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The court included its decision on Amarin’s ’s petition for a writ of certiorari among the single-line denials of nearly 200 appeals to consider decisions in civil litigation and convictions in criminal cases. However, Amarin still eyes curbing competition from omega-3 supplements.
Senate's Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act goes next for consideration by House, which has had a bill by the same title on its floor for a vote since it was passed by Energy and Commerce Committee in late June.
Recent updates to FDA recalls database also include single lots of three package sizes of Johnson’s Baby Powder after testing found sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination and 5,720 bottles of homeopathic OTCs made in India for West Virginia firm Washington Homeopathic Products Inc. at a facility noncompliant with the agency’s good manufacturing practices regulations.
So full of errors were the firm's online ads for its Plavinol supplement, the National Advertising Division noted support for some claims contained "many of the same flaws" as others. The prevalence of problems prompted NAD to go outside its "scope of review" and note unclear instructions on Plavinol labels.