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FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Good Lab Practices
[Targeted News Service] ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 28 -- The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation issued the following news release:
FDA Approves Third Drug in BD Simplist Prefilled Injectable Line
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. /PRNewswire--BD Rx Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug...
J&J tries new cap to curb fatal Tylenol overdoses
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever.
JCB Labs Recalls Drug Product Lots Due To Sterility Concerns
WICHITA, Kan. [Targeted News Service] -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Food & Drug Administration issued the following recall notice:
Akorn to Acquire Hi-Tech Pharmacal for $640 Million
LAKE FOREST, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) and Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: HITK) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Akorn will acquire Hi-Tech for...
Research Points To ACO, Pharma Firm Collaboration
The relationship between Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the pharmaceutical industry has drawn attention since the Pioneer ACOs started forming in 2012. Critics and proponents alike have questions about how...
Ceptaris Receives FDA Approval for Valchlor
[Global Data Point]--Ceptaris Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held, specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for the orphan drug...
PPD Acquires Patient Recruitment and Retention Firm Acurian
WILMINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced it has acquired Acurian, a leading full-service provider of clinical trial patient enrollment and retention solutions for...
FDA Clears Spartan Bio Rapid DNA Test
Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB)--Spartan Bioscience today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance permitting marketing of the Spartan RX CYP2C19 System. It provides genetic results in...
Vestagen To Launch Vestex Protective Healthcare Uniforms And Medical Scrubs
ORLANDO, Fl /PRNewswire--Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc., today announced completion of an $8.25 million financing.  Vestagen markets Vestex, the first in a new class of medical devices based on active barrier...