FDA Finds Violations At 28 Drug Compounding Pharmacies

first_imgThe FDA has found safety violations at 28 of 29 compounding pharmacies that are supposed to be producing sterile drugs. In other news, a drug patent on OxyContin expires this week, but generic versions could take a while to produce.Medpage Today: FDA Turns Up Heat On CompoundersFDA inspectors issued violation notices to 28 compounding pharmacies after surprise inspections — that is, nearly every pharmacy they visited that was producing supposedly sterile drugs. According to the agency, FDA inspectors recently performed 29 inspections at compounding pharmacies in 18 states believed to be selling sterile drug products. All but one resulted in “Form 483” notices listing deviations from safe drug production standards (Gever, 4/14).The Wall Street Journal: Generic OxyContin Pains The FDAThe first patent on OxyContin expires Tuesday, a milestone in the history of one of the most powerful and abused painkillers on the market. But it could be quite some time before generic versions of the drug are available (Martin, 4/14). FDA Finds Violations At 28 Drug Compounding Pharmacies This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.last_img read more

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Teslas Latest Software Update Helps Thaw Charge Port

first_img Watch Tesla Model 3 RWD Get Tested In Snow Without Winter Tires Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 29, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Tesla Model 3 notes issues in cold weatherThis winter – as there have been well over 100,000 Tesla Model 3 delivered – more reports on issues in cold weather appear.Some concerns are door handles, frameless windows and the charge port.In the case of charge port, it turns out that the latch could freeze shut, so if there was a plug connected, you can’t pull it off to drive away.Winter with Tesla Model 3 Watch Tesla Model 3 AWD Tackle Snowy Snoqualmie Pass: Video Tesla Model 3 Winter Test: Cold Weather Demands A Long-Range Battery Hopefully, the driver can provide some heat, maybe using the flame thrower or at least hair dryer, but this is not the thing you would like to experience.Tesla just released a new software update (2018.50) to unfreeze the charge port using the climate system (just set preconditioning to HI), although it’s not clear how technically the cabin heating can be directed towards charge port.“When you set mobile preconditioning to HI, the climate system will better thaw your charge port in freezing conditions”Electrek explains that it’s the second attempt Tesla is making, as the previous temporary solution simply was to keep it unlatched:“In the previous “cold weather improvements” update, Tesla changed the behavior of the charge port in order for the latch to remain unlatched to allow a charge cable to be inserted, even in the event that the latch is frozen.It wasn’t clear at what temperature that was triggered and of course, it also comes with a caveat since it also means that someone could easily remove the charge cable.”Low temperatures affect various things on all types of cars. Here is the frozen charge port in Tesla Model X:.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Source: Electreklast_img read more

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