U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Short Opportunity For Recent IPO Appian

When APPN's 180 day IPO lockup period expires on November 21, 2017, pre-IPO shareholders and insiders will be able to sell previously-restricted …

Business

Gene therapy will soon be able to treat blindness

<i>Credit:123RF</i><p>Patients who lost their vision due to a retinal degenerative disease will soon be able to see with a new gene therapy treatment.<p>Leber …

Medicine

Colorado trains K-9 police to save their dogs from opioid overdoses

<b>(CNN) —</b> Officer Brian Laas remembers the scene with vivid clarity -- it was earlier this fall, and he, along with his four-legged partner Rudy, had been called to a home in suburban Denver with a warrant for the arrest of one person who lived there.<p>Inside, the Arvada Police officer found a home so …

Justice

Ill. doctors have been leery to endorse medical marijuana, but that's changing

As a prominent Chicago surgeon, Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph sees them all too frequently: people who endure severe injuries or multiple surgeries, only to become addicted to prescription painkillers.<p>One patient who pleaded for help was on such strong drugs already that Bush-Joseph knew he couldn’t …

Cannabis

Purdue Approaches States in Bid to Settle Opioid Claims

Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma LP is proposing a global settlement in an attempt to end state investigations and lawsuits over the U.S. opioid …

Business

Would You Trust a 3D-Printed Mini Organ to Test Your Drugs?

Organoids are poised to solve the animal ethics issue and human testing fears. Could anything go wrong?<p>“No one wanted to believe it,” said molecular …

Medicine

Drugmaker seeks to settle claims it fleeced Texas' Medicaid program

AstraZeneca Plc is in talks to settle a Texas lawsuit claiming the company fleeced the state's Medicaid program by fraudulently marketing one of its …

Pharma

High school football team pushes ambulance off the field after it gets stuck

National<p>A truck pushed a car along a highway in St Louis, Missouri, for almost a minute on Tuesday, November 14. This video, filmed by onlooker Sanel …

Policing

Kids still get codeine after surgeries despite safety warnings

(Reuters Health) - Even after warnings from doctors and drug regulators about the dangers of opioids for children, 1 in 20 kids still get codeine after two common childhood surgeries, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Researchers examined records for almost 363,000 children who had tonsillectomies and …

Medicine

Major Lupus Stem Cell Study Receives Funding

News & Stories<p>Nov. 16, 2017<p>Major Lupus Stem Cell Study Receives Funding<p>The Lupus Foundation of America announced today it will provide $3.8 million …

Medicine

FDA clears nerve stimulator for opioid withdrawal symptoms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared for use an electrical nerve stimulator designed to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.<p>The device, made by privately held Innovative Health Solutions Inc., is placed behind the patient's ear for up to five days during the acute …

Health

Johnson & Johnson hit with $247 million verdict in hip implant trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were injured by defective Pinnacle hip implants.<p>The jury found that the metal-on-metal hip implants were defectively designed and …

News (U.S.)

Surprising Health Benefits Of Licorice | Reader's Digest - Reader's Digest

What exactly is licorice?<p>Alp Aksoy/ShutterstockWhen you think of licorice, your first thought may be of those black jelly beans that you always threw …

Alternative Medicine

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 …

FDA backs Roche's Gazyva in first-line follicular lymphoma

ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded approvals for Roche's Gazyva to include previously untreated follicular lymphoma, bolstering the Swiss drugmaker's efforts to strengthen its portfolio of blood cancer medicines.<p>Gazyva is a follow-on drug to Rituxan, which …

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

Roche hemophilia drug wins FDA nod, with a warning

ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Roche’s Hemlibra, a new medicine for hemophilia A that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to help to offset eroding sales of older medicines going off patent.<p>FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at …

Pharma

FDA expands approval for Pfizer cancer drug Sutent

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the use of Pfizer Inc's cancer drug Sutent to help prevent kidney cancer from returning following surgical removal of a kidney.<p>Sutent was approved in 2006 for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors and advanced kidney …

Cancer

Study on new treatment for ALS shows promise

Daniel Rompré says he’s not looking for a miracle to reverse damage done by ALS, but he’s hoping a new drug may help stave off further decline.<p>A …

Medicine

Yorgo's Foods products recalled for Listeria concerns

Greek-style food products from Yorgo's Foods were voluntarily recalled for potential Listeria contamination, the Kane County Health Department …

Public Health

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

Trump Administration Lashes Out Against Popularity of Exotic Drug Kratom

The Trump administration this week lashed out against users of the drug kratom, which some believe can help combat opioid addiction. The president's …

Los Angeles

Here's What You Need to Know About Intrexon's Third-Quarter 2017 Earnings

Missing Wall Street's revenue expectations was only one factor that led to a 26% drop.<p>Shares of synthetic biology conglomerate <b>Intrexon</b> (NYSE:XON) …

Stocks

Fact check: Walmart throws away piles of unexpired food in viral video, but why?

A viral Facebook video showing shopping carts full of unsold food being disposed at a Walmart in Celina, Ohio has caused uproar online, with many …

World News

Florida Goliath Grouper Harvest Update

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has postponed delivering the goliath grouper update until 2018. What does that mean for …

Scuba Diving

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 15

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening down 4 points at 7,410.4 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers.<p>* …

Markets

Before the Bell: What every Canadian investor needs to know today

Equity Markets<p>North American markets looked set to follow their overseas counterparts lower Wednesday. U.S. stock futures were sharply lower early on, with Dow futures down by triple digits as concerns over the timing of corporate tax cuts continues to weigh. In Canada, futures also signalled a …

Markets

EU Nations Scheme to Clinch U.K.-Based Agencies Post-Brexit

Britain’s planned exit from the European Union is triggering a contest for spoils that some observers say has all the decorum of a lurid pop-music extravaganza.<p>EU countries will decide on Nov. 20 where the London-based European Medicines Agency and European Banking Authority will move after Brexit, …

World News

5 Things Altria Management Wants You to Know

Find out the tobacco giant's latest thinking on the industry and its prospects for growth.<p><b>Altria Group</b> (NYSE:MO) has done an amazing job of dealing …

Stocks

FDA approves Ultragenyx drug for rare enzyme disorder

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Wednesday a new treatment made by Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc for a rare genetic disorder that can dramatically reduce life expectancy.<p>The drug is designed to treat patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type VII, or MPS VII, a condition …

Medicine