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CDC Investigating E. coli Outbreak in Ohio, Michigan

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2022 U.S. health officials said Wednesday that they are investigating an outbreak of E. coli that has infected 29 people in Michigan and Ohio. The outbreak has led to nine hospitalizations but no deaths, and investigators have not yet found a food source responsible for sickening […]

EMA business hours over Whit Monday, 29 May

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) office is closed on Monday 29 May 2023. Outside of working hours and on public holidays, it is possible to call the product emergency hotline on +31(0)88 781 7600. Please note that this is an emergency number and should only be used in the event of a potentially serious problem with […]

Eisai makes lecanemab therapy application

Treatment involves early Alzheimer’s disease and will be potentially used across Great Britain Eisai has submitted a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for its lecanemab therapy – an investigational anti-amyloid beta (Aβ) protofibril antibody. The drug treats early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and specifically targets mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia with confirmed amyloid […]

Newly discovered RNA molecules hold promise for detecting an…

Irregularities in the body’s genetic coding to make proteins are linked to cancerous tumors. But most genetic material contains elements whose function isn’t clear. Could abnormalities in non-coding material also impact a person’s health, or even be linked to cancers as well? A new study by researchers at the Case Western Reserve […]

Will Inflation Cut Back on Your Health Care?

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 Inflation is putting Americans’ health at risk, with nearly 2 in 5 struggling to pay for the care they need, according to a new West Health-Gallup poll. About 38% — which translates to an estimated 98 million Americans — […]

When Should I Be Concerned About My Sick Baby?

6 serious symptoms in babies never to ignore There are several serious symptoms you should never ignore in your baby. Although there may be no cause for alarm, it is better to be on the lookout. Among these signs are the following: Fever in itself is not a disease, but it’s a sign of an […]

Brain-Eating Amoeba From River May Have Caused Child’s Death

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2022 – The death of a child in Nebraska was likely caused by an infection with a “brain-eating amoeba” that occurred after the child swam in a local river, state health officials announced this week. In a news release, officials said it was the first such […]

Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessmen…

At its monthly meeting, EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) carried out its broad range of responsibilities, which cover all aspects of the risk management of the use of medicines: assessment of safety signals, risk management plans, periodic safety update reports and post-authorisation safety studies. The Committee did not start or conclude any referral procedures. More information […]

Oxford University malaria vaccine gets Ghana green light

Notable first clearance for R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine for use in a specific country A malaria vaccine – R21/Matrix-M – developed by University of Oxford and Serum Institute of India PvT Ltd (SIIPL) has been licensed for use in Ghana by its Food and Drugs Authority (FDA Ghana). The vaccine, which leverages adjuvant […]

FDA accepts Pfizer’s Supplemental New Drug Applications for …

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the Supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) for BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib) + MEKTOVI® (binimetinib) for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a BRAF V600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test. The Prescription Drug User Fee […]