Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers.
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An increase in the number of prescriptions of a powerful antipsychotic drug for conditions not approved by Health Canada is raising concern about what medical experts call lack of professional and government oversight of doctors' prescribing practices.
The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up somewhere in the U.S. with the deadly disease.
The FDA has accepted the filing of a New Drug Application for empagliflozin plus immediate-release metformin hydrochloride fixed-dose combination, an investigational compound being studied for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.
Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials will be demonstrating the recommended techniques Tuesday at a massive training at New York City's Javits Center, with an expected attendance of thousands.
A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they are safe by December — and they could be in experimental field use by January.
Novartis announced the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee (DODAC) to the FDA voted 7 to 0 to support the approval of AIN457, a selective interleukin-17A inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.
The October issue of Pharmaceutical Processing describes Capsugel’s merger with Bend Research and Encap to create a comprehensive solid dosage form solutions group. The issue also features articles on supply chain trends including how to reduce risk, managing a clinical supply chain, a look at the best printing and coding solutions, and the move to the fully connected enterprise. Other articles focus on particle size analysis, disposable chromatography technologies, and monitoring potency assays.
The FDA approved the use of the Cook Pharmica manufacturing facility in Bloomington, Indiana for the production of bulk rHuPH20, the active ingredient used in Hylenex, and the Patheon facility in Greenville, North Carolina, for production of finished Hylenex product.
Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But despite all the warnings that the deadly virus could arrive unannounced at an American hospital, for days after the admission, his caregivers are vulnerable.
The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.
When a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn't rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has approved new labeling for another opioid designed to limit painkiller abuse. The FDA said Friday that Pfizer Inc.'s Embeda can have labeling indicating that it has properties expected to reduce abuse of the drug when it is crushed and taken orally or snorted.
Chimerix has received FDA clearance to proceed with a trial examining the safety and effectiveness of its brincidofovir tablets in patients who have the virus.
Both Dallas nurses infected while treating an Ebola patient have been flown to better equipped facilities.
Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort. But he says imposing a travel ban from disease-ravaged West Africa, as Republicans have demanded, would be counterproductive.
Federal health advisers say a bold-letter warning about suicide risks with Pfizer's Chantix should remain on the anti-smoking drug until it can reevaluated based on new, rigorous study information. Eleven advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted to retain the so-called black box warning.
The development of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will be accelerated with support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which the lungs become progressively scarred over time. As a result, patients with IPF experience shortness of breath, cough, and have difficulty participating in everyday physical activities.
As Thomas Eric Duncan's health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient's side. They wore protective gear including face shields, hazardous materials suits and protective footwear as they inserted catheters, drew blood and dealt with his body fluids. Still, the two somehow contracted Ebola from the dying man.
The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis.
Some lots of the product, called Mylan-Nitro Sublingual Spray 0.4 mg Per Metered Dose, are potentially missing the dip tube, a part of the pump component. A missing dip tube could pose a problem with delivery of nitroglycerin to the patient.
Hospira has announced the voluntary recall of certain lots of several products in its LifeCare™ line of flexible intravenous solutions due to the potential for leakage.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has implemented a faster lab test to detect enterovirus D68, which will take days instead of weeks.
A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.
Officials say they are actively monitoring 76 hospital workers in Dallas who may have had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan or his blood when he was being treated for Ebola.
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