Traditional Medicine practitioners must use only FDA approved devices

Health News of Saturday, 24 October 2020

Source: GNA


Practitioners have been asked to ensure that samples of all the devices have been tested by FDAPractitioners have been asked to ensure that samples of all the devices have been tested by FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has asked traditional medicine practitioners to use only medical devices approved by the Authority in their health institutions for operations.

Martin Kusi, the Northern Regional Head of FDA, who gave the advice said for his outfit to ensure public safety, practitioners must ensure that samples of all the devices, imported or manufactured in Ghana must be accessed by the FDA.

He gave the advice when his office organized a one-day training in partnership with Ghana Health Service, Ghana Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association, Traditional Medicine Practice Council, on October 24, 2020, in Tamale.

A statement from the FDA, copied to the Ghana News Agency said the training had representatives from the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Pharmacy Council.

Mr. Kusi, also entreated herbal medicine practitioners to ensure that every medicine produced for the treatment of any disease is approved by the Authority before being administered.

He admonished practitioners to take advantage of the current favorable conditions in product registration to fast-track the approval of their herbal products.

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Zhittya Genesis Medicine Announces It Has Been Approved to Initiate Clinical Trials in Mexico …

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zhittya Genesis Medicine, Inc. (Zhittya), a private company, announces that it will initiate clinical trials in Mexico to test a medical hypothesis that has been advanced over the last five years that ALS may be caused by vascular disruption in the areas of the brain which house motor neurons, those neurons which become dysfunctional in patients suffering from ALS. The hypothesis is simply that the micro-vascularization in that area of the brain is blocked or narrowed, restricting the flow of blood needed to nourish the motor neurons. Just as with heart disease, where blockage of coronary arteries can lead to angina and heart attacks, that same process is now thought to underlie the development of ALS.

Dr. Jack Jacobs, Zhittya’s President and Chief Science Officer will be giving a free Zoom webinar on this topic entitled: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Is Therapeutic Angiogenesis a Potential Treatment to Reverse this Disease?” This webinar will broadcast on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am Pacific time, 12 noon Eastern time.

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Zhittya is developing a biological drug which in previous US FDA-authorized clinical trials has demonstrated it can trigger “therapeutic angiogenesis” or the growth of new blood vessels in ischemic tissues. Zhittya has prepared a White Paper entitled: “Human FGF-1 as a Potential Treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)”, which is available to all, free of charge, by emailing:

Daniel C. Montano, CEO of Zhittya stated, “I believe we are truly on to something here. Over the last three years, we have continually uncovered data which enhances our belief that therapeutic angiogenesis might be a viable breakthrough treatment for patients that suffer from ALS. If, as we believe, ALS is initiated by micro-vascular disruption in the brain, we hope our molecule can do in the brain, what it has already demonstrated it can do in the US FDA-cleared heart trial, namely, grow new blood vessels.”

Dr. Jack Jacobs added, “ALS is a progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease and the majority of ALS patients die within 2–5 years of receiving a diagnosis. There is no known definitive cause of ALS and hereditary forms of the disease only account for 5%–10% of cases. No cure has been identified and the lack of proven and effective therapies for ALS is an ongoing challenge. There are now multiple lines of evidence that have established that angiogenesis is deficient in this disease, leading directly to the death of motor neurons. I believe therapeutic angiogenesis may be a potentially novel way to halt the progression of ALS and we are pleased that the Mexican regulatory authorities have given us permission to test our biological drug candidate in subjects with ALS.   

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Zhittya’s management has been working to advance these medicines for over 21 years and many tens of millions of dollars have been expended in preclinical and clinical studies. Zhittya’s medicine initiates a biological process in the human body referred

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