FDA

Does Water Ever Go Bad?

And why does bottled water have an expiration date?<p>If you've ever left a bottle of water in a hot car for a few hours, you know that the taste of …

Bottled Water

The Bogus Medicines the Feds Have No Plan to Stop

In a better world, the FDA would regulate homeopathic products. It would certainly be a lot cheaper and just as effective.<p>Homeopathic products are big business, grossing at least $3 billion a year. A 2007 survey estimated that 3.9 million adults and 910,000 children used them. These figures have …

Medicine

This Coffee Was Just a Bit Too Strong

Most people like a little pick-me-up in the morning, but that means different things to different people. The Food and Drug Administration isn’t amused about some imported morning beverages.<p>One might argue that the caffeine contained in coffee and tea is a sort of legalized, widely-abused drug that …

Coffee

Government broke health care; government needs to fix it

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Imagine a young father stepping into the street. He is alert and conscientious. Then, a government truck speeds around the corner. …

Health Care

Brainstorm Health Daily: July 21, 2017

Happy Friday, dear Dailies. Yesterday I participated in a panel discussion on the media business. But the audience, candidly, wasn’t interested in …

Council on Foreign Relations

One dead, 46 sick in Salmonella outbreak traced to papayas

Federal officials have joined Maryland’s Health Department in a warning against eating yellow Maradol papayas because of Salmonella contamination, …

Public Health

Coffee recalled for containing Viagra-like ingredient

A company based in Texas has recalled a coffee product after a substance found in a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction was found in the product, …

Coffee

Trump administration reveals first regulatory agenda

The Trump administration for the first time is mapping out its plans to cut down on the nation's regulatory rulebook with the release of its first …

21st Century

Big Tobacco Finds Surprise Allies in Smokeless Push

Tobacco companies want U.S. regulators to bless smokeless tobacco as a safer alternative to smoking, as cigarette consumption in the country falls. In its campaign, Big Tobacco has unusual supporters: some public-health advocates.<p>Many scientists agree that moist, smokeless tobacco, including …

Public Health

Healthcare Industry Lacks Awareness of IoT threat, Survey Says

Three-quarters of IT decision makers report they are "confident" or "very confident" that portable and connected medical devices are secure on their …

Technology

Putting the Public at Risk

In 1965, the world shook from revelations that a newly approved drug called thalidomide had caused severe and in many cases fatal birth defects in …

Clean Air Act

FDA tentatively OKs Merck's biologic basal insulin

The FDA grants tentative approval for Merck's (NYSE:MRK) LUSDUNA Nexvue (insulin glargine injection) 100 units/mL, a follow-on biologic basal insulin …

Insulin

Are you washing your pet's food bowl enough? Probably not, say experts

Pet owners putting their four-legged friends at risk of illness by failing to wash their food bowls several times a week, according to experts.

Pets

Chipotle Outbreak: How Does Norovirus Get into Restaurant Food?

The "stomach bug" norovirus is behind the latest outbreak of foodborne illness linked to Chipotle, according to health officials.<p>This week, a …

Public Health

An Irrational Reaction To TherapeuticsMD's News Release

FDA minutes reveal the need for a 52-week study was a mistake by the FDA in the trial design discussion.<p>The FDA did not see any safety signals from …

Dispute Resolution

Dubious stem cell clinical trials marketed on NIH website

Potentially dangerous stem cell treatments are being marketed on a website the federal government established to help patients find experimental …

Medicine

Vertex Shares Haven't Hit Their Apex

The party for Vertex Pharmaceuticals shareholders isn’t over yet.<p>Investors in the biotechnology company hit the jackpot on Tuesday afternoon after it announced breakthrough results in early stage data for its new cystic fibrosis treatment. The studies involved found that patients using the Vertex …

Business

Perspectives: A Nonprofit Drug Company? It’s Not As Wild An Idea As It Seems

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.

Pharma

New Drug Makes Brain Cancer Cells Easier to See, May Prolong Survival

As Sen. John McCain, recovers from surgery for an aggressive brain cancer, neurosurgeons who specialize in cancer say the main concern is tiny malignant cells that may have already migrated away from the tumor.<p>Surgery to remove a glioblastoma is challenging for even the most skilled surgeon. …

Cancer

FDA's Flashing Green Light Boosts Novel Drug Approvals

This week's approvals for Puma (NYSE:PBYI) and Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD) mean that the US FDA has given the green light to more novel drugs this year than …

Stocks

Puma Biotech Jumps On Breast Cancer Drug Approval

<b>Puma Biotech</b> (PBYI) is rising Tuesday, on news that the Food and Drug Administration approved its experimental breast cancer treatment, Nerlynx …

Cancer

Woodstock brand organic vanilla oats recalled for Listeria risk

Garden of Light Inc., doing business at Gluten Free Solutions in East Hartford, CT, has joined the list of companies recalling food because it …

Hudson Valley

From a list of over-the-counter sexual-enhancement products sold since 2007 that have been identified as harmful by the Food and Drug Administration.

Single Page<p><i>From a list of over-the-counter sexual-enhancement products sold since 2007 that have been identified as harmful by the Food and Drug</i> …

Harley-Davidson and Goldman Sachs fall but Netflix leaps

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:<p>Netflix Inc., up $21.90 to $183.60<p>The streaming video service said it gained a better-than-expected 5.2 million subscribers in the second quarter.<p>Harley-Davidson Inc., down $3.05 to $48.95<p>The motorcycle maker disclosed weak …

Business

Congress Squares Off Over Drug Pricing And A Controversial Drug Discount Program

House Democrats are calling foul on Republican assertions that cuts to a little-known discount drug program will eventually reduce skyrocketing drug …

Health Care

With health care on hold, here's what Congress is up to this week

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fate of the long-sought Republican Obamacare repeal and replacement bill is on hold now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed votes until Republican Sen. John McCain, who had surgery for a blood clot Friday, returns to work sometime after this week.<p>The delay could be a …

Politics

Amgen FDA Letter Isn’t A Surprise (Or A Concern), Says Jefferies

<b>Amgen</b> (AMGN) announced today that the Food and Drug Administration issued a Complete Response Letter for the Biologics<p>License Application (BLA) for …

Pharma

TherapeuticsMD submits CRL-related data to FDA, review timeline undetermined; shares down 7% premarket

TherapeuticsMD (NYSEMKT:TXMD) slips 7% premarket on light volume in response to its announcement that it has received the minutes from its Type A …

Brainstorm Health Daily: July 17, 2017

Good morning, Dailies. I’m in Aspen for FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech, which kicks off today at 2pm mountain time and continues through Wednesday. We’re …

Amgen

New One-Time Cancer Treatment Could Save Thousands of Lives

What if you had cancer, and then only needed a one-time treatment in order to go into remission? It might seem like a dream come true — and a dream a …

Cancer