FDA

Meet the Cancer Therapy that Could Become the Second Best-Selling Drug in the World by Year's End

Conservatively, this cancer drug is expected to generate between $8 billion and $8.3 billion in full-year sales.<p>The pharmaceutical industry is big …

Stocks

A New Drug for A.L.S., but the Diagnosis Remains Dire

A neighbor of mine was recently told he has a devastating neurological disorder that is usually fatal within a few years of diagnosis. Though a new drug was recently approved for the illness, treatments may only slow progression of the disease for a time or extend life for maybe two or three months.<p>…

Health

There’s an herbal coffee recall for a pretty scary reason

It turns out an herbal coffee that promised miracles via “all natural ingredients” contains drugs. And these drugs can cause some pretty serious …

Coffee

People are dying while the FDA keeps these medical apps from you

Posted May 28, 2017 08:55 AM by Logan Albright<p>CJ_Romas | Getty Images<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>With the GOP proving itself entirely unwilling to repeal …

Conservative POV

Wall Street loves rule-busting. Here's how Trump makes it happen

Few Americans care about beryllium. Most have probably never heard of it.<p>But, it turns out, the metal – symbol Be on the periodic table – offers a …

Congressional Review Act

Advocate calls for chicken irradiation in Canada

A consumer advocate is pushing Ottawa to promote the irradiation of chicken to kill illness-causing bugs and to do a better job of getting buyers on …

Canadian News

Immunotherapy drug opens a new era of precision medicine for cancer

With little fanfare, the Food and Drug Administration did something this week that it's never done before: The agency approved a single prescription drug, pembrolizumab (marketed by Merck as Keytruda) for treatment of solid tumors in any organ so long as the malignancy bears a specific genetic …

Cancer

Trump's delay of calorie-posting rule jolts restaurants

Trump’s Food and Drug Administration delayed the rule just four days before it was supposed to go into effect this month.<p>President Donald Trump’s push to reduce the government burden on business is instead causing chaos in the food industry after he suddenly yanked a rule requiring calories to be …

Restaurants

Health Cops Now Calling for Regulation of Caffeine

The health police are turning their sights to energy, calling for tobacco style regulations on caffeine and bans on energy drinks for young Americans.<p>…

Conservative POV

The new FDA chief has a plan for taking on drug prices

Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb says he's figured out a few things the FDA can do to help control rising drug prices, even …

Health Care

We Love Amazon, but Here Are 6 Health Products You Should Buy Elsewhere

There’s a lot to love about Amazon. You can shop at 3 in the morning. You never have to deal with finding a parking space. Plus, you’re scoring tons …

FBI

Mandating Coverage Of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Would Be A Costly Distraction From More Effective Solutions

The devastating societal effects of the national opioid crisis are as far reaching as they are complex and require multimodal and highly coordinated …

Health Care

6 Sunscreens You Should Never Use

For truly safe sun protection, avoid these six categories of sketchy, ineffective products.<p>When you slather on sunscreen, you'd like to think that …

Skin Care

DEA chief: 'Marijuana is not medicine'

Drug Enforcement Administration acting Chief Chuck Rosenberg reiterated an Obama-era stance Thursday that "marijuana is not medicine."<p>"If it turns …

Cannabis

The Latest Drug Pricing Threat: The FDA

Health-care investors have another clear signal that regulatory scrutiny of high drug prices isn’t going away.<p>Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, made that clear Thursday morning, unveiling a host of policy plans that would enable the FDA to fight high drug …

Pharma

China API plant slammed and banned by FDA for having no quality control in place

Earlier this month, the FDA banned all products being shipped to the U.S. by a Chinese API maker, and a new warning letter explains why. It appears …

China

Why the rice industry hates this healthy new food trend

"Only rice is rice, and calling 'riced vegetables' 'rice' is misleading and confusing to consumers," begins the latest agricultural throwdown, this one courtesy of the president of USA Rice.<p>The lobbying group is understandably upset by what Quartz terms the "popularization of 'cauliflower …

Lifestyle

Answer to Drug Shortages

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “While Based on a Staple, a Vital Drug Runs Low” (Business Day, May 22):<p>Although the primary cause of drug shortages, like the recent shortage of sodium bicarbonate, continues to be manufacturing and quality-control problems, there are steps that both policy makers and industry are …

Health Care

FDA drug approvals rebound from last year, up over 100% yoy

Reuters reports that the pace of FDA approvals of new medicines is trending over double the rate of last year, with 21 getting the thumbs up so far …

Medicine

The best sunscreens to buy this summer

Not all sunscreens are created equal. When it comes to getting the best protection, it's important to consider criteria like SPF, formula and product …

Skin Care

FDA Panel Votes 12 To 4 to Approve Puma's Breast Cancer Drug

A panel of experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration says that a drug for breast cancer developed by Puma Biotechnology should be approved, but argued for more limits on which women should get the medicine.<p>The drug, neratinib, was tested to see if it would prevent breast cancer from …

Cancer

Who knew bringing down drug prices could be so complicated

<i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p>Donald Trump started his presidency with a pledge even more audacious than Obamacare repeal: He was …

ObamaCare

FDA approves a more 'personalized' cancer drug

Cancer treatments are becoming more personal. The Food and Drug Administration recently gave accelerated approval for Keytruda, a pre-existing drug from Merck, for use on patients diagnosed with solid tumors containing a specific biomarker. Rather than basing treatment on where the mutation …

Cancer

FDA: Controller for heart pump recalled over deaths

Federal regulators say nearly 29,000 controllers for implanted heart pumps are being recalled after reports of 26 deaths linked to malfunctions.<p>The …

Medicine

Merck's Keytruda wins first FDA nod to treat genetically ID'd tumors anywhere in the body

Talk about going on a roll. Merck’s Keytruda nabbed a first-ever FDA approval to treat a very specific type of tumor anywhere in the body. It's the …

Cancer

What Does the Food and Drug Administration Do?

In February the president of the United States met with a group of CEOs from pharmaceutical companies and promised to drastically cut regulations …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Women Not Getting Zika Follow-Up and Budget Threatens Funding, Experts Say

Only about a quarter of babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant are getting the recommended follow-up brain scans to make sure they're OK, a top government expert said Tuesday.<p>And confusion still reigns around the tests used to diagnose Zika in pregnant women — something …

Viruses

US approves Sanofi, Regeneron arthritis drug

US federal regulators have given the green light to French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and its US partner Regeneron to market a drug to treat the …

Pharma

Trump Budget Contains Little on Drug Prices Despite Tough Talk - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump has repeatedly excoriated pharmaceutical companies for high drug costs, but the policy and spending plans in his …

Pharma

IWF Joins Coalition Urging FDA Commisioner to Ease the Heavy-Handed Regulatory Approach to E-Vaping

featuring Julie Gunlock<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Independent Women's Forum today joined Taxpayers Protection Alliance and 18 other policy leaders and …

Climate