Tag Archives: Plant

Zydus Cadila injectables plant slapped with FDA warning letter over contamination risks

India’s Zydus group began steps to fix its perpetually troubled sterile manufacturing plant in Moraiya as soon as an FDA inspector uncovered manufacturing issues this spring. Its efforts failed to do the job.    Zydus Cadila in a public filing (PDF) today says the agency has issued a warning letter for the facility, its second in four years. The drugmaker claims the… Read More »

Best supplements for arthritis: Could this plant extract ease your joint pain?

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK. It initially affects the smooth cartilage lining of the joint – this makes movement more difficult than usual, leading to pain and stiffness. Although the condition is incurable, making certain lifestyle… Read More »

Plant a Great Vegetable Garden

Eating several servings of vegetables daily is a priority for a healthy diet. But instead of always having to run to the supermarket or local farm stand to see what looks good, why not start growing your own produce at home? Creating a vegetable garden in your own backyard (or even in window boxes, if… Read More »

Third Akorn sterile drug plant hit by FDA as new CEO lays out blueprint for a better future

Akorn Pharmaceuticals, which had a $ 4.3 billion buyout by Fresenius tank last fall, just can’t seem to catch a break. Just weeks after being hit with an FDA warning letter for its manufacturing operations in Illinois—problems that led to the death of the deal—Akorn today reported that it has received a citation on its third… Read More »

Plant Sterols (Phytosterols) in Foods : Instrumental in lowering LDL-Cholesterol

Regular consumption of a variety of foods containing plant sterols results in the lowering of LDL-cholesterol levels, while having no detrimental effect on HDL-cholesterol levels (often referred to as good cholesterol). This would benefit those who want to lower their blood cholesterol levels, i.e., especially those who have moderate to high blood cholesterol. The Food… Read More »