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From our friends at the FDA, I see that certain urological products have been found to be adulterated because of failure to follow cGMP. I can't quote the entire letter, because I'm pretty sure it will set off your work firewalls, but this excerpt from the warning letter sounds bad:b. AMS 800 Post Market Surveillance Report, D007644, Rev. 01, dated 6/6/12, included an action item for further investigation to determine the root cause for a potential increasing trend in complaint […]
A variety of tidbits from this week's C&EN:Rudy Baum writing another column on climate change? No way! I don't know why I am terribly amused at this set of lawsuits between Medication and UCLA's chemistry department over some clinical candidates. (by Michael McCoy)This Rick Mullin piece on big data (and the pushback against it) is a bit of a head-scratcher. Beth Halford's writeup on the Fukuyama NMR corrections is definitely worth a read, especially if you want to read his […]
In this week's C&EN, Linda Wang's collection of inspirational stories of people overcoming a variety of personal challenges in their journey to becoming chemists. I really enjoyed Dr. Charlotte Cutler's story -- she has cerebral palsy and did work in grad school as a synthetic organic chemist: ...In the lab, I cannot reliably hold anything with my left hand alone. My first research experience was in a synthesis lab working on moisture-sensitive cycloproparene chemistry. Looking […]
Via Egon Willighagen, a truly bizarre article in Drug Discovery Today that appears to have been accepted for publication:In drug discovery, de novo potent leads need to be synthesized for bioassay experiments in a very short time. Here, a protocol using DrugPrinter to print out any compound in just one step is proposed. The de novo compound could be designed by cloud computing big data. The computing systems could then search the optimal synthesis condition for each bond–bond […]
Via DNAinfo Chicago, news of a lawsuit:LINCOLN PARK — The mother of a student who was burned in a chemistry lab fire at Lincoln Park High School is suing the school, Chicago Public Schools and the teacher involved.Jennifer Dryden, the mother of student Tatiana Schwirblat, filed the lawsuit last week arguing the chemistry teacher, Joy Walter, and other defendants were negligent. The chemistry lab fire broke out just before noon Nov. 25 and injured a total of five students, authorities said […]
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