• The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has two categories of research that pharmaceutical companies may commit to after a drug or biologic substance is released to the market. A postmarketing requirement (PMR) is required by law or regulation, while a postmarketing commitment (PMC) is one that a drug company agrees to do even though […]

    This entry was posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016 By admin
  • The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) will be using statistics collected as part of hospital care for inpatients and also in Emergency Departments to measure the occurrence of Adverse Drug Events (ADE). The targeted classes of medication are anticoagulants, diabetes agents, and opioid analgesics. All […]

    This entry was posted on Monday, October 24th, 2016 By admin
  • The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) says that glyphosate is neither carcinogenic or genotoxic. The September 2016 report also affirmed that glyphosate would not cause unintentional harm to animals or the environment. This result is in line with the findings of government agencies in other countries but contradicts that of the International Agency […]

    This entry was posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 By admin
  • Federal regulation of chemical safety was static for 40 years between the passage in 1976 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and its amendment in 2016 by the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.  The limited regulatory powers and activity of the U.S. EPA under the original TSCA left a gap which was partly filled by […]

    This entry was posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016 By admin
  •   The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in September 2016, released on its website a document titled “Guidance for Industry: Use of the Term “Healthy” in the Labeling of Human Food Products”.  The nonbinding recommendations advise manufacturers on what foods may be labeled as “healthy”.  The FDA announces that it intends to exercise its […]

    This entry was posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 By admin