Category archives for: World News

Sodium Chloride Injection 0.9%, USP – Recall of Three Lots due to the Potential for Leakage of the Parenteral/intravenous Solution Bag


Major research funders and international NGOs to implement WHO standards on reporting clinical trial results

Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly.

Razor recalls RipStik Electric Motorized Caster Boards


The rear wheel can stop rotating and lock up while in use, posing a fall hazard.

Almost half of all deaths now have a recorded cause, WHO data show

WHO is concerned by the chronic shortage of funding for life-saving work in Somalia in response to the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine, disease, and health insecurity.

Cabrinha Kites recalls various kiteboard control system models


The component subject to recall is the stainless steel POWER BRACKET SEAT (PBS) and the lower front line that connects with the landing line. The point of connection between the lower front line and the landing line can break, causing a loss of kite control, posing injury and fall hazards.

Reducing Preventable Harm from Medications: Too Big for FDA to Do Alone


By: John J. Whyte, M.D., M.P.H. Sometimes a drug can be used exactly as FDA approved it, taken just the way a doctor prescribed it, and a patient can still experience adverse events. When it comes to drugs, not all risks are known – even after approval. Sadly, however, harm from medications also may come […]

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable

More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from WHO and partners.

Wing Enterprises, Inc. recalls Little Giant Ladders


The ladder’s locking pins/rung fasteners can fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers on the ladder.

Bradshaw Canada Holdings Inc. recalls Bialetti Coffee Press


The glass beakers can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to users.

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti travels to Kinshasa to discuss Ebola outbreak response

KINSHASA, 13 May 2017 – The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti today visited Kinshasa (DR Congo) to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak. The visit follows notification by the DRC Government of an outbreak of […]

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