Photograph is by Jongsung Ryu, National Geographic Photo of the Day May 18 2014: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/polar-bear-animal-rest/

Sunday, April 26, 2015

FDA Weekly Digest Bulletin (Apr 26)


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Drug Information Update- FDA Basics Webinar - April 27, 2015: Drug Trials Snapshots
04/23/2015

In years past, questions have been raised about the adequate and equal inclusion of women and people from racial, ethnic and other minority groups in the clinical studies that test new medical products. The FDA has been working since the 1980s to increase participation of diverse subgroups in clinical trials, and in August 2014, the agency released its Action Plan to Enhance the Collection and Availability of Demographic Subgroup Data.

This plan outlines the agency's recommendations to increase the quality of demographic subgroup data, encourage the participation of a greater diversity of subjects in clinical trials, and increase the availability and transparency of demographic subgroup data. In November 2014, FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) launched the Drug Trials Snapshots initiative as a first step to help make clinical trial data more available and transparent. The snapshots will cover all new molecular entity (NME) and original biologic drugs approved beginning in January 2015.

On Monday, April 27, 2015, at 1pm (EDT), Dr. John Whyte, Director of CDER's Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement (PASE) staff will describe how the Drug Trials Snapshots provide consumers and other stakeholders with information about who participated in the clinical trials that supported FDA approval of new drugs. Dr. Whyte will also discuss how the snapshots help consumers to understand any differences in the benefits or side effects among gender, race and age groups.

For more information including how to attend, please visit: FDA Webinar.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Science Saturday (Apr 25)


A stunning image of the star cluster Westerlund 2 and gas cloud Gum 29 was chose as the official photo for the Hubble telescope 25th birthday. Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team
A stunning image of the star cluster Westerlund 2 and gas cloud Gum 29 was chosen as the official photo for the Hubble telescope 25th birthday. Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team
[via this page at Space.com, which contains an autoplay video]

Friday, April 24, 2015

Environment Friday (Apr 24)


Put a Bird On It | Audubon Picture

Decorate your computer, tablet, or smartphone with these beautiful photos from the Audubon Photography Awards.


CDC News and Highlights (Influenza) (Apr 24): Canine Influenza, High-Risk Patients and Antivirals, Weekly Surveillance


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