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January 18, 2013News for the food and drug law community

  Drugs & Biologics 
  • Childhood vaccine schedule is safe, Institute of Medicine says
    A government-advisory body said there is no evidence that following the federally recommended childhood immunization schedule can lead to chronic diseases or developmental disorders. "The message is that the schedule is safe by all existing data," said Dr. Pauline Thomas, an Institute of Medicine adviser. CDC's guideline calls for 24 vaccinations by age 2 and allows children to get up to five vaccines in one office visit, but data indicate that up to 40% of parents follow alternative vaccine timetables for fear of adverse reactions. USA Today (1/16), The Wall Street Journal (1/16), Reuters (1/16) Email this Story
  • Europe issues draft guidance on cross-contamination thresholds
    Cross-contamination thresholds should be identified when more than one drug is made in the same production facility, the European Medicines Agency said in a draft guidance. Companies should know the threshold of toxicological concern or the permitted daily exposure by evaluating the available data from patient trials and laboratory tests. Treatments such as cytotoxic and highly active drugs, hormones, and antibiotics must be produced separately. (1/16) Email this Story
Get It Right: Pricing Strategies That Work
Many entrepreneurs hope for success by offering low prices, while in fact most world-class entrepreneurs succeed by setting higher prices. If you're not exactly sure which pricing strategy will work for your business, these 6 steps can help you set your company's prices for success. Read the exclusive article now.

  Global Focus 
  • EU regulators approve St. Jude's cardiac ablation device
    St. Jude Medical has earned CE mark approval to market its ViewFlex Xtra intracardiac echocardiography catheter in Europe. The device, which gained 510(k) clearance from the FDA last year, is used with the company's ViewMate Z Intracardiac Ultrasound Console to allow doctors to view a patient's cardiac anatomy in real time during heart ablation procedures. RTT News (1/17) Email this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Food & Dietary Supplements 
  • Lack of inspection causes Ill. firm to recall poultry products
    About 2,764 frozen poultry products are being recalled by Humphrey’s Market as these were distributed without inspection and could possibly include undeclared ingredients such as soy, milk and wheat. Affected products include packages of Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast and Bacon-wrapped Turkey Breast Fillet with five-ounce portions. (1/18) Email this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Medical Devices 
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

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    The Cosmetics Regulatory Process primer provides a baseline of key legal concepts and issues from experts in the field; describing, in detail, the basis of the underlying standards governing cosmetics and how cosmetic oversight differs from the regulation of food, drugs or medical devices. With this basic guide, readers will develop a firm grasp of the legal and regulatory concepts for cosmetics. Other available primers include:
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