Content about Safety

May 19, 2011

Theodore Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, allegedly is a suspect in the 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area that killed seven people, according to published reports.

CHICAGO — Theodore Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, allegedly is a suspect in the 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area that killed seven people, according to published reports.

The Tylenol poisonings, in which someone placed potassium cyanide in with the pain relievers on store shelves, prompted the introduction of tamper-proof packaging for many over-the-counter medicines.

May 17, 2011

Perrigo on Monday announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for over-the-counter ranitidine 150 (regular and cool mint), a generic version of Zantac 150.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Monday announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for over-the-counter ranitidine 150 (regular and cool mint), a generic version of Zantac 150.

Zantac 150 has annual sales of approximately $110 million, as measured by SymphonyIRI Group, Perrigo reported.

May 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled two regulations, part of the newly enacted Food Safety Modernization Act, that will take effect in July.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled two regulations, part of the newly enacted Food Safety Modernization Act, that will take effect in July.

April 13, 2011

Sunbow has announced the launch of a new sunscreen line for children called Sunbow Sunscreen, as well as a new website to offer parents a resource for sun protection.

NEW YORK — Sunbow has announced the launch of a new sunscreen line for children called Sunbow Sunscreen, as well as a new website to offer parents a resource for sun protection.

Featuring proprietary formulas with natural ingredients, this new collection is comprised of seven SKUs formulated with micronized zinc oxide formulas to provide an UVA/UVB barrier, without such chemical actives as oxybenzone or octinoxate.

April 12, 2011

Perrigo on Tuesday announced that the Detroit office of the Food and Drug Administration has concluded its re-inspection of Perrigo's Allegan facility.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Tuesday announced that the Detroit office of the Food and Drug Administration has concluded its re-inspection of Perrigo's Allegan facility.

The FDA has informed Perrigo that, effective immediately, Perrigo has an acceptable regulatory status, such that any pending export license and abbreviated new drug applications from this facility will once again be eligible for review and approval.

April 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday unveiled its easier-to-use search engine for consumers that are concerned about food and other product recalls.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday unveiled its easier-to-use search engine for consumers that are concerned about food and other product recalls.

January 13, 2011

K-V Pharmaceutical announced Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration extended its Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date to April 13 for a drug under development for preventing preterm birth.

ST. LOUIS — K-V Pharmaceutical announced Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration extended its Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date to April 13 for a drug under development for preventing preterm birth.

K-V, which acquired the injected drug Gestiva (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) from Hologic in 2008, said Hologic originally had been told the FDA would take action Thursday.

K-V said it was confident the drug would receive approval and that the FDA would take action on or before the new PDUFA date.

December 22, 2010

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 215-144 to wide industry aplomb.

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 215-144 to wide industry aplomb.

The bill now only needs President Barack Obama’s signature to become law.

If signed into law, the food safety bill will require biennial registration of all food manufacturing facilities, will provide the Food and Drug Administration with new authority to mandate food recalls and will require companies to develop food safety plans.

December 22, 2010

Neutrogena has called upon the Creative Coalition, which is a nonprofit organization of the arts and entertainment community, to help educate the Hollywood creative community to change the way sun habits are portrayed in film and television.

LOS ANGELES — Neutrogena has called upon the Creative Coalition, which is a nonprofit organization of the arts and entertainment community, to help educate the Hollywood creative community to change the way sun habits are portrayed in film and television.

Neutrogena, in partnership with the Creative Coalition, will combine sun care thought leadership with entertainment industry influence to communicate facts about skin cancer and convey the urgency of sending positive messages about the importance of sun protection.

December 15, 2010

A new Consumer Reports poll released Monday found that only one-fifth of U.S. adults were aware of having purchased food, medication or a product (other than a car) that was recalled in the past three years.

WASHINGTON — A new Consumer Reports poll released Monday found that only one-fifth of U.S. adults were aware of having purchased food, medication or a product (other than a car) that was recalled in the past three years.

Americans surveyed believed it is important to know about product recalls, but they were not confident that they are getting adequate information delivered to them, the poll also revealed.

September 20, 2010

A coalition of lobbying groups urged the Senate on Monday to review and pass pending...

WASHINGTON A coalition of lobbying groups urged the Senate on Monday to review and pass pending food safety legislation before November elections.

The Food Marketing Institute, which backed the bipartisan bill, issued a statement Monday that the organization was "disappointed" that the Senate elected not to review the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act before the midterm elections. The bill passed in the House of Representatives last year.

 

September 6, 2010

Investigators at the Food and Drug Administration will check the 600 largest egg production facilities...

August 22, 2010

The Personal Care Products Council announced in July that it is working to create formal...

SILVER SPRING, Md. —The Personal Care Products Council announced in July that it is working to create formal processes for the Food and Drug Administration to review ingredients of personal care products for safety at the request of the public and stakeholder groups, and to review all safety determinations made by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review expert panel.

August 10, 2010

For the third consecutive year, the Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded more than $1 million...

July 12, 2010

Medical Alarm Concepts has gained distribution of its MediPendant through Albertsons, the company announced Tuesday....

July 6, 2010

SC Johnson is offering its help in the oil spill cleanup efforts in the Gulf...

June 14, 2010

An investigational drug for treating multiple sclerosis has a shot at becoming a top seller,...

May 16, 2010

Mission Skincare, which was founded by more than a dozen leading athletes, has signed the...

NEW YORK —Mission Skincare, which was founded by more than a dozen leading athletes, has signed the first-ever sunscreen license with MLB Properties.

As part of the partnership, Mission Skincare has developed for spring its new Anti-Sting SPF 30+ Facesticks, SPF 15 lip balms and a Kids All-Sport continuous spray SPF 50+.

To develop the line, athletes teamed up with scientists and doctors to create sunscreens that boast antisting technology, ultra-sweat-proof properties and fast-drying ingredients that are paraben and preservative free.

January 11, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration hopes to broaden the public’s understanding of the way it...

January 3, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has requested additional information and recommended additional clinical studies be...

December 25, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration has announced the release of new tools to further improve...