American Heart Association

American Heart Association receives $19.6 million grant

The American Heart Association will receive a five-year, $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Regulatory Science program for research on the impact of tobacco on preventable diseases and death.

The American Heart Association’s Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center will […]

September 19th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on American Heart Association receives $19.6 million grant

FDA issues alert for some Samaritan Public Access Defibrillators

The Food & Drug Administration issued a safety alert today on some Samaritan 300/300P Public Access Defibrillators, saying that the equipment might not work correctly in an emergency.

The alert was issued because the devices sold by HeartSine Technologies were found to “intermittently turn on and off, which may eventually […]

September 17th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on FDA issues alert for some Samaritan Public Access Defibrillators

FDA denies marketing and sales of four new tobacco products

The Food and Drug Administration has denied the ability of manufacturers to market or sell four new tobacco products because the products did not meet their requirements for “substantial equivalency.”

The agency does not release details on the manufacturers or products that fail to qualify.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco […]

August 29th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on FDA denies marketing and sales of four new tobacco products

Smoke-free laws don’t hurt restaurant and bar revenue, CDC says

Smoke-free laws have no significant economic impact on restaurants and bars, according to a study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In West Virginia, smoke-free laws were associated with a significant increase of approximately 1 percent  in restaurant employment, the study reported. In the remaining eight states, […]