Friday 28 October 2016

US FDA issues guidelines to check Zika spread

The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued new recommendations aimed at reducing the risk of Zika virus transmission through donated human tissues and cells used in surgical or reproductive procedures, such as umbilical cord blood, co


US FDA warns on blood collection from Zika-hit areas

The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended that blood should no longer be collected from regions where the Zika virus is circulating, and that blood needed for transfusions be obtained from areas of the country without active transmissi


US delays ruling on Roche drug

US regulators have extended by three months a review of Roche Holding's blockbuster drug Avastin in breast cancer, the company said. The Food and Drug Administration has made no decision on whether to revoke Avastin's approval for


US rejects experimental painkiller

US government advisers have urged regulators to reject an experimental painkiller from King Pharmaceuticals and Acura Pharmaceuticals. The Acurox pill was designed to discourage abuse by adding the vitamin niacin to the painkiller oxycodon

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