By The Canadian Press Wed., Aug. 29, 2018 OTTAWA—The federal government says an alternative to EpiPens will be available next month for Canadians with life-threatening allergies. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says she has signed an interim order to allow the U.S.-approved Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors to be imported into Canada. The order is effective for two weeks while approval is sought to extend the order for up to one year. Canada has been experiencing shortages of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. auto-injectors for the past several months. Pfizer Canada has said that it has resumed shipments of EpiPen but that the supply of both EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. continues to be limited while it works to return supply to normal levels. Auvi-Q, made by Kaleo, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Article Continued Below Both EpiPen and Auvi-Q deliver the same labelled dose of epinephrine, however, unlike EpiPen, Auvi-Q has a retractable … [Read more...] about Canadian EpiPen shortage relieved by U.S. alternative
U s foods login
WASHINGTON - Microsoft Corp. said that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on the U.S. Senate and conservative American think tanks, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections. The world's biggest software company said late on Monday that it last week took control of six web domains that hackers had created to mimic websites belonging to the Senate and the think tanks. Such fake sites can be used by hackers to try and trick users into giving up their login details, which would then give the attackers access to confidential systems and files. The domain takedowns are the latest in a string of actions by Microsoft to thwart what it says are hacking attempts by a Russian-backed hacking group known as APT28, or Fancy Bear. The company said it has shut down 84 fake websites in 12 court-approved actions over the past two years. "We're concerned that these and other attempts pose security threats to a broadening array … [Read more...] about News Microsoft: Russian hackers targeted U.S. Senate, think tanks
Health Healthcare company Bayer on Friday said it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device which made the business no longer sustainable. 21 Jul 2018 12:05AM (Updated: 21 Jul 2018 01:20AM) Bookmark NEW YORK: Healthcare company Bayer on Friday said it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device which made the business no longer sustainable.Friday's decision follows an announcement by the company in September 2017 to discontinue the sale of the contentious sterilization device in all countries outside the United States.Bayer in a statement said the decision was not related to safety concerns."The benefit-risk profile of Essure has not changed, and we continue to stand behind the product's safety and efficacy, which are demonstrated by an extensive body of research," the company said.The … [Read more...] about Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in U.S
By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press Wed., May 2, 2018 NEW YORK—The first death has been reported in a U.S. food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not provide any other details. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 121 people had gotten sick in 25 states. At least 52 people have been hospitalized, including 14 with kidney failure, which is an unusually high number of hospitalizations. The CDC also added Kentucky, Massachusetts and Utah to the states with reported cases. There were 24 reported cases in California, officials there said. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, which provides most of the romaine sold in the U.S. during the winter. Article Continued Below The FDA is “examining all possibilities, including that contamination may … [Read more...] about Outbreak of E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce claims first death in U.S.
PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. calls for end to humanitarian curbs in Myanmar’s Rakhine Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: The United States called on Myanmar on Wednesday to lift travel restrictions on U.N. and other humanitarian staff to allow them to resume work in the country’s Rakhine State, which has been hit by ethnic and religious violence. The State Department expressed deep concern about what it termed “a humanitarian crisis” in the state and said violent mob attacks on U.N. and non-governmental organization offices had worsened an already troubling situation. “We call on the … government to rescind travel restrictions and to facilitate the appropriate travel authorizations to the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations so they may resume services to all vulnerable people in Rakhine State,” it said. “We further call on the government to … [Read more...] about Phuket Gazette World News: U.S. calls for end to humanitarian curbs in Myanmar’s Rakhine