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USFDA finds probable human carcinogen in Zantac

The USFDA has not yet called for Sanofi, the company that manufactures Zantac, to recall it from the market, but has urged people to exercise caution and consult a doctor or a pharmacist before taking a decision.

FDA orders companies to stop sale of pelvic surgical mesh in US

It has been estimated that nearly 10 million women worldwide have received mesh implants to treat weakening pelvic muscles and alleviate urinary incontinence. Roughly 10-15% have suffered complications.


Punjab FDA officer murder case: Accused was known for selling drugs, shop raided many times, license suspended in 2006

It was in 1995 that Balwinder Singh, who had done Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharma), first got a licence to run a chemist shop under his name. Sources in the FDA disclosed that despite frequent raids, he was neither booked nor his licence cancelled until Shoree intervened in 2009.

Punjab FDA officer murder case: A ‘quiet’ man, accused Balwinder was ‘struggling with finances’

A police officer privy to the investigation said they called around 50-60 people in the contact list of Balwinder and to whom he had spoken before the incident.

US FDA plans overhaul of decades-old medical device system

The system targeted by the actions generally allows manufacturers to launch new products based on similarities to decades-old products, not new clinical testing.

FSSAI alerts FDA about unlicensed import of chocolates

India has six ports where FSSAI officers are posted to inspect imported food items. “But there are over 250 tiny ports and entry points where we have no FSSAI officer stationed. Port officials inspect all goods,” he said.


After 563 children fell ill in Govandi: Iron, folic acid tablets given in school met standards says FDA

With water samples taken from the school also found fit for consumption earlier, civic officials on Monday said they do not know what made the children fall ill.

Mumbai school poisoning: Water samples from school fit for consumption, FDA report awaited

BMC on Monday given a clean chit to the potable water supply that is used at the civic-body run Sanjay Nagar’s Municipal Urdu School, where most children had fallen ill.

Surge in cases of false marketing of Ayurvedic medicines: FDA

Since April 2016, Thane drug inspectors have seized Ayurvedic products worth Rs 64.28 lakh in 30 raids conducted till July this year.

Amid formalin fears, Goa bans fish import from other states till July-end

Amid formalin scare in Goa, the state government has banned fish from other states for 15 days as a cautionary measure. Now the state government will have to rely on fresh catch by Goan fishermen.

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Implant files: How medical devices that are recalled in the US are still in use in India

The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.