FDA approves Carbaglu
SILVER SPRING, Md. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for treating a condition that causes too much ammonia in the blood.
The FDA announced Thursday the approval of Carbaglu (carglumic acid) tablets, made by Orphan Europe for treating N-acetylglutamate synthase deficiency, an extremely rare genetic disorder that can show up in babies soon after birth. The disease, also known as NAGS deficiency, can be fatal if not detected and treated rapidly.
“We are very excited that more drugs are being developed to treat very rare but often devastating genetic disorders,” FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research director Janet Woodcock said. “We hope to see continuing progress in this area.”
In clinical trials, Carbaglu was shown to reduce blood ammonia levels within 24 hours and bring them to normal within three days.
Endicia launches Dymo printable postage
PALO ALTO, Calif. Endicia announced last week the launch of its Internet postage solutions.
Dymo printable postage allows customers to print postage from their computer without dealing with the hassle of monthly fees or trips to the Post Office.
How it works: Dymo printable postage sheets are self-adhesive, non-dated label sheets allow customers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage right from their desktop, PC or Mac, using any standard printer. Postage is easily purchased through the account. And Dymo stamps, a roll version of the sheet product, can be used with premium models of Dymo LabelWriter printers — providing the added bonus of printing one label at a time and thermal ink-free printing technology.
“The availability of Dymo printable postage sheets is a real boon for our customers,” says Amine Khechfe, general manager for Endicia. “Now, small and medium-sized businesses can stock-up on Dymo printable postage sheets from their local store and print postage using Endicia without the added cost of a monthly service fee.”
Additional features and benefits include:
- Software that determines the right amount of postage, without overpaying
- Ability to print postage anytime, day or night, for added convenience
- Flexibility to print different denominations, including First-Class Mail (1 to 13 oz.), Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes and Boxes, Express Mail Flat Rate Envelopes, First-Class Mail International (1 oz.) and Postcard rates
- Automatic software updates during Postal Service price changes without additional costs
NRF names new president
WASHINGTON Matt Shay has been selected to serve as the next president and CEO of the National Retail Federation.
The announcement was made by NRF chairman Terry Lundgren, the chairman, president and CEO of Macy’s. Shay will be formally elected at the June 22 NRF Board meeting.
Shay joins NRF from the International Franchise Association where he served as president and CEO. He succeeds Tracy Mullin, who is retiring after 17 years as NRF’s CEO.
“Matt brings a deep level of knowledge and experience that will be very beneficial to NRF and its members,” said Lundgren. “He has the leadership skills, energy and enthusiasm necessary to guide this organization confidently into the future, and I look forward to working with him on the issues and projects that lie ahead.”