The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules on how health tech products should be regulated—or not. In a new report, the agency outlines three new categories, from high to low risk, based on potential risk to patient safety rather than on the tech platform used, as in previous practice.
The Public Private Partnership Forum – Will you be there?
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Tom Hart, US Executive Director, ONE Campaign, Katie Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID, and Leigh Verbois, Director, Office of International Programs, U.S.
Executive leadership from Dow, IBM, Credit Suisse, EY, USAID, and others discuss shared value Moderated by FORTUNE Magazine’s Nina Easton
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – PYXERA Global proudly announces the Public Private Partnership Forum, a one-of-a-kind event that will actively engage the public, private, and social sectors in dialogue like never before.
Since 1998, the Food and Drug Administration has collected millions of records about the prescription and over-the-counter medications that it regulates. In total, it’s the world’s most comprehensive database of how drugs interact with the human body. But this information has been available only to a select group of those who had the expertise and the complex software to navigate its confusing maze of records, which have only been released in quarterly bulk files, and have been called confusing and inaccurate by software developers who have tried to work with them.
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules to confirm the safety of imported foods, some of which have caused disease outbreaks in the U.S. The rules are the activating regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, which requires importers to meet the same food-purity standards required of U.S. farms and food-processing plants. Without the new rules, no regulations have been in place to enforce the law. Since the Act was passed in 2011 but without rules, there have been eight disease outbreaks linked to imported foods.
Demanding accountability from our not-so-conscientious fellow humans
Aerial spraying of pesticides, herbicides, and surfactants in our neighborhoods is not only a health hazard for our children, our pets, and us, but the act also has the ability to induce harm on all living things.
It’s summer, a new season for fresh produce. There’s something else growing: a new initiative to make sure that this year’s fruits and vegetables are 100 percent safe. An unprecedented alliance between retailers, growers, and farm workers has resulted in an innovative program to promote healthy produce. Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce’s Sierra Farm, a California grower, is training its workers in practices to avoid contamination, and to bring unsafe conditions they observe to the attention of farm managers.
CHICAGO, May 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc. introduces Antimicrobial Fruit and Vegetable Treatment (AFVT) -- a breakthrough product to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness outbreaks related to ineffective produce washing in foodservice operations.