An advisory panel to the U. S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended tighter restrictions on products that contain hydrocodone, the active ingredient in painkillers like Vicodin.
Hydrocodone, is sort of opioid painkiller present in commonly-used drugs, potentially makes patients addictive to such drugs.
Food and Drug Administration has been looking for safety of medical devices, for example, electroconvulsive therapies. These days, metal-on-metal hip implants have been under scanner. Recent updates from FDA mentioned that these implants have not been as safe as they were thought during their inception. Report finds that they have been responsible for soft-tissue damage and immense pain in some people.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the new guidelines released by it will help the help the Americans to eat safer.
These rules will prevent the outbreak of the food borne disease that hit thousands of the consumers annually. These guidelines are too strict as compared to those over the decades. Under these, farmers need to take special precautions to prevent food contamination.
A panel of researchers from Janssen, which is the pharmaceuticals unit of Johnson & Johnson, has developed a new drug dubbed Sirturo. A recent report has revealed that the same has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday.
It has yet to be confirmed whether the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy's John Holdren is planning any investigation over the White House after the violations of the Executive Office guarantee of science integrity or no.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual report, now in its eighth year, has revealed that cancer advances are improving with the passage of time. And the credit for the same should go to deeper understanding of the disease's complex biology.
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