Food & Drug Agency unveils plan to recruit young science staff

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled a plan for recruiting young work staff to replace the many hundreds of scientists retiring or due to retire shortly from the agency.

The FDA said Thursday it will launch a two-year fellowship programme for physicians, chemists, statisticians and other science professionals interested in food and drug regulation. About 30 to 40 fellows will be accepted for the first programme, which begins in October. Some of those accepted are expected to stay on as full-time employees after completing the program, which includes workshops and seminars.

USA Congress has been pressuring the agency, which employs over 10,000 staff, to improve its operations, strengthen its inspections and hire more qualified experts.

The average age of the FDA’s work force is 55, and about 32 percent of general staffers already are eligible to retire. The US drug & food agency is working to replace more than 705 employees by October.

Recently many senior FDA scientists have retired and joined consulting companies like Quintiles, which advises Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co. Inc. and other drugmakers.

“To fulfill our goals over the coming decade we will need to recruit thousands of highly skilled scientists and others with specialized and relevant expertise,” said FDA’s Principal Deputy Commissioner Frank Torti.

Associated Press 07.18.08, 8:43 AM ET

Viagra & Blindness Warning – Men, will you still reach for “THE PILL”?
Reach for I\'M SO HORNY
Viagra is popular for obvious reasons because of its sexual attributes. Its sales are increasing in leaps and bounds daily Ever since its existence, it has been able to lure millions of people world wide under its exotic and erotic sexual trap. A large number of people are attracted to its legendry & proven efficiency in treating an important sexual ailment in males – erectile dysfunction (ED).

Though this wonder drug has witnessed immense popularity, in recent times it was also veiled by a number of controversial issues. Blindess can be caused by viagra. A small number of its users have turned blind after consuming the wonder pill. All of them suffering from a swelling of the optic nerve within 36 hours of taking Viagra for ED.

The medical condition, known as non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), causes a rapid reduction of vision and in the most serious cases, leads to blindness. NAION is considered one of the most common causes of sudden vision loss in older people. Its risk factors include diabetes and heart disease, which are also two of the leading causes of impotence. Is viagra like steriods in its application, does the job initially then catches up with you later on with continued use??
But Pfizer, the international makers of the blue magic drug which has been used by more than 20 million men since its launch in 1998, said the cases were a coincidence only. They’ve termed these accusations as baseless and circulated only to destroy their success by any potential competitors. According to them, the popularity of Viagra is due to its immense health benefits. It has been able to cure millions of ED patients worldwide and brought their sexual life back on track at long last.
But in spite of all these successes, some consumer advocacy groups are asking governments to add serious warning labels on Viagra and other ED drugs for the benefits of its users. This apparently positive step can keep its abusers at a distance. It will help in warning its users about its possible side effects and prove immensely beneficial for its genuine users.

So, the proper usage of this drug can revive the often dull and uneventful life of some aged people forever.

Perhaps VIAGRA OYSTERS may be good for you as OYSTERS are blind anyway and have been fed VIAGRA?

Further research is required to prove or disprove these findings to determine the accuracy of the claims.

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A handy store of ships cannon balls was a necessity in the old days of war ships. How were they to stop the cannon balls from rolling around the deck…A solution was to design a square base of 4 cannon balls with one placed centrally on top in a square pyramid fashioned with one ball resting on four resting on nine which rested on sixteen in total thirty cannon balls handy to the cannon. How were they to stay like that with the ships movement?

The solution was a solid metal plate containing 16 round indentations called a monkey.

If the metal was made of iron there was a tendancy for the balls and monkey to rust and freeze together.

The solution was to construct BRASS MONKEYS.

However also during very cold weather at the time it was known that brass has a different expansion rate than iron so when temperatures got down very low the brass monkeys would shrink before the iron and as a consequence the cannon balls had a tendency to roll off the monkey.


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Providing better outcomes in bowel cancer detection is the goal of Dr. David Hewett, a gastroenterologist from the Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital in QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. He has received a prestigious fellowship from the National Institute of Clinical Studies [N.I.C.S.]. Co sponsered by the Queensland Health Clinical Practice Improvement Centre.

Dr. Hewett will use the N.I.C.S. Quensland Health Fellowship to undertake a two year implementation project to improve the quality of colonoscopies.

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in Australia” he said.

Early detection is critical and a colonoscopy is the best invasive means of both examining the bowel and removing precancerous polyps but the quality of colonoscopy performance various.

“Via my “NICS” Fellowship, based at the Queensland Health Development Centre, I’ll provide training to both private and public colonoscopists to address this variance and improve patient care.”


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