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National Hepatitis Testing Day 2019

May is hepatitis awareness month, and Sunday, May 19, marks National Hepatitis Testing Day 2019. It’s a chance to remind the public and health care providers alike that everyone should be tested for viral hepatitis. What’s viral hepatitis? There are three main types: Hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus… Read More »

FDA finds testing issues at Torrent plant  

A year after Torrent Pharmaceuticals first began recalling tainted losartan products manufactured at its Indrad plant, the FDA paid a visit. It found a plant that often routinely reported products out of specification but frequently shipped them to the U.S. anyway. While the liberal redactions in a 17-page Form 483 generated from that visit make it… Read More »

Global Health: Widespread Testing Begins on Malaria Vaccine That Is Only Partly Effective

With malaria deaths rebounding worldwide, a pilot program testing a new and fiercely debated malaria vaccine began on Tuesday in Malawi. Dr. Katherine O’Brien, the World Health Organization’s director of immunization, called the rollout “a historic moment in the fight against malaria,” and said the testing will soon expand to malarious regions of Ghana and… Read More »