Tag Archives: Safety

Hand sanitiser recalled due to concerns over safety issues

There has been a recall issued by the Department of Agriculture on a batch of hand sanitiser. The notice has come due to fears prolonged use may cause dermatitis, eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation and headaches. Virapro Hand Sanitiser (PCS 100409) has been removed from the ‘Biocidal Product Register’. A statement from the Department of Education… Read More »

ADA: Merck, Pfizer’s Steglatro rings up CV safety win, but it still lags heart-helping peers

Merck and Pfizer’s Steglatro, late the SGLT2 party, has been working to catch up to its in-class rivals, which already bear heart-helping approvals. But it’s cardiovascular outcomes data won’t help it get on their level. Steglatro showed it could match placebo when it comes to the combined rate of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death… Read More »

At Harvard Chan School, nano safety is no small concern

Nanotechnology is booming, and not just in the lab. In recent years, industry has embraced the unique properties of tiny particles in everything from medicine to airplane design to doughnut frosting. Philip Demokritou is an associate professor of aerosol physics and director of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Nanotechnology and… Read More »

Only Two Burger Chains Passed This Important Food Safety Report

Marissa LaliberteOct 23 They’re changing the entire healthcare landscape. Stella Photography/Shutterstock A recent report put 25 U.S. burger chains to the test over their policies for antibiotics use in their beef, and the results were grim. Only two scored A’s for their policies, while a whopping 22 got F’s. The 88 percent that failed—including McDonald’s,… Read More »