Category archives for: World News

MixBin Electronics, LLC recalls Liquid Glitter iPhone Case

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Liquid and glitter can leak out of the case if it breaks or cracks which could cause skin irritation, blisters or burns.

ALEX Brands dba ALEX Toys, LLC recalls ALEX Jr. Baby Builder toy sets

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Small parts may become separated from the toys posing a choking hazard for young children.

Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding

No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and WHO in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates.

New System Speeds FDA Import Decisions

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By: Douglas Stearn The data is in. A new automated system for determining whether FDA-regulated products can enter the United States is allowing us to make decisions faster and more efficiently. Quick admissibility decisions are critical to commerce, especially when perishable products are involved. The new system brings better response times while still protecting consumers. […]

Eliminate hepatitis: WHO

New WHO data from 28 countries – representing approximately 70% of the global hepatitis burden – indicate that efforts to eliminate hepatitis are gaining momentum. Published to coincide with World Hepatitis Day, the data reveal that nearly all 28 countries have established high-level national hepatitis elimination committees (with plans and targets in place) and more […]

FDA Announces New Steps to Empower Consumers and Advance Digital Healthcare

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By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. When people think about personalized medicine, they often think of genetic testing and sequencing of the human genome. But the concept of personalized medicine is much broader. It includes the re-imagination of healthcare delivery. It includes empowering consumers to take more control of their own healthcare information to make better informed […]

Studio Fun International, Inc. recalls Slap Bracelet included with "Trolls: It's Hug Time!" Storybook

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The metal band of the snap bracelet may wear through the fabric covering, posing a laceration hazard.

Tried & True Wood Finishes recalls Danish Oil, Varnish Oil and Original Wood Finish

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Health Canada has established that the recalled products do not meet the labelling requirements under Canadian law. The products lack the spontaneously combustible symbols and warnings required for flammable consumer chemicals. Products identified as spontaneously combustible may cause rags and cloths used with the product to burn on their own.

Patient Reps – Bringing the Voice of Patients to FDA

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By: Jack Kalavritinos At FDA we never lose sight of the fact that the work we do in evaluating and approving new medical products is done to benefit patients. Increasingly, that means taking into account the views and expertise of patients and their caregivers, because they provide a unique voice and perspective and know best […]

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen

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