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  • Antibiotic use in agriculture encourages superbugs

    Antibiotic use in agriculture encourages superbugs
    It's hard to imagine that something as distant as a feedlot could have an impact on our health. After all, industrial farming operations are located far from where many of us live. But the recent news of an antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak...
  • FDA moving to ban trans fat from processed foods

    FDA moving to ban trans fat from processed foods
    After buying Fractured Prune Doughnuts in January, Dan Brinton switched to an oil without trans fats to fry the chain's hand-dipped glazed doughnuts. "It's a little more expensive, but it's certainly worth it as far as I'm concerned," said Brinton,...
  • 'Vapor' shops multiply as e-cigarette use grows

    'Vapor' shops multiply as e-cigarette use grows
    The air is alive with perhaps a dozen sweet scents at Kahuna Vapor in Ellicott City, customers adding to the aroma with every vaporous exhalation. They're not smoking. They're "vaping" — using a battery-powered electronic cigarette that heats...
  • Senate approves FDA role for specialty pharmacies

    Senate approves FDA role for specialty pharmacies
    The Food and Drug Administration would play a broader role in regulating specialty pharmacies, such as the one responsible for last year's deadly outbreak of meningitis, under legislation approved by Congress on Monday and expected to be signed by...
  • FDA trans-fat ban threatens Berger cookies

    FDA trans-fat ban threatens Berger cookies
    If the Food and Drug Administration goes ahead with its proposal to eliminate trans fats from processed food, it could create a sticky situation for Baltimore-area sweets makers, including the company that produces famed Berger cookies. The FDA will...
  • FDA can ensure adequate drug supply [Letter]

    Del. Dan Morhaim's recent commentary regarding the drug shortage ("Medication crisis," Jan. 5) was interesting and I'm glad this issue is getting more discussion in the lay press. It's been a thorny problem for the institutional pharmacy profession for...
  • Rules proposed to boost pet-food safety

    Rules proposed to boost pet-food safety
    Pet food manufacturers would be required to develop safety plans and adopt procedures to prevent foodborne illnesses if FDA regulations proposed today are adopted. The proposed rules were developed as part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...
  • FDA proposes new rules for animal food

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules to protect pets, and their owners, from contaminated food. The Preventive Controls for Food for Animals rule would set new manufacturing standards for people and facilities involved in the...
  • A difference of opinion about Osiris' FDA agreement

    A difference of opinion about Osiris' FDA agreement
    When Osiris Therapeutics disclosed an agreement last week resolving concerns from federal regulators, the Columbia biotech firm pitched it as a win. The deal doesn't require changes to its marketing of Grafix bandages, Osiris said, and also gives it...
  • Medication crisis [Commentary]

    Medication crisis [Commentary]
    The patient was found by paramedics and rushed to the hospital. He had taken over 80 aspirin tablets of 500 mg each — more than enough to be lethal. The ER staff prepared to administer the standard treatment for aspirin poisoning: sodium...
  • FDA drug proposal could right a Supreme Court wrong [Commentary]

    FDA drug proposal could right a Supreme Court wrong [Commentary]
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published a draft proposal that would remedy an injury the Supreme Court dealt to generic-drug consumers two years ago in a case known as Pliva v. Mensing. In that decision, the court held that federal...
  • Amputees help advance thought-controlled prosthetic technology

    Amputees help advance thought-controlled prosthetic technology
    One minute, Anne Mekalian's brain is telling her prosthetic arm to unstack a set of multicolored plastic cones, and the shiny black metal limb is listening. Every now and then, the plastic clatters to the table, but quickly the cones are separated and...