Stories tagged: FDA
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.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
If prices don’t come down, and quickly, Trump should back up his tough talk with action.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Some varieties of Sabra hummus are being recalled amid concerns over possible listeria contamination.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
A rise in overdose deaths from heroin laced with fentanyl and other powerful additives prompted two federal advisory committees on Wednesday to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration authorize …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Health officials are warnings doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving final approval for a field trial releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys.
Tue., July 5, 2016, noon
WASHINGTON – A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries. But not so fast, …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 8:53 p.m.
The federal Food and Drug Administration says arsenic has been found at nearly nine times the allowed limit in samples of apple juice from a Yakima Valley processor.