Monthly Archives: November 2006

Hold It!

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has gone and put a hold on the nomination of Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach.  There was movement to try to get him approved in the lame-duck Senate session, but the hold would put that into … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup – 11/17/06

The elections are over.  Campaign commercials are now replaced by Christmas shopping commercials as we enter the home stretch for the year’s end.  Thanksgiving is next week when we will be giving thanks, if you can believe it, followed by … Continue reading

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Kurtains for Ketek?

Yesterday’s Federal Register carried a notice for meeting on Ketek held by the Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Committee to be held jointly with the Drug Safety and Risk Management Committee.  It will be held held on December 14, 2006, from 8 … Continue reading

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Kennedy-Enzi Hearing

The witness roster for the peculiarly timed Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions entitled "Building a 21st Century FDA:  Proposals to Improve Drug Safety and Innovation" has been filled.  The hearing will occur November 16, Thursday at 10 … Continue reading

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Plan B Available OTC

Plan B will become available this week without a prescription, New York Newsday reports.  It is about time. There are also reports that criticism has been voiced over the fact that the manufacturer has achieved exclusivity for a three year … Continue reading

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