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Sunday, May 09, 2021



‘Sterile’ test swab sticks, made in Ulhasnagar slum

May 06, 2021 7:22 am

These plastic sticks, one thicker than the other, with cotton buds at each end, are swab sticks used to collect nasal and throat samples for RT-PCR tests.

FDA expected to ok Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

May 04, 2021 10:25 am

The announcement is set to come barely a month after the company found that its shot, which is already authorised for those age 16 and older, also provided protection for the younger group.

Maharashtra FDA Commissioner transferred amid Remdesivir procurement row

April 21, 2021 7:01 am

Since Saturday, the ruling MVA and BJP have been engaged in a war of words over the procurement of Remdesivir, with the government alleging that the Centre has pressured the manufacturers to not supply it to Maharashtra.

Pulse oximeters, widely used in Covid fight, may yield inaccurate results, warns FDA

February 21, 2021 3:35 pm

During the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare professionals around the world relied on pulse oximeters to identify patients who might need hospitalisation.

FDA laboratories across Maharashtra struggle with staff shortage as posts lie vacant

February 10, 2021 9:27 am

Of 114 posts in Mumbai FDA laboratory, 50 lie vacant. The vacancies include the senior post of assistant director. Of five senior scientific officers required, four are vacant while of the 23 sanctioned posts of scientific officers, 10 remain vacant.

USFDA finds probable human carcinogen in Zantac

September 14, 2019 1:59 pm

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

April 17, 2019 1:33 pm

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

April 05, 2019 7:23 am

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’

April 04, 2019 10:37 am

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

November 26, 2018 10:27 pm

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


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

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

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.