Category archives for: World News

Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000

The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world.

Recochem Inc. recalls Sonic Brake Fluid DOT 3 in white 350 mL bottle

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The product was labelled as Brake Fluid DOT 3, but contains Power Steering Fluid. Using this product could result in a failure of the braking system.

Pali Design recalls Isabella Moses Basket Bassinet

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Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these bassinets do not meet the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations in Canada.

FDA Working to Lift Barriers to Generic Drug Competition

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By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Too many patients are being priced out of the medicines they need. While FDA doesn’t have a direct role in drug pricing, we can take steps to help address this problem by facilitating increased competition in the market for prescription drugs through the approval of lower-cost, generic medicines. Over the last […]

Kreative Kids, Inc. recalls Children's Animal Hooded Bathrobes

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The children’s robes fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Unauthorized sexual enhancement product "Super Panther 7K" seized from two Boutique Erotika stores in Quebec

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Health Canada is advising Canadians that the unauthorized sexual enhancement product “Super Panther 7K,” labeled to contain a drug (yohimbe), may pose serious health risks. Health Canada seized the product from two Boutique Erotika stores in Quebec (11B St-Laurent Street, St-Eustache, QC, and 25 St-Georges Street, Saint-Jerome, QC).

FDA Science: Working at the Speed of Emerging Technologies

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By Luciana Borio, M.D. Let’s face it, we’ve all gotten used to nearly instant access to almost anything. Today, with a tap of an app, we order a car ride, a book, or pizza for dinner. Need to navigate past traffic in downtown city streets? No problem. There’s an app for that, too. Some may […]

bblüv recalls the Nidö Mini 2 in 1 Travel Bed and Play Tent

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Health Canada’s evaluation program has determined that these bassinets do not meet the requirements set out by the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations in Canada.

Fostering Medical Innovation: A Plan for Digital Health Devices

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By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. It is incumbent upon FDA to ensure that we have the right policies in place to promote and encourage safe and effective innovation that can benefit consumers, and adopt regulatory approaches to enable the efficient development of these technologies. By taking an efficient, risk-based approach to our regulation, FDA can promote […]

Facing challenges with courage and humility in CFP

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