FDA

Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a dispute between rival drug companies that could affect how quickly life-saving generic medicines are available to the public.<p>The case before the justices involves the cutting-edge field of biologics — drugs made from living cells instead …

Pharma

Why It's Important to Get Rid of Unused Medication

When it comes time to dispose of your leftover or expired medicines, you might be tempted to just toss unused pills into the trash—20 percent of …

Consumer Reports

Trump is the wrong medicine in our economic Medical Mystery story!

For lovers of “Medical Mystery” stories, you know the pattern: A baffling collection of symptoms presents, and a wrong diagnosis is made. A treatment is prescribed and tried, and not only does the patient not get better, but also the deterioration continues, or worsens.<p>President Trump is the wrong …

Opinion

FDA: Stop buying miracle cancer drugs on Instagram

The FDA has issued a warning to social media users not to be taken in by miracle cures hawked on the internet. The agency found 14 companies that made fraudulent, outrageous claims about the power of their medicines on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Marketed as "treatments," and often …

Medicine

House Bill Would Exempt E-Cigs From Tobacco Regs

The world’s largest tobacco and cigarette companies continue to pile up profits, seeing their shares climb defiantly amid declining smoking rates and …

Marijuana

Protect yourself from dangerous products: Everything to know about recalls and consumer rights

From defective cars that accelerate on their own to exploding SodaStream bottles to salad with bats in the mix, products of all types have recently …

Consumer Reports

FDA cracks down on companies peddling fraudulent cancer treatments

The Food and Drug Administration ordered 14 companies to stop making bogus claims about cancer cures - including asparagus extract, exotic teas and topical creams for pets - or face possible product seizures and criminal prosecution.<p>The letters covered more than five-dozen unapproved products that …

Cancer

FDA OK's Flex Pharma's IND for ALS candidate FLX-787; Phase 2 study on tap for summer

The FDA has approved Flex Pharma's (FLKS) Investigational New Drug (IND) application related to FLX-787. The company intends to initiate a U.S. Phase …

Medicine

Democratic senators seek assurances from Trump pick for FDA

A group of U.S. senators led by Elizabeth Warren is pushing President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration for more …

Donald Trump

"FDA targets products making unfounded cancer claims

Cancer

Texas Sues Trump Administration To Recover Execution Drugs It Bought From India

On Wednesday, Texas followed through on a promise to sue the federal government in an attempt to obtain lethal injection drugs the Food and Drug Administration maintains are illegal.<p>The Wednesday court filing sets up the unusual scenario of Texas suing the Trump administration for hindering the …

Trump Administration

Here’s How Much Coffee You Should Drink If You Want To Be Healthy

So you’re a coffee addict. Welcome to the club. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 64 percent of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee a day, with …

Research

AKBA Jumps On Otsuka Deal, MNOV Abuzz, CAPR Counting On HOPE...

Shares of Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (AKBA) jumped over 28% in after-hours trading on Tuesday, following an expanded collaboration and license …

Medicine

Perspectives: Importing Drugs Isn’t The ‘Nuclear Option’ The Industry Paints It To Be

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.<p>The New York Times: How To Stop Drug Price Gouging <br>If Mr. Trump wishes to show he’s serious about his …

Health Care

The Medicines Co. gets FDA OK on late-stage development program for cholesterol-lowering inclisiran; shares ahead 4% premarket

The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) is up 4% premarket on light volume in response to its announcement that the FDA has agreed to a Phase 3 program …

Pharma

States Reconsider Sunscreen as Banned Drug in Schools

« Do Messages About Social-Emotional Learning Harm Students of Color? | Main<p>| No comments<p><i>By guest blogger Lisa Stark</i><p>Head to a park or a pool and …

Education

This Guy Gorged On Fish For A Year To See If Omega-3 Really Boosts Your Health

Of course, Greenberg is just one man with his own lifestyle and a unique set of genetics.<p>"The totality of research suggests that omega-3 intake is positively linked to a healthy heart," according to the trade group Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3s, or GOED, whose members include …

Nutrition

Hey, Coffee Lovers: Here’s Some Great News About Caffeine and Health

By one estimate, the average American consumes about 165 milligrams of caffeine per day. For reference, that’s a little more than what you’d get from …

Health

Soylent Recalls Another Batch

After two recalls last year, Soylent voluntarily recalled over 800 boxes of its dairy-free powder product after potential lactose "cross contact" in its production facility.<p>Soylent, the meal-replacement startup, has recalled hundreds of boxes of its powder marketed as vegan and dairy-free due to a …

Gluten

The FDA Just Cracked Down on 14 Companies Selling Fake Cancer Treatments

Asparagus might be good for you, but there is no firm evidence to suggest it can prevent cancer. And yet, the website for wellness company BioStar …

Cancer

4 Ways Researchers Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Making Babies

Reproductive science is moving at a pace that few scientists could have predicted.<p>Infertility treatment is more common than ever, thanks to technology.<p>More than 70,000 babies were born through in-vitro fertilization in 2014, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. …

Fertility

Demand for newer drugs boosts Eli Lilly

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly adjusted profit as the drugmaker benefited from higher demand for its newer products including diabetes treatment Trulicity and psoriasis drug Taltz.<p>Sales in Lilly's newer drugs, including Taltz, Trulicity and lung cancer …

Investing

Regulatory Recon: India Antitrust Regulator Probes Roche Over Herceptin; GSK CEO Walmsley Says Pharma is Top Priority (26 April 2017)

<i>Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.</i><p>In Focus: US<p>US FDA Still Waiting For Cures Money, Woodcock …

Fluid-filled bio bag keeps baby lambs alive for weeks, may help preemies survive

Why it matters to you<p>In the future, these biobags may be used to help premature babies survive.<p>An artificial womb has been used to keep premature …

Pregnancy

FDA Warns of 14 ‘Fraudulent’ Cancer Cure Companies

The claims seem remarkable. "If a person eats 6-12 apricot kernels per day, they will never have to worry about cancer," one site says. "Silymarin also seems to have anticancer properties. It can stop cancer cells from multiplying, kill cancer cells, and block their blood supply," says …

Cancer

Can e-cigarettes actually help people quit smoking?

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that over a third of Americans looking to quit smoking are turning to e-cigarettes, even …

Health

A closer look at the FDA’s stronger warning on pain meds for kids

The latest Food and Drug Administration warnings on medications containing codeine and tramadol, two opium derived medicines, restricts use in …

Philadelphia

What does 'healthy' mean when it comes to food?

<b>Anyone who's ever walked into a grocery store has seen the various health claims on food items calling certain products "healthy." But what exactly does “healthy” mean — and can you rely on it?</b><p>The Food and Drug Administration is trying to find out. The federal agency recently began a public process …

Nutrition

A biotech's new drug sold 3 times better than expected — and the stock is taking off

April 25 (Reuters) - Biogen Inc reported quarterly revenue and profit that beat analysts' estimates, boosted by strong sales of recently launched spinal muscular atrophy drug Spinraza.<p>Shares of the company, which spun off its hemophilia business in February, were up 4.8 percent at $290.20 in …

Investing

The 8 Weirdest Food Recalls in America

Some people are getting a breakfast that’s not par for the course: golf balls in their breakfast scrambles.<p>Manufacturer McCain Foods USA has recalled …

Food