Posted on

FDA Panel Endorses Eli Lilly’s Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Donanemab

Eli Lilly Corporate Center

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, in a significant development, outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unanimously endorsed the efficacy of Eli Lilly’s experimental Alzheimer’s drug, donanemab, for patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. This vote precedes the FDA’s impending decision on the drug’s approval. The panel’s discussion highlighted some unique aspects of Lilly’s trial, which differed notably from the trial design of Eisai and Biogen’s Leqembi, another Alzheimer’s drug that recently gained U.S. approval following a similar advisory committee review.

Continue reading FDA Panel Endorses Eli Lilly’s Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Donanemab

Posted on

How Do Federal Regulations Impact Cases Involving Defective Products?

442411152 984712456997830 1423267743616401327 n

The landscape of product liability in the United States is complex and multifaceted, with federal regulations playing a critical role in shaping how cases involving defective products are handled. These regulations establish standards for product safety, outline the responsibilities of manufacturers and sellers, and influence the legal strategies employed in litigation. Understanding how federal regulations impact cases involving defective products is essential for consumers, manufacturers, legal professionals, and policymakers.

Continue reading How Do Federal Regulations Impact Cases Involving Defective Products?

Posted on

Deadly Listeria Outbreak in New Jersey leads to Cheese Recall

whole_foods_theridgewoodblog

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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.

Continue reading Deadly Listeria Outbreak in New Jersey leads to Cheese Recall

Posted on

FDA: ⁣Neptune’s Fix Products Contain the Dangerous and Addictive Ingredient Tianeptine

422252418 761717702652257 8971790544108196498 n
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
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.

Continue reading FDA: ⁣Neptune’s Fix Products Contain the Dangerous and Addictive Ingredient Tianeptine

Posted on

Science Fiction Become Reality as Musk Creates a Cyborg

Screenshot 2024 01 30 10.36.29 AM scaled e1706629080478

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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.

Continue reading Science Fiction Become Reality as Musk Creates a Cyborg

Posted on

FDA Approves Florida’s Drug Importation Plan

external content.duckduckgo 21

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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.

Continue reading FDA Approves Florida’s Drug Importation Plan

Posted on

Hackensack University Medical Center Using CRISPR Technology To Treat Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

crispr e1533660585287 804464294

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hackensack NJ, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two gene editing therapies for the treatment of sickle cell disease. Experts hope it’s a cure, the first, for the inherited blood disorder that affects more than 100,000 Americans with extreme pain.

Continue reading Hackensack University Medical Center Using CRISPR Technology To Treat Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Posted on

FDA Approves Updated mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines for Currently Circulating Variants

external content.duckduckgo 19

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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.

Continue reading FDA Approves Updated mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines for Currently Circulating Variants

Posted on

FDA Rules Popular Decongestant Does Not Actually Work

nasal decongestion file gty jef 230911 1694462320687 hpMain 16x9 2386779203

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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.

Continue reading FDA Rules Popular Decongestant Does Not Actually Work

Posted on

CDC says Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine no longer available in U.S.

johnson vaccine apjpg

the staff of the Ridgewo0d blog

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.

Continue reading CDC says Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine no longer available in U.S.

Posted on

U.S. Is Offering A Second Round of Free At-Home Covid Tests

0 1

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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.

Continue reading U.S. Is Offering A Second Round of Free At-Home Covid Tests

Posted on

New Brunswick Giant Johnson & Johnson Downplays the Severity of Benzene Contamination in Sunscreen

external content.duckduckgo 24

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.

Continue reading New Brunswick Giant Johnson & Johnson Downplays the Severity of Benzene Contamination in Sunscreen

Posted on

Fresh Cut fruit, Vegetables sold at Wegmans, Other Stores Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

external content.duckduckgo 41

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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 Wegmans as listed below, processed at its Depew, NY production facilities, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

Continue reading Fresh Cut fruit, Vegetables sold at Wegmans, Other Stores Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

Posted on

LEGALIZATION IS DRIVING THE CANNABIS GLOBAL MARKET

external content.duckduckgo 23

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.

Continue reading LEGALIZATION IS DRIVING THE CANNABIS GLOBAL MARKET

Posted on

Researchers Question Reliability of at-home Rapid Antigen Tests

external content.duckduckgo 16
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
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.

Continue reading Researchers Question Reliability of at-home Rapid Antigen Tests