The Senate passed a measure Thursday allowing people to purchase hearing aids without a doctor's prescription.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Legislation approved Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Appropriations Committee would prevent the FDA from requiring retroactive safety reviews of e-cigarettes already on the market. But most panel Democrats said the products are dangerous and are targeted at children.
By PBS NewsHour
A promising lung cancer treatment from Cuba is getting attention from U.S. patients, some of whom are already traveling there to try the drug in hopes of stopping their cancer from growing. American doctors can't prescribe CIMAvax because the Food…
In Congress, lawmakers are close to passing a major bill that would increase funding for the FDA, the NIH and the effort to fight opioid abuse. The measure would also introduce more flexible standards for drug approvals, reducing the need…
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
More than 1,300 lobbyists roamed the halls of Congress on the 21st Century Cures Act, and disclosure reports show most of them were working for pharmaceutical companies.
By Caleb Hellerman, Global Health Reporting Center
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration gave an important boost to a therapy that uses MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, to treat PTSD, clearing the way for one or more large-scale research studies. Since 2004, more than 100 patients…
By Megan Thielking, STAT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is gathering information on the amount of Nutella that constitutes a reasonable serving size.
By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News
Any company awarded a voucher can use it for a fast-track government review of one of its future drugs — or it can sell the voucher to another company.
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
The FDA, reacting to lobbying by patients and families, has approved a drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare and lethal disease.
By Usha Lee McFarling, STAT
Scientists on Monday will urge the Food and Drug Administration to crack down on rogue clinics across the country that market stem cell treatments.
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