California law banning sale of cosmetics tested on animals goes into effect January 1st

SACRAMENTO–A groundbreaking law, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, which passed in 2018, will ban all sales of cosmetics that have been tested on animals after January 1, 2020. The new law, authored by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (Stockton) and co-sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, was applauded by conscientious…

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Pharmacies leave customers hanging when it comes to disposing of antibiotics and opioids

Proper disposal of leftover medication, particularly antibiotics and opioids, can help reduce antibiotic resistance, prevent children from being poisoned and stop the misuse of addiction-forming drugs. But a telephone survey conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco found that fewer than half of California pharmacies provided disposal instructions meeting U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines,…

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AIM-HI Accelerator Fund portfolio firm receives Virginia Catalyst funding

ROCKVILLE, MD – A portfolio start-up company of the AIM-HI Accelerator Fund has been awarded $700,000 from Virginia Catalyst to commercialize its lead cancer drug candidate. Richmond-based InterLeukin Combinatorial Therapies (ILCT) is developing unique engineered therapeutic interleukins (a type of protein) which destabilize and can kill cancer cells. The grant was one of six, totaling…

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Findings strengthen link between vitamin E acetate and vaping-associated lung injuries

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research reported in the New England Journal of Medicine by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) strengthens prior findings on the link between vitamin…

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Novela Neurotech showcases smart neural interface at Creative Destruction Lab

TORONTO, ON – Novela Neurotech, a MedTech company developing AI-powered wireless, “smart” neural interface systems, joins Canada’s Creative Destruction Lab to further fine-tune its health technologies to the needs of patients with difficult neurological disorders. “Our core mission is to foster a new era of neurological treatments by focusing on their electrical signaling within the…

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