18-Sep-2014 - Use of the muscle relaxant atracuriam to resuspend freeze-dried measles vaccines instead of the proper diluent almost certainly caused the death of more than a dozen Syrian infants according to the WHO.
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18-Sep-2014 - After much discussion and some confusion , the ICH’s (International Conference on Harmonization) Q3D guideline , which will govern elemental impurities in final drug products, is expected to be finalized at the end of this month.
17-Sep-2014 - The US FDA has warned the public not to use any sterile medicines made by Downing-owned NuVision Pharmacy, Texas, which failed to comply with a recall order.
17-Sep-2014 - Shifting EMA oversight to DG Enterprise and Industry will put patients at greater risk of adverse events according to NGO Health Action International, which suspects EFPIA “had a hand” in European Commission reshuffle plan.
16-Sep-2014 - The UK’s NICE says it will go over drug companies’ heads and get clinical trial data from regulators if sponsors fail to supply their results.
16-Sep-2014 - As the EMA has announced that the main objectives of its pharmacovigilance legislation are largely being achieved , the agency is still implementing a number of the individual modules that make up the over-arching law.
15-Sep-2014 - The EU commission plans to strip DG Sanco of responsibility for the running the EMA and hand it to the directorate in charge of enterprise and industry.
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15-Sep-2014 - Hospira has pulled a lot of heparin sodium after human hair discovered in vial.
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