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November 27, 2012News for the food and drug law community

  Drugs & Biologics 
  • Tenn. to recontact people sickened by NECC drug due to new infections
    The Tennessee Health Department will start recontacting more than 1,000 people exposed to New England Compounding Center's contaminated drug methylprednisolone acetate. The move is prompted by a rise in infections distinct from the initial meningitis cases. "While these infections are not as serious as meningitis, they need to be identified and treated to prevent them from becoming a more significant health problem," Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner said. The Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model) (11/26) Email this Story
  Global Focus 
  • EU seeks views on transparency, access to clinical trial data
    The European Medicines Agency held a workshop to gather views on access to clinical trial data and transparency. "We are not here to decide if we publish clinical trial data, but how," EMA Executive Director Guido Rasi said. The agency will create policies covering good analysis practice, rules of engagement, trial data formats, legal considerations and patient confidentiality, EMA Senior Medical Officer Hans-Georg Eichler said. PharmaTimes (U.K.) (11/26) Email this Story
  Food & Dietary Supplements 
  Medical Devices 
  • 3 pressing issues facing the medical device sector
    The 2.3% medical device tax set to begin in January could pose an additional financial burden on the industry and force companies to shut down operations and cut jobs, two associates with law firm McGuireWoods say. Two other issues facing the sector are changes to the 510(k) medical device clearance process and higher costs tied to regulatory uncertainty, they note. (11/26) Email this Story
  • HHS website bolsters efforts to curb tobacco use
    The HHS unveiled the website as a home to the latest tobacco-related information from multiple agencies. The website features state and federal policies, health statistics and information on quitting. " builds upon the Obama administration's commitment to help tobacco users quit and prevent children from starting to use tobacco products," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. Convenience Store News (11/26) Email this Story
  FDLI Items 
  • FDLI Annual Conference Call for Sessions: Submit a Proposal by Dec. 7
    FDLI will host its 56th Annual Conference on April 23-24 in Washington, D.C. This event, attended by a large and diverse cross-section of food and drug law professionals, has risen to prominence throughout almost six decades because of the contributions from the food and drug law community. We invite you to submit a proposal for a general or breakout session. Submit your proposal online no later than Dec. 7. Proposal submission does not guarantee selection. Email this Story
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