Ridgewood NJ, California-based Rizo-López Foods issued a comprehensive recall of all cheeses and dairy products manufactured in its facility on Tuesday. This precautionary measure follows an ongoing investigation into a listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has persisted for multiple years. Collaborative efforts between federal and local agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are underway to identify the source of the outbreak.
Twp of Washington NJ, The FDA continues to receive severe adverse event reports after use of Neptune‘s Fix products, including seizures, loss of consciousness and death. Neptune’s Fix products are labeled to contain the dangerous and addictive ingredient tianeptine, which is not approved for any medical use in the United States.
Ridgewood N J, Elon Musk has reported that the first human recipient of a Neuralink implant is recovering well, marking a significant milestone in the brain-computer interface industry. Neuralink’s implants, which use ultra-fine electrodes, aim to aid individuals with traumatic injuries, with future goals extending to addressing hearing and vision loss and even facilitating a merger between humans and artificial intelligence. Musk envisions the initial application, called Telepathy, allowing users to control devices through thought, benefiting those who have lost limb functionality.
Jacksonville FL, the Food and Drug Administration granted approval on Friday to a two-year plan that permits Florida to import certain prescription drugs from Canada at a lower cost compared to the U.S. This landmark approval is viewed as a move towards reducing medication costs for American consumers and opens the door for other states to seek authorization for importing prescription drugs from Canada.
Ridgewood NJ, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action approving and authorizing for emergency use updated COVID-19 vaccines formulated to more closely target currently circulating variants and to provide better protection against serious consequences of COVID-19, including hospitalization and death. Today’s actions relate to updated mRNA vaccines for 2023-2024 manufactured by ModernaTX Inc. and Pfizer Inc. Consistent with the totality of the evidence and input from the FDA’s expert advisors, these vaccines have been updated to include a monovalent (single) component that corresponds to the Omicron variant XBB.1.5.
Ridgewood NJ, an FDA advisory panel voted unanimously that nonprescription oral medications containing phenylephrine , a popular decongestant, including Sudafed PE, Vicks Sinex and Benadryl Allergy Plus Congestion don’t do anything to ease congestion.
Ridgewood NJ, more than 2 years after Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was first approved by the FDA, it is now no longer available anywhere in the US, according to the CDC. Over 31.5 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been distributed across the country since March 2021 — 19 million of which made it into Americans’ arms, CNN reported.
Ridgewood NJ, free at-home COVID-19 tests are now available again for all Americans . Earlier this week, the Biden administration re-upped its free COVID-19 testing kit program. For the second year in a row, every household in America can now order a total of four free rapid tests via COVIDTests.gov. Note that the program stipulates four tests per household, not individual, so if you live with roommates, a partner, or children, you may want to procure extra testing kits to tide you through the winter.
Founded in 1886 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Johnson & Johnson has become the largest healthcare corporation in the world over the decades, with 250 subsidiary companies operating in 60 countries. However, the company has been the subject of controversy many times. For instance, while Johnson & Johnson had known that the talc in its famous baby powder was contaminated with asbestos since the ‘70s, the company decided to keep this a secret from consumers. Consequently, thousands of people came to struggle with ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, a sporadic and aggressive cancer of the lungs, several decades later. Johnson & Johnson had to pay millions of dollars to the victims in over 40,000 cases.
Montvale NJ, Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from the market all fresh cut fruit and vegetable products and ready to eat dips, sold at Wegmansas listed below, processed at its Depew, NY production facilities, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
During the lockdown, consumers could not visit cannabis shops. The cannabis industry is heavily using social media and e-commerce platforms to reach consumers this year. Many cannabis products such as easy grow cannabis seeds become more popular as a result of the campaign.
Ridgewood NJ, as the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutates over time, changes in its genetic makeup could impact the ability of certain tests to recognize and detect viral antigens. A preprint study posted to medRxiv this week raises questions about the reliability of at-home rapid antigen tests in the early days of infection with the highly mutated Omicron variant of concern (VOC). The small real-world study, which is not yet peer-reviewed, examined test results from 30 people who, because of their workplace rules, were undergoing both rapid antigen and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests on a daily basis. On days 0 and 1 following a positive PCR test, both of the at-home rapid antigen tests in use—Abbott BinaxNOW and Quidel QuickVue—produced false-negative results despite the presence of viral loads high enough for transmission. The researchers confirmed that 4 cases transmitted the virus between false-negative test results and noted there likely were more transmissions that were unconfirmed. On average, it took 3 days for people to test positive on a rapid antigen test after testing positive on a PCR test. The researchers shared their results with US CDC and US FDA officials and called for the real-world performance of rapid antigen tests to be reassessed for each new VOC.
Ridgewood NJ, Oral antivirals could transform the treatment of COVID-19, allowing some patients to take medicines while recovering at home instead of having to visit health clinics or be admitted to hospital to receive injections or infusions of currently available therapies. Pfizer this morning released final analysis of its oral antiviral candidate PAXLOVID (the protease inhibitors nirmatrelvir and ritonavir, taken together), showing the treatment retained its 89% efficacy in preventing hospitalization and death among 2,246 high-risk COVID-19 patients.
Ridgewood NJ, according to RTTNews Coca Cola Company (KO) has reportedly recalled some of its Minute Maid drinks due to potential foreign objects in the containers, specifically metal bolts or washers.