A new study claims pharmaceutical companies may be misusing FDA safety guidelines to block generic drugs from market, costing the health care system more than $5 billion dollars a year.
By Joshua Barajas
Although lawmakers have repeatedly called on Congress to create a special office within the FDA to regulate health apps available in the mobile marketplace, the idea was rejected at a roundtable discussion on medical device security in…
By Vic Pasquantonio
As of January of this year, there were more than 460 e-cigarette brands available for purchase online, and around 7,700 flavors, including Swedish fish, roasted marshmallow and vanilla cupcake.
By Stephen Fee
This May, Colorado's governor signed the nation's first "right to try" bill, which allows terminally ill patients to try unapproved — and potentially dangerous — drugs outside of clinical trials and without approval from federal regulators.
By Mike Sherry, The Hale Center for Journalism
If you were dying and had exhausted all conventional treatment options, wouldn’t you want immediate access to a drug that might prove to be a miracle cure? That’s the promise of proposed legislation that could make Missouri the third state…
Terminally ill patients often are frustrated to hear about experimental drugs they think might help them, but have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration -- a process that often takes years.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Vermont recently became the first state to require labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Bills and ballot initiatives are pending in many more. What about the rest of the country? And does labeling matter?…
By Anya van Wagtendonk
Citing efforts “to make the next generation tobacco-free,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules Thursday for e-cigarettes that would regulate the devices in a manner similar to traditional cigarettes. The new rule would require manufacturers of…
Organic food sales totaled some $30 billion in the U.S. last year and suppliers can barely keep up with demand. Earlier this week, the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart, announced that it would slash prices of some of its organic products…
By Lauran Neergaard, Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an overdose antidote that doctors could prescribe for family members or caregivers to keep on hand, in a pocket or medicine cabinet. Called Evzio, it's a device that automatically injects the right…
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