A new report Keeping America's Food Safe: A Blueprint for Fixing the Food Safety System was released by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) which said immediate consolidation of food safety leadership within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was needed.
New drug, Symbyax got approval of the Food and Drug Administration as a therapy for treatment-resistant depression.
Drug developer Eli Lilly & Co said that Symbyax is the first drug approved by FDA for the acute treatment of treatment-resistant depression, which involves two failed attempts with other anti-depressants.
Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, which is the world's largest generic drug maker, announced on Wednesday that they have received final approval from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA for their Abbreviated New Drug Application, or ANDA, to market the generic version of acne drug Solodyn or Minocycline HCl, Extended-Release Tablets, 45 mg, 90 mg and 135 mg.
According to Associated Press reports, in his weekly radio address Saturday, President Obama put forth his picks for the posts of FDA Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner. As expected, he named Margaret Hamburg – the New York City Health Commissioner - for the top FDA post; and Joshua Sharfstein - Baltimore Health Commissioner - as her principal deputy.
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