Fda

  • US 'not targeting' India companies: FDA 22-02-2014 12:27 PM

    The United States is "not targeting" Indian companies, but has a strict quality control regime for all products being imported into America, the head of the US Food and Drug Administration said on Saturday. "We are not targeting Indian companies. We are undertaking our required regulatory activities. We inspect and...
  • FDA prohibits Ranbaxy products in US 24-01-2014 12:38 PM

    In a setback to Indian pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy, the US has prohibited it from producing and distributing "substandard quality" drugs for the American market from its Toansa facility in Punjab. In an order, the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday prohibited Ranbaxy from distributing in the US the drugs manufactured...
  • Maharashtra chemists on three-day strike from Today 16-12-2013 03:00 PM

    Mumbai: Chemists in Maharashtra are observing a three-day shut down from Monday against the "draconian" interpretation of the Drug & Cosmetics Act, 1940 by the Maharashtra Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Chemists' associations will protest the FDA's crackdown on chemists operating without qualified pharmacists. There are around 55,000 chemists in...
  • US: What's changing, what's not, in a shutdown 01-10-2013 07:32 AM

    Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo. Those are among the immediate effects...
  • US FDA bans imports from Ranbaxy's Mohali plant 16-09-2013 06:40 PM

    Mumbai: The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an import alert against drugs manufactured at Ranbaxy's Mohali plant in Punjab over quality concerns. This means Ranbaxy will not be able to ship drugs manufactured at the plant to the US until the ban is lifted. This is the third...
  • Chemists shave their heads to protest against FDA rules 26-06-2013 02:10 AM

    Sangli: Nearly 325 chemists from the district shaved their heads to protest the stringent implementation of rules by the FDA. The chemists in Sangli on Tuesday got their heads tonsured and the protest will continue with more chemists to follow the same, Maharashtra Chemists and Druggists Association president (west zone)...
  • Ranbaxy case: Should Indian patients worry over sub-standard drugs? 05-06-2013 02:26 PM

    Mumbai: India exports drugs worth more than 15 billion dollars every year, a majority of which are US-bound. Questions are being raised about the standards and quality, after Ranbaxy's whopping 500 million dollar settlement with the US government. The generic drugs in question were manufactured at Ranbaxy's plants in Paonta...
  • US: Ranbaxy shares down on $ 500 mn fine 14-05-2013 10:13 AM

    Mumbai: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd shares were down over 1 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after the generic drugmaker pleaded guilty to US felony charges related to drug safety and will pay $500 million in civil and criminal fines. The settlement is its largest-ever with a generic drugmaker over...
  • NRI couple pleads guilty for selling fake drugs 17-05-2011 08:40 AM

    Washington: An Indian-American couple in New Jersey has pleaded guilty before a US court for selling counterfeit prescription drugs made in India, federal authorities said. The couple, 47-year-old Nita Patel and 57-year-old Harshad Patel, offered 'generic' forms of patented pharmaceutical products for sale over the internet, the source of which...
  • FDA probes Lilavati Hospital for fraud 23-02-2011 09:34 AM

    Mumbai: The Food and Drug Administration has begun to investigate the quality of drugs purchased by Lilavati Hospital, just days after CNN-IBN exposed money-laundering at the hospital. CNN-IBN, in its report, had shown that Lilavati Hospital sourced medicines from 400 small individual medical stores, 250 of which are located in...
  • Regeneron pain drug put on clinical hold 28-12-2010 09:53 AM

    Boston: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday that US regulators placed the company's experimental pain drug for osteoarthritis on clinical hold after a patient in another company's trial developed a serious bone disorder. Regeneron said it and its partner, Sanofi-Aventis SA, were informed late last week by the US Food...
  • Abbott recalls millions of testing strips 23-12-2010 01:51 PM

    Washington: The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that Abbott Laboratories is recalling up to 359 million testing strips used by diabetics because they can give falsely low blood sugar readings. The testing strips are used to help diabetes patients check their blood sugar levels. But the FDA says the...
  • FDA to review growth hormone safety, follows EU 23-12-2010 12:46 PM

    Washington: US health officials are taking a closer look at recombinant human growth hormone products made by Pfizer, Novartis and other drugmakers to see whether they increase the risk of death. The move comes on the heels of a French study that found certain children given the hormone had "a...
  • U S advisers back first new diet pill 08-12-2010 04:09 PM

    Silver Spring Maryland: The first new weight-loss pill in a decade moved closer to US approval on Tuesday, when a panel of expert advisers backed Orexigen Therapeutics's Contrave despite heart risk concerns. It was the third new weight-loss drug to come before U.S. regulators this year, the Food and Drug...
  • Tall claims in Complan's ad challenged 09-07-2010 02:30 PM

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  • Is 'Female Viagra' safe? US to know today 19-06-2010 10:03 AM

    A Food and Drug Administration committee in the US will today decide on its safety and effectiveness. ...
  • US FDA bans dozens of Ranbaxy drugs 17-09-2008 01:45 AM

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  • Deal with Daiichi on, insists Ranbaxy Labs chief 16-07-2008 10:18 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan vs Mumbai is probably the most sought after contest in Group A of this seson's Ranji Trophy. Rajasthan are the Ranji champions for the last two editions of the tournament and would like to prolong their dream run, while Mumbai have won the coveted trophy 39 times, most...