FDA

Debunking False Vaccine Claim

<b>Q: Has the Food and Drug Administration announced that vaccines cause autism?</b><p><b>A: No. FDA statements are grounded in scientific evidence. There is no</b> …

Public Health

One way to end meth addiction? Alter the DNA of addicts using gene therapy

Addiction Antibody<p>In a major step forward in addiction treatment, a group of scientists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has …

Genetics

Mass. governor signs law protecting birth control

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed a law Monday protecting free birth control in the state, as the Trump administration has taken aim at the …

Rights & Freedoms

Keep the Pentagon out of drug approvals

Motivated by concern for the health of American troops, members of Congress have proposed solving a hypothetical military problem with a real medical …

Boston

New Massachusetts law guarantees birth control coverage

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation that aims to guarantee insurance coverage for women's birth control regardless of changes in …

Business

Food and Drug Administration Closes a Loophole in Stem Cell Clinic Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration plans to more strictly regulate some stem-cell treatments offered by private clinics, the agency announced …

Medicine

FDA approves first new hemophilia treatment in nearly 20 years

TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with …

Medicine

7 iPhone Apps That Will Make You Even Smarter

Your iPhone isn’t just there to distract you — it offers a slew of apps that can make you even smarter. Whether you want to improve your knowledge of …

Learning

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Menu Labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance Menu Labeling: Supplemental Guidance for Industry addressing comments the agency …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to …

Medicine

Congress moves bill to speed medical reviews for military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military would gain new options for speeding reviews of medical products for soldiers on the battlefield under a legislative compromise passed by Congress.<p>But the Food and Drug Administration would remain the only federal agency capable of approving new medical …

U.S. Politics

FDA approves 'smart pill' equipped with tracking sensor

- Lots of devices are getting "smart" technology these days, with the latest being medication.<p>The FDA just approved the first medication in the form …

Medicine

FDA Issues Long Awaited Guidance on GRAS Panels and the GRAS Regulatory Framework

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two guidance documents regarding “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) substances: (1) …

Law

STAT Plus: Is the FDA approving drugs faster than ever? No, as the data show

With each breathless announcement and triumphant press release, it seems clear that the Food and Drug Administration is approving new drugs at a …

Scott Gottlieb

Why You Should Never Order Drinks With Ice, Bartenders Say

At your next company happy hour, you may want to consider ordering your mixed drinks “neat,” or at room temperature—without ice.<p><i>Business Insider</i> …

Energy

Cures and scientific breakthroughs happen through collaboration, new study confirms

Basic research can lead to cures, drugs and other scientific breakthroughs through collaboration, confirms a new study in <i>Heliyon</i>. Understanding the …

Research

FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioid addiction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> - U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by …

Pain

STAT Plus: FDA urged to ban a blood pressure medication with troubling side effects

A consumer advocacy group is asking the Food and Drug Administration to ban the sale of a widely prescribed blood pressure medication — as well as …

Medicine

Hurricane Damage To Manufacturers In Puerto Rico Affects Mainland Hospitals, Too

Support the news<p>At MedStar Washington Hospital Center, doctors and nurses are moving as many patients as they can from intravenous medications to the …

Puerto Rico

FDA warning blasts Lupin for failing to learn from past mistakes

Lupin has been trying for two years to get its plant in Goa, India, up to FDA standards so it can again release new drugs from there. But the Indian …

Pharma

Stop using silicon injections to enlarge butt or breasts, government warns consumers

Silicone injections to enlarge breasts, buttocks and other parts of the body are illegal and could cause life-threatening medical complications for …

Medicine

Is it legal to smoke marijuana in your backyard? An attorney weighs in

The Union-Tribune recently published a long story that explained what will happen on January 1st when the public can begin to buy recreational …

Cannabis

FDA approves a pill that tells your doctor whether you've swallowed it or not

A new pill that tells your doctor whether you're swallowing it or not has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.<p>The pill – a new …

Medicine

More Than 400 Millionaires And Billionaires Have An Unusual Request For Congress

"We write with a simple request: Do not cut our taxes."<p>According to most experts, the GOP tax bills circulating in both the House and the Senate cut …

Wealth

The Menu Label Cops Win

How many calories are in a pizza slice? The FDA demands to know.<p>The Trump Administration is knocking down stupid or destructive regulations at a fast clip, though one of the more ridiculous Obama-era directives survives: Last week the Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidance on a …

Trump Administration

Brainstorm Health: Trump HHS Pick, Cholesterol Gene Editing, Bill Gates Dementia Funding

President Donald Trump on Monday announced that he is nominating Alex Azar, a former top executive at U.S. pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, to be the …

Energy

Read the Letter

Dear Member of Congress:<p>We are high net worth individuals, many in the top 1%, who care deeply about our nation and its people, and we write with a …

Social Justice

STAT Plus: Here’s why investors in Geron, Puma Bio, Intrexon, and Ziopharm should worry

I’ve been writing too many positive stories lately. They’re ruining my reputation as the Night King of Biotech. This column is a return to …

Financial Regulation

What you need to know about the start of recreational marijuana sales in San Diego

A year after California voters legalized recreational marijuana, cities from San Diego to Eureka are about to find out whether consumers will flock …

Cannabis

Calorie counts on menus are going to be mandatory in 2018

The biggest nutrition transparency effort in America is finally happening.<p>It’s finally happening. After nearly a decade of delays, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to implement an Obama-era policy that will require restaurants and other food outlets with 20 or more locations to post …

Politics