Steve Duffy

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FDA: Unauthorized INR Test Strips Part of Large Recall

FDA: Unauthorized INR Test Strips Part of Large Recall

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Terrific Care/Medex Supply had purchased these test strips (which were distributed by Roche Diagnostics outside the country) from an unknown source, imported and sold them in the US.

Assure Slide Available for Patients With Medication Swallowing Difficulties

Assure Slide Available for Patients With Medication Swallowing Difficulties

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Assure Slide, a swallowing aid, has been made available by Arkray USA for patients who have difficulty swallowing tablets, capsules, and powders.

FDA: Food Inspections to Resume Despite Ongoing Funding Lapse

FDA: Food Inspections to Resume Despite Ongoing Funding Lapse

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The news comes after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD announced last week a plan to recall some furloughed workers to conduct inspections.

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

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The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in ~7000 of it's 17,000 employees being furloughed.

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

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To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.

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