Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter issued to American CryoStem Corporation of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, and its Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, John S. Arnone, for marketing an adipose derived stem cell product without FDA approval and for significant deviations from current good manufacturing practice requirements, including some that raise potential significant safety concerns, putting patients at risk.

Seattle, Washington - Please join the upcoming Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) Behind-the-Scenes Look meeting taking place in Seattle, WA, February 20, 2018 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel as part of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) annual meeting.

Salt Lake City, Utah - Thomas S. Monson, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday evening at 10:01 pm in his home in Salt Lake City. He was with family at the time of his passing. He died at age 90 from causes incident to age.

Washington, DC - Each year about this time Americans make promises they know they will not keep.  It's called making a resolution for the New Year and the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] has collected a few such commitments that people have made for 2018. 

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's CalCannabis program has begun accepting applications for annual commercial licenses for cultivators, nurseries and processors.

Washington, DC - CDC, several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections (STEC O157:H7) in 13 states. Seventeen illnesses have been reported from California (3), Connecticut (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Michigan (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), New York (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia (1), Vermont (1) and Washington (1). Illnesses started on dates from November 15 through December 8, 2017. The Public Health Agency of Canada also is investigating an outbreak of STEC O157:H7 infections in several provinces.