FDA

Who Makes Fake Products? 40,000 Counterfeit Condoms From China Seized

Special agents seized more than 40,000 counterfeit condoms in San Juan, Puerto Rico, over the course of five days this week, according to a Thursday …

China

Bristol-Myers Opdivo Gets CHMP Nod for Head, Neck Cancer (BMY)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) announced that it secured a positive opinion for its cancer drug Opdivo from the Committee for Medicinal Products for …

Cancer

Why Wasn't Insys Therapeutics' Bounce Bigger?

Insys Therapeutics' stock rose on good news -- but not tremendously so.<p><b>Insys Therapeutics</b> (NASDAQ:INSY) finally got the news it has been waiting on …

Investing

DEA Approves Synthetic Marijuana for Company That Spent $500K to Keep Weed Illegal

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> Lobbying in the nation’s capitol is a billion dollar industry, but sometimes, companies dip their toes into state and local politics, as …

Marijuana

The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised.<p>But a new federal report, released last …

Public Health

Here's The Truth About This Goop-Approved Sex Supplement

In the new Goop sex toy gift guide (which is part of the Goop sex issue), nestled between a $165 deck of sex cards and $44 pubic hair oil, there's a little something for your "sexual energy": mason pine pollen. According to the site, Sun Potion Mason Pine Pollen "may support immunity, metabolism, …

Wellness

11 Things You Might Think Are Terrible for Your Diet That Actually Aren't

Let's live a little.<p>I'm used to the shaming look I get from my peers when I crack open a can of sugar-free Red Bull. The questions - and judgment - …

Nutrition

FDA approves Pfizer, German Merck immunotherapy for skin cancer

(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Thursday approved a drug developed by Merck KGaA and Pfizer Inc that helps the immune system to fight a rare form of skin cancer once it has spread to other parts of the body.<p>The Food and Drug Administration said it approved Bavencio, known chemically as …

Cancer

An empire of smuggled smokes

New York has ostensibly made the health of its people and its treasuries a priority by maintaining high cigarette taxes, but these taxes come with a …

Taxes

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

It’s dangerously easy to become addicted to prescription medication, and it can happen even when they’re taken as prescribed. Opioids and …

Addiction

Before You Try Them, Make Sure New Medicines Work

President Donald Trump very late last week nominated Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner. Scott is a strong choice: smart and knowledgeable about the FDA and its role in regulating one-fourth of all consumer products in America. But pretty quickly—including at …

Health Care

USDA vs. FDA: What’s the Difference?

Explaining the weirdly complicated food inspection system in America<p>The only difference, usually, between a cheese pizza and a pepperoni-topped pizza is the pepperoni. Yet in the United States of America, two completely different government agencies are responsible for regulating and inspecting …

USDA

Egalet Gets 4 Patents for Guardian Technology (EGLT)

Egalet Corp. (EGLT) announced that it secured four new U.S. and international patents for its proprietary Guardian Technology.<p>The Wayne, …

Personal Finance

Prescription Drug Regulation, Promotion, And Advocacy Has Gotten More Vexing In 2017

Editor’s note: <i>This post is part of a</i> series <i>stemming from the</i> Fifth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review <i>event held at</i> Harvard Law School <i>on Monday,</i> …

Health Care

Vape shops look to congress for lifeline

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — There’s a big push to get the president and congress to pass a bill that could mean life or death for the entire vaping …

Brainstorm Health Daily: March 23, 2017

DIGITAL HEALTH<p><b>A phone app that can track and analyze sperm.</b> Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital have created …

Health Care

FDA OKs Medicure subsidiary Apicore's generic Xenazine

The FDA approves Apicore's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for tetrabenazine tablets, the generic equivalent of Valeant Pharmaceuticals' (VRX …

Investing

Insys Therapeutics Syndros Gets Final DEA Rule (INSY)

Insys Therapeutics Inc. (INSY) announced that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has issued an interim final rule that would classify its …

Investing

‘Right-To-Try’ Advocates Help Pass Laws In 33 States As Movement Gains National Foothold

Legislation to allow terminally ill patients access to experimental treatments not approved by the Food and Drug Administration also have momentum in …

Public Health

Department of Nutritional Sciences announces new head | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.— Penn State has named A. Catharine Ross head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences.<p>Ross, professor of nutritional sciences …

Penn State

Can Old Prescription Drugs Provide New Treatments for Alcoholism?

By scouring thousands of medications created for other conditions, a researcher wants to find pills that can help overcome addiction.<p>In <i>The Drinkers</i>, painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1890, three men and a child huddle around a table as they glug down whatever’s in the pitcher in front of them. Their …

Addiction

Doctor says simple treatment a possible cure for sepsis

Latest health & fitness newsLatest health & fitness newsMore>><p>Posted:Thursday, March 23 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-03-23 23:47:51 GMT<p>Updated:Thursday, …

Medicine

Edamame Is Being Recalled in 33 States Due to Listeria Concerns

Edamame has been recalled in 33 states due to listeria concerns, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced.<p>Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise …

Health

Do you know if you're fertile? You may be able to use your phone to test that

Why it matters to you<p>Male infertility is a common affliction, but it often goes undiagnosed. A new device from Harvard could change that soon.<p>Your …

Fertility

The U.S. Government Just Inched Closer To Recognizing Marijuana As Medicine

The U.S. government inched closer to recognizing marijuana as medicine earlier this month when a federal research organization changed its tune on …

Marijuana

Regulatory Reform: Congress, Trump Priorities Should Include FDA

And the FDA would be a good place to start<p>‘It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future,” Yogi Berra famously (and apocryphally) said …

Government

Brainstorm Health Daily: March 22, 2017

DIGITAL HEALTH<p><b>The billionaires of health tech.</b> <i>Forbes</i> is out with its newest list of the world's richest people, and as you might suspect, a fair …

Health Care

It soon could be legal to buy your prescription meds in Canada

With prescription drug prices soaring and President Donald Trump vowing to take action, an old idea is gaining fresh traction: allowing Americans to …

Health Care

Valeant's IBS-D Drug Could See Competition (VRX)

Recently announced guidance by the U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA) could spell trouble for Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s (VRX) IBS-D fighter …

Personal Finance

Patient Groups Losing Faith In Pharma

News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical drug pricing.<p>Stat: Drug Makers Have A Bad Reputation Among Patient Groups <br>As far as many …

Health Care