Navigation Links
FDA News & Notes - Week of April 18, 2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science, public health, and regulatory highlights for this week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as of April 18, 2011.


FDA News & Notes does not contain any regulatory or enforcement actions due to legal limitations.

Meetings, Workshops and Congressional Testimony:

Tuesday, 4/19 –White House drug policy director and federal public health and law enforcement officials release details of National Action Plan to address prescription drug abuse epidemic. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announces prescription drug safety measures; 10 a.m., National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Press Office Contact: Shelly Burgess, 301-796-4651,

Tuesday, 4/19 – Media Call: Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, discusses new prescription drug safety measures; 1 p.m. Dial 888-790-3329; international reporters dial 212-547-0201. Passcode for all callers is FDA.

Press Office Contact: Shelly Burgess, 301-796-4651,

Wednesday, 4/20 – Public meeting on the Food Safety Modernization Act and preventive controls with FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods Michael Taylor; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.), Building 31, Room 1503 , 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, Md. Meeting webcast will be at

Register to attend the meeting or pre-register for the webcast at

Press Office Contact: Doug Karas, 301-796-2805,

Monday, 4/25 – The FDA sponsors the Medical Device Epidemiology Network Public Workshop; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (security screening begins at 7 a.m.), Building 31, The Great Room, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, Md. Information and registration at

Press Office Contact: Amanda Sena, 301-796-0393,

FDA Office of Public Affairs Contact Information:

Call or email FDA Office of Public Affairs, 301-796-4540,

List of FDA press officers and beats

More Resources:

FDA News and Events

FDA Photos (Flickr)

Consumer Health Information

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. BB&T Advises Dr. Comfort on Its Sale to DJO Global in Transaction Valued at $254.6 Million
2. Johnson & Johnson Provides Additional Information Regarding Amended Agreement With Merck
3. BT Pushes for R&D Innovation at Bio-IT World Conference
4. AFSCME Urges Shareholders to Vote against Executive Compensation at Pfizer (PFE) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
5. Johnson & Johnson Announces Settlement With U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
6. The MED Group Launches the New National Orthotics & Prosthetics Network
7. Unity Management Group, Inc. MCC Receives First Major Order for B&D Italia Tablet Press
8. Arkansas Department of Health Chooses AT&T to Streamline Delivery of Public Health Programs
9. Michael Douglas, Honored Film Star and Throat Cancer Survivor, Encourages Public to Attend Free Local Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week
10. Smith & Nephews TRUCLEAR System: A Gold Standard for Removal of Intrauterine Polyps and Fibroids
11. Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Appoints Rick S. Greene as Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/9/2015)... DIEGO , Oct. 9, 2015 Ansun ... (Infectious Disease Society of America ) regarding the compassionate ... transplant patient on a respirator who was co-infected with ... a five-day course of therapy, O 2 requirement ... the patient was able to go off the respirator ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... October 9, 2015 ® ... diagnostic colonoscopy. The NOCT study also assessed the ... --> ® ) in adult patients ... study also assessed the compliance, safety, patient acceptability ... today announced positive top line results for its ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... PITTSBURGH , Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... pharmaceutical company, will host a conference call and webcast ... ET to review the value to be created for ... TASE) through Mylan,s offer to acquire the company. During ... outlines the compelling proposition for Perrigo shareholders. Mylan,s offer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
... IDEV Technologies, Inc. (IDEV) today announced the firm ... Australia,s regulatory agency for medical drugs and devices, for ... and peripheral procedures. "We are pleased to ... SUPERA VERITAS in the Australian market later this year," ...
... 28, 2011 Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... evaluating carfilzomib, a selective, next-generation proteasome inhibitor, at the ... Paris, France. "The data we are ... an important new treatment option for patients with multiple ...
Cached Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/9/2015)... ... ... Doctors on Liens has teamed up with a renowned medical ... care to personal injury victims. When personal injury victims suffer major, complex injuries, ... variety of conditions ailing them. With the addition of this new group of ...
(Date:10/9/2015)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 09, ... ... on Geneva, Switzerland for highly sought after internships at the pre-eminent organization in ... a movement dedicated to eliminating social and health disparities. These internships are a ...
(Date:10/9/2015)... ... October 09, 2015 , ... With the FCPX LUT Vibrance ... to footage. A LUT is a Lookup Table that contains a mathematical formula for ... by the table. This pack comes with 60 vibrant CUBE LUT files. ...
(Date:10/9/2015)... PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) , ... October 09, 2015 , ... ... problem of our canes falling when leaned against something," said an inventor from Buffalo, ... that most cane users face daily." , The CANE REST enables a user to ...
(Date:10/9/2015)... ... October 09, 2015 , ... Advanced Hearing Solutions, Nashville ... annual Toast of Music City, a reader’s choice awards featuring favorite places to ... votes for their favorite businesses in over 200 categories, including best pizza, best ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
... on NHS hospitals revealed falling standards of cleanliness despite ... to 56 percent people in 2002, only 52 percent ... 2003 said lavatories were very clean, but only 46 ... patients' survey reported high levels of general satisfaction with ...
... Concerned over the rapid spread and growing variety of ... called for urgent and broader regulation // to prevent ... nicotine use. ,The agency also called for anti-tobacco ... rate of smoking was apparently increasing. ,Tobacco use, ...
... western Indian state of Maharashtra ans southern Indian states of ... the proactive measures taken for several years by the state ... it is rising, a new United Nations report has said., ... the people living with HIV in Asia are in India ...
... today has issued a notice to the Centre asking ... decision to implement 27 per cent reservation was taken//. ... the Supreme Court today decided to examine the government's ... socially and economically backward classes in higher educational institutions. ...
... has a fine tradition of remaking Hollywood hits, but the tables ... to be remade in the United States//. ,Munnabhai, MBBS, starring ... a doctor whenever his parents turn up, will be shot as ... for Monsoon Wedding in 2001. ,Nair said Chris Tucker, ...
... drive, researchers say. A school of thought has indicated that only ... answer lies in genetics. Infact, genes may hold the clue, for ... ,We owe this discovery to researchers from Hebrew University ... ,The scientists say that differences in the gene , labeled as ...
Cached Medicine News:
Hydragel K20 is Sebia's quality line of manual agarose gel electrophoresis products. Samples are applied utilizing the same patented applicator combs that is used for sample application on the HYDRAS...
Eliminating the need for any manual pipetting, the HydraPLUS delivers precise micro-volumes of sample directly from primary tubes to four HYDRASYS sample applicators contained in a built-in humidity ...
Handheld Digital Retinal Camera...
Medicine Products: