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Company Missteps and Regulatory Incompetence Unleash the Perfect Storm leading to Baby Formula Crisis

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Ridgewood NJ, welcome to the third world , the Biden administration is promising a full investigation into the baby formula shortage, but they should start by looking in the mirror. The crisis came after Abbott Laboratories – which has 43 percent of the market – recalled formula made at its Michigan plant after complaints of bacterial infections.

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Bergen County Chosen as First Testing Site for Abbott Laboratories New Rapid COVID 19 Test

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Paramus NJ, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday afternoon that Bergen County will be the site for a new rapid test from Abbott Laboratories. The Ridgewood previously reported about the on the The Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 https://theridgewoodblog.net/abbott-launches-molecular-point-of-care-test-to-detect-novel-coronavirus-in-as-little-as-five-minutes/

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use to Abbott Laboratories for the point-of-care COVID-19 test. The Illinois-based company said the test can give positive results in as little as five minutes, and negative results in about 13 minutes.

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ABBOTT LAUNCHES MOLECULAR POINT-OF-CARE TEST TO DETECT NOVEL CORONAVIRUS IN AS LITTLE AS FIVE MINUTES

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Chicago Ill, Abbott Laboratories is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as five minutes, and is so small and portable it can be used in almost any health-care setting.

The medical-device maker plans to supply 50,000 tests a day starting April 1, said John Frels, vice president of research and development at Abbott Diagnostics. The molecular test looks for fragments of the coronavirus genome, which can quickly be detected when present at high levels. A thorough search to definitively rule out an infection can take up to 13 minutes, he said.

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