Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Study Says Allergy Shots Help Children, Reduce Health Care Costs

Abstract:
Hundreds of nanotech products, including foods, medicines and medical devices, now have reached the market, and their number will grow exponentially in the years ahead. But the main regulating body, the Food and Drug Administration, is just beginning to address the unique issues presented by this groundbreaking technology, according to an Insighter article, written by Beryl Lieff Benderly, posted on the Food and Drug Law Institute's website, http://www.fdli.org/ .

Study Says Allergy Shots Help Children, Reduce Health Care Costs

Washington, DC | Posted on January 23rd, 2008

In a July 2007 report, a special FDA nanotechnology task force concluded that, while the agency has the capability to meet these challenges, it needs to take specific action soon to get ready. However, according to the Insighter article, FDA has not made public its plans for responding to the task force report. "We are beginning the planning for the priority activities defined in the task force report," FDA spokesperson Crystal Rice told FDLI.

"FDA has not done much, if anything, publicly.... They are in an information- gathering and internal assessment phase," said Julia A. Moore, Deputy Director of the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) in Washington, D.C., during an interview for the Insighter article. Nonetheless, "I'm very sure that they are doing things. This is a high priority of [Commissioner Andrew] von Eschenbach and the agency," she continued. "It's really a matter of making sure that they have the resources and the expertise and... of taking a look at their statues and ensuring that they are nano-ready."

Many "nano materials will turn out to be good and wonderful and beneficial," Moore said. Given the newness and complexity of nano techniques and materials, however, "it would be unprecedented" if they did not present some risks, she continued. Despite this, "there has not been major investment" in looking for such risks, and FDA "needs to have the resources and the capacity to explore them."

Other experts also question FDA's current nano preparedness. Regulating the Products of Nanotechnology: Does FDA Have the Tools It Needs?, a report by former FDA Deputy Commissioner for Policy Michael R. Taylor published in 2006 by the WWC nanotechnology project, states that "FDA is not 'nano ready'" because "gaps exist in FDA's legal toolbox" and "FDA lacks necessary resources." But, Taylor adds, "Even within its current authority and resources, FDA can and should take some immediate steps to address the first wave of nanotechnology products now entering the market, including perhaps the most fundamental one of setting the criteria for determining when a nanoscale material is 'new for legal and regulatory purposes' and 'new for safety evaluation purposes.'"

The Food and Drug Law Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, in partnership with Burdock Group and Arizona State University, are sponsoring the 1st Annual Conference on Nanotechnology Law, Regulation and Policy Feb. 28-29, in Washington, D.C. Nanotechnology News and Small Times are offering marketing assistance in the landmark meeting.

The full text of the Insighter piece is posted at http://www.fdli.org/ .

####

About Food and Drug Law Institute
Founded in 1949, FDLI publishes the award-winning, peer-reviewed Food and Drug Law Journal; the bimonthly magazine Update; FDA Directory; and dozens of books and publications for attorneys, regulatory affairs practitioners, scientists, health care professionals, government employees and marketers in the food and drug field.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
The Food and Drug Law Institute
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
phone (800) 956-6293; (202) 371-1420
fax (202) 371-0649

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems November 28th, 2014

Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons November 28th, 2014

Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals November 28th, 2014

Production of Anticancer Drug from Nanofibers in Iran November 28th, 2014

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems November 28th, 2014

Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals November 28th, 2014

Renishaw receives Queen's Award for spectroscopy developments November 25th, 2014

Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria: In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer November 25th, 2014

Announcements

University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems November 28th, 2014

Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons November 28th, 2014

Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals November 28th, 2014

Production of Anticancer Drug from Nanofibers in Iran November 28th, 2014

Events/Classes

SEMATECH to Showcase Innovation and Advances in Manufacturing at SEMICON Japan 2014: SEMATECH experts will share the latest techniques, emerging trends and best practices in advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies November 26th, 2014

Professional AFM Images with a Three Step Click SmartScan by Park Systems Revolutionizes Atomic Force Microscopy by Automatizing the Imaging Process November 24th, 2014

3rd Iran-Proposed Nano Standard Approved by International Standard Organization November 22nd, 2014

Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project November 20th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More












ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE