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Drug company expands voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. — Tris Pharma has expanded its voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen because it may contain overly high concentrations of the drug.The company, based in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, announced the move this week.It says the concentration can be as high as 10 per cent above the specified limit. The affected brands include CVS health and Equate and are sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar stores.Infants already susceptible to the adverse effects of ibuprofen could be at a slightly higher risk if given medication from a recalled bottle. There’s a remote possibility an elevated level of ibuprofen could lead to permanent kidney damage in babies.Other potential adverse health effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea.Tris Pharma says it hasn’t received any reports of related health problems.The Associated Press read more

Denmark proposes UN summit to boost finance for development

The United Nations should organize a summit on the progress so far towards the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the need to increase financing for development in poor countries, Denmark’s Permanent Representative told the General Assembly tonight.Ambassador Carsten Staur said the world was lagging in the race to achieve many of the eight MDGs before their target date of 2015, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.“The facts are simple. If progress in Africa is not accelerated, we will not live up to our responsibilities,” Mr. Staur told the annual high-level debate, held at UN Headquarters in New York.Noting that countries in Asia and Latin America had posted remarkable economic results in the past decade, he said this showed “that eradication of poverty is not an elusive, unattainable goal.”But many industrialized countries were not meeting their previously expressed commitments to increase official development assistance (ODA) to African nations.“The Danish Government firmly believes that development assistance to Africa should increase. We need to live up to the promise to double aid for Africa by 2010. Denmark is keeping its part of the bargain. We are committed to providing 0.8 per cent of our national income in development assistance. Two-thirds of our bilateral assistance will go to the African continent.”Mr. Staur stressed that greater development assistance was not enough, and he called for global trading rules to be liberalized and for developing nations to work harder to achieve good governance. 2 October 2007The United Nations should organize a summit on the progress so far towards the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the need to increase financing for development in poor countries, Denmark’s Permanent Representative told the General Assembly tonight. read more