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Pfizer plant that is closing gets farewell warning letter from FDA

Gone but not forgotten. Last year, Pfizer stopped manufacturing and recalled products from a Hospira sterile injectables plant in India that the FDA has repeatedly criticized. It recently announced it would close the plant. That didn’t stop the FDA from issuing it a warning letter. Free Daily Newsletter Like this story? Subscribe to FiercePharma! Biopharma… Read More »

A final HealthNewsReview.org report card from 3,200+ systematic reviews of health care news stories & PR releases

In 2005, as I began building HealthNewsReview.org, I got permission from Dr. David Henry of the Media Doctor Australia project to adopt their news story review criteria. In the ensuing 13 years, no one has ever placed in front of me a solid, specific suggestion for a better set of criteria for reviewing stories about… Read More »

Have you looked up from your phone to talk to dining companion?

A GROWING international trend of banning diners from using smart phones and tablets while in restaurants and cafes does have some merit, a social media sociologist says. Today’s digital world means people’s phones and tablets are continually buzzing, beeping, vibrating and ringing to notify you of calls, alerts and social media notifications. It was recently… Read More »