in US spending. That uptick caused net income to slip US$8 million to an industry-wide ...

  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Alert after smallpox samples found in US laboratory storeroom

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Alert after smallpox vials found in lab storeroom US federal investigators are probing how vials of smallpox made their way into a storage room at a Food and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said. Smallpox is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease that is estimated to have killed some 300 million people ...

  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    US to bolster inspections of China drug production facilities amid safety concerns

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:57am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Increased export volume spurs enhanced US Food and Drug Administration safety inspections of pharmaceutical production plants in China The US Food and Drug Administration is increasing its oversight of Chinese manufacturers of pharmaceutical ingredients to improve the safety of the US drug supply chain, the director of the agency’s China office, Christopher ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama administration defends handling of illegal migrant children as deportations rise

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US defends handling ofillegal child migrants As US authorities increase deportations of illegal migrants along the US border, a top Obama administration ... that US President Barack Obama's administration was also intensifying efforts to discourage migrants, including thousands of unaccompanied children, from making the overland journey ...

  7. Clinigen Group synergy provides lifeline to patients

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 02:12pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... drugs for the clinical trial patients. CTS has notable partnerships in mature and emerging markets. It has worked with the China Food and Drug Administration to ship products to trial sites ... works ceaselessly throughout a drug's clinical lifecycle to ensure that patients always have access to effective medications. "Our goal is not to promote a type of medicine," says ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial ... with its experimental drug palbociclib, lived for an average of 20.2 months before their cancer progressed, compared with 10.2 months for patients given only letrozole. The United States Food ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    US to probe possible links between five deaths and Monster energy drinks

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The FDA is to look into possible links between five deaths and drinking Monster beverages US to probe 'energy drink' deaths The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating five deaths and a heart attack for possible links to consuming Monster energy drinks, an agency spokeswoman said. "I can verify that FDA has received ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds more infectious germ samples found at lab near Washington

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... biological agents such as dengue, influenza, Q fever and rickettsia," said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday. The boxes were discovered in the same cold-storage area ...




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