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Apr
09

FDA Playing Catch-Up As Growers and Manufacturers Wait to See How CBD Will Be Regulated

In December of 2018, Congress passed the farm bill, which, among other things, broadened the ways in which hemp can be cultivated and transported. While hemp can be used to create a variety of products, the market for cannabidiol, a hemp extract commonly known as CBD, is attracting the most attention by far. CBD is said to promote relaxation without the psychoactive effects of the THC compound found in marijuana, and manufacturers have been adding the compound to everything from beverages to shampoo since the bill passed.

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Apr
02

Regulatory Response Heats Up As More and More Young People Start Using E-Cigarettes and Vaping Products

Thanks in large part to aggressive marketing and appealing flavors, smoking e-cigarettes or vaping has rapidly escalated from a fad to an issue that many experts are considering a public health epidemic—particularly for teens and pre-teens. While e-cigarettes have been available since 2007, new manufacturers, offerings and marketing tactics have brought them into the lives of countless young people. According to the FDA, 21% of high school students have used an e-cigarette in the last year.

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Feb
05

Improving Response Rates with Direct Notifications: How to Get Consumers to Play Ball

It’s no surprise that notifying consumers directly about product recalls is the most effective way to get dangerous products out of circulation. What is surprising is how much more effective direct notifications are, and why manufacturers and retailers don’t use them more often. A study last year by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that recalls which employ direct notifications have a healthy response rate of about 50 percent.

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Jul
07

The Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make During Recalls

Depending on how it is managed, a recall can be a minor blip in an otherwise banner year or a devastating episode for a company’s reputation, market share, and bottom line. But despite seeing example after example of negative headlines caused by recall mismanagement, companies continue to repeat many of the same blunders when the inevitable day comes when they experience a recall. The top recall mistakes tend to fall under three categories: moving too slowly, knowing too little, and being “penny wise, pound foolish.

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Nov
30

Adverse Event Reporting Delays: Another Issue with Data

Medical device manufacturers learn about potential defects from a variety of sources, including healthcare professionals and patients themselves. But despite mandatory reporting requirements, a dozen hospitals were recently cited by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for not reporting information of a potential problem with a device in a timely manner.

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