Stories tagged: FDA
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
The company has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to update its 40-year-old definition of the word to exclude most of the processed egg products that have become popular with …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 5:02 p.m.
U.S. government experts have rejected a proposal from Philip Morris International to sell its “heat-not-burn” tobacco device as a lower-risk alternative to cigarettes that reduces disease.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete. That’s the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials. But the …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
U.S. regulators have approved a new diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose weight.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what’s driving a patient’s tumor and …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
WASHINGTON – U.S. health authorities announced plans Thursday to crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
The Trump administration is moving ahead with Obama-era requirements to post calorie counts in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide next year.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
U.S. regulators have approved a new treatment for people with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
A new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles has been approved by U.S. regulators.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
The Trump administration’s new birth control rule is raising questions among some women’s health experts, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
A Massachusetts bakery’s granola may be made with love, but federal officials say it shouldn’t be listed as an ingredient on the package.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union sued Tuesday in a challenge to federal restrictions that limit many women’s access to the so-called abortion pill.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration has targeted more than 500 websites it said were illegally selling unapproved versions of prescription medications, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products, the agency …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
The makers of the EpiPen failed to properly investigate more than 100 complaints that the device misfired during life-threatening emergencies — including situations in which patients later died, according to …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Just as cannabis is gaining traction as a legitimate treatment option for military veterans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the “breakthrough therapy” designation to MDMA – the …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for a ban on menthol cigarettes, arguing that tobacco companies disproportionately target African-Americans when they market and promote the cigarettes.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
The FDA’s power to reduce the price of prescription drugs is limited, but its campaign to use generics to foster greater competition deserves wide support.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8 p.m.
An expert panel of scientists says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Computer simulations may get a role alongside human testing as part of an effort to bring new medications and medical devices to market more quickly and cheaply.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited disease in which abnormally shaped red blood cells can’t properly …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration said it’s taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 4 a.m.
The Food and Drug Administration says added ingredients need to have a health benefit to be counted as fiber on the new panel. And many ingredients that are currently used …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
The agency on Thursday approved Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp.’s product, which should go on sale later this year.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
The Food and Drug Administration is delaying a rule that would require food companies to label their products with a revised nutrition facts panel.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Federal officials are warning that some blood tests may have “significantly” underestimated lead levels, and they are urging the retesting of some children, as well as pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Gottlieb as President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration, putting in place a commissioner who has ties to pharmaceutical industry and …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.