Posts Tagged ‘FDA’

World Health Day: How to Keep Food Safe

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 14:27 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
WHO: #WorldHealthDay, April 7, 2015, Food Safety-the Global View
“Everyone, everywhere needs safe food, free from microbes, viruses and chemicals. But globalization means the food you are eating today may have come from the other side of the world…we all have a role to make food safe – from farm to […]

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Social Media Legal Concerns: Questions and Answers with David Harlow, Esq.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 14:37 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA with David Harlow, Esq.
This is the third part of a three part post addressing the legal concerns of social networking in the health care arena.
In part one, legal expert David Harlow, Esq., Health Care Attorney and Consultant at The Harlow Group, LLC in Boston, answered questions regarding “The Legal […]

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Legal Concerns: What Steps can Pharma Take to Engage in Social Media?

Friday, July 29, 2011 15:59 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA with David Harlow, Esq.
This is the second part of a three part post addressing the legal concerns of social networking in the health care arena.
Legal expert, David Harlow, Esq., Health Care Attorney and Consultant at The Harlow Group, LLC in Boston, address the issues.
What Steps can Pharma Take to […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Plastics

Friday, January 7, 2011 15:23 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Information circulating about the dangers of plastic containers has created fear and confusion.
Are plastic containers toxic?  Do harmful chemicals leach out into its contents?   Do we need to discard all plastic containers?
Recently, I interacted in a live health chat on MedHelp about the safety of plastics.  Scientist, Joe Schwarcz, PhD, […]

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Egg Recall Tied to Salmonella, List of Recalled Eggs, How to Read Carton and What to do to Stay Safe

Sunday, August 22, 2010 14:19 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Latest egg recall update
Health officials urge consumers to throw away contaminated eggs or return them to the retailer.
Salmonella, the name of a group of bacteria, is the most common cause of food poisoning in the United States. Usually, symptoms last 4-7 days and most people get better without treatment. But, […]

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