food and drug administration

Fungus And Dead Beetles: District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Franck After Troubling Inspections

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a permanent injunction against Paul W. Franck, who has owned and operated numerous compounding pharmacies, to enjoin the distribution of certain sterile drugs products, the Department of Justice announced today. “The American people must be protected from compounded sterile drugs that pose a risk […]

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Do Scopes Spread Disease?

Examination with an endoscope is a routine procedure for racehorses. Scoping can reveal exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding), airway obstructions, paralyzed arytenoid cartilage (flappers), guttural pouch infections, and the cause of coughs or nasal discharge. Pre-purchase examinations include scoping to assess the health and correctness of the throat and airways. It is not unusual for a […]

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FDA Issues Warning Against Drug Maker Due To Sterility Concerns

The Food and Drug Administration released the following warning on March 9: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients not to use drug products intended to be sterile that are produced and distributed by I.V. Specialty Ltd., Austin, Texas, due to lack of sterility assurance. Health care professionals and […]

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Horse Owners Sue Western Milling Over Monensin Contamination

The owner of a California riding barn is suing Western Milling of Goshen, Calif., after she said 13 of her horses died from monensin poisoning, allegedly from contaminated feed produced by the plant. The lawsuit was filed this week in Fresno County Superior Court. According to the Fresno Bee, the suit does not specify the […]

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FDA: Kentucky Compounding Pharmacy Mislabeled Drugs

In a stern letter released on Monday, the Food and Drug Administration advised Wickliffe Pharmaceutical, Inc. that it was in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for “adulterated and misbranded” compound drugs. The FDA reported that it found samples of compounded paste containing toltrazuril and pyrimethamine contained less of the active ingredients […]

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