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The Fall 2011 FDA/APMA Information
Exchange and Meeting was held on September 19 at the Hyatt Bethesda. Click
HERE for the meeting minutes
and links to the presentations.
The Federal government and a few states have enacted laws regarding disclosure of marketing activities. There are many new requirements for pharmaceutical companies to disclose the value, nature of fees, payments, and subsidies made in marketing and promotion. Failure to report by each entity's deadline can result in substantial penalties. We have attached a chart HERE detailing the current regulations for Federal disclosure, and for states (including the District of Columbia) that have enacted such legistlation.
Pollen counts in your area can be found HERE (external AAAAI link).
The field of allergy dates back to the early 1900's in Europe and the United States. Problems such as "hayfever" had plagued Western society. Physicians and scientists such as Clemens von Pirquet and Bela Schick began to study the body's immunological response to environmental entities and foods. Eventually these pioneers developed tests and methods by which the diagnosis and treatment could be performed. An industry was born.
Today, in the United States, the industry is represented by companies that are making innovations in the field of allergy. Our organization collaborates in order to determine the best methods of manufacturing safe and effective products that allow physicians to diagnose and treat allergies. As a body of companies, we often combine our data and expertise in order to facilitate determinations that affect product potency for both standardized and non-standardized allergenic extracts.
Allergies are a common sensitivity problem faced by people throughout the world as they live their lives in various environments, and consume various types of foods. Often these problems can lead to further complications that can lead to minor discomfort or endangerment of life. If you suffer from any allergy, we recommend that you seek a physician in order to determine the best treatment options for you or your loved ones.
You are encouraged to browse our site to learn more about the industry.
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