FDA http://wunc.org en UNC-Chapel Hill Studies To Aid In Crafting Tobacco Regulations http://wunc.org/post/unc-chapel-hill-studies-aid-crafting-tobacco-regulations <p>The <a href="http://www.fda.gov/">federal Food and Drug Administration</a> has tapped UNC-Chapel Hill researchers to compile data that&nbsp; may lead to stronger tobacco regulations.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:51:47 +0000 Gurnal Scott 24260 at http://wunc.org UNC-Chapel Hill Studies To Aid In Crafting Tobacco Regulations Could N.C. Tomatoes Provide The Key To Stopping Salmonella? http://wunc.org/post/could-nc-tomatoes-provide-key-stopping-salmonella <p>Researchers at North Carolina State University are searching for <em>Salmonella</em> in North Carolina's tomato crops.&nbsp; The bacteria causes salmonellosis, a disease that can range from uncomfortable to deadly, and tomatoes in Florida and Virginia have been the sources of outbreaks. Despite North Carolina's close proximity and similar climate, local tomatoes have been safe from the pathogen. A team of scientists from N.C. State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is investigating why.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 20683 at http://wunc.org Could N.C. Tomatoes Provide The Key To Stopping Salmonella? Hagan Pushes Bill To Accelerate Drug Approval http://wunc.org/post/hagan-pushes-bill-accelerate-drug-approval <p>Senator Kay Hagan toured <a href="http://www.ncchildrenshospital.org/" target="_blank">UNC Children's Hospital</a> yesterday as part of a push for <a href="http://www.hagan.senate.gov/files/TREAT_ACT_Background.pdf" target="_blank">her bill</a> that would streamline approval of treatments for serious and rare diseases.<br><br>Hagan says the Food and Drug Administration needs to find faster ways to get treatments to patients suffering from rare diseases.<br> Wed, 02 May 2012 13:05:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2616 at http://wunc.org Hagan Pushes Bill To Accelerate Drug Approval Dry-Eye Treament from Triangle Gets FDA Approval http://wunc.org/post/dry-eye-treament-triangle-gets-fda-approval <p>The FDA has approved a Triangle company's method of treating dry-eye disease. The medical-device company TearScience announced today it will start producing its product called LipiFlow. TearScience president and CEO Tim Willis says it's a treatment that includes a series of procedures to open obstructed oil glands in the eyelids that usually keep eyes moisturized.<br> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:10:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8478 at http://wunc.org FDA Panel Advises Against Menthols http://wunc.org/post/fda-panel-advises-against-menthols <p>An FDA panel says removing menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health. The Food and Drug Administration advisory panel stopped short of recommending an outright ban on menthol cigarettes. But its report released earlier today says the minty flavoring in menthols makes it harder for smokers to quit.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:35:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 9314 at http://wunc.org FDA Starting To Regulate Tobacco http://wunc.org/post/fda-starting-regulate-tobacco <p>The US Food and Drug Administration will require certain tobacco products introduced or changed after February of 2007 to be reviewed by the agency. Tobacco companies will have until March 22nd to apply for products to be approved as “substantially equivalent.” That means the products pose no added risk to smokers than products already available in early 2007.</p><p>David Howard is a spokesman for the Winston-Salem-based R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company:</p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 09:50:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 11347 at http://wunc.org Lorillard Workers To Protest At FDA Meeting http://wunc.org/post/lorillard-workers-protest-fda-meeting <p>Tobacco workers employed by Lorillard plan to protest at an FDA meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning in Raleigh. The government is reviewing the safety of menthol cigarettes- Lorillard has a market share of about 35 percent of the product. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 317-T in Greensboro is organizing the event. Randy Fulk is the union's international representative. He worked for Lorillard Tobacco for more than 36 years:</p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 21:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 11433 at http://wunc.org