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  • FDA official: Agency is committed to timely approval of vaccines

    An April 10 Manhattan Moment op-ed by Jared Meyer indicated that the Food and Drug Administration has inappropriately delayed access to and approval of a serogroup B meningococcal (or MenB) vaccine in the United States. This assertion is false. FDA is committed both to responding rapidly to...

  • Juicy dispute hits Supreme Court

    A juicy case awaits the Supreme Court when it hears oral arguments Monday on a dispute between the Coca-Cola Co. and POM Wonderful LLC, a rival beverage maker over a pomegranate-and blueberry-flavored drink. POM Wonderful sued Coke over the drink's label.

  • FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce ragweed allergies

    WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen. Ragwitek tablets dissolve quickly under the tongue. Patients are to take one daily, from three months before ragweed season begins...

  • Gov. Patrick: Appeal of Zohydro ruling unlikely

    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is leaning against any further court action on the state's bid to ban the powerful new painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts. A federal judge has issued an injunction against the ban, which Patrick ordered after declaring a public health emergency in light of a...

  • FDA approves injectable diabetes drug from Glaxo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a new injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline plc for adults with Type 2 diabetes. The agency cleared the company's drug, Tanzeum, to help patients control their blood sugar levels, in combination with diet and exercise....

  • FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce grass allergies

    WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. says the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new tablet for grass allergies, Grastek, for patients five to 65 years old. Meant as an alternative to weekly allergy shots, the tablet dissolves under the tongue. Taken daily for a few years,...

  • Lawmakers say e-cigarette makers target kids

    A group of congressional Democrats released a report Monday accusing the electronic cigarette industry of pushing their products on children and teens. The report shows a significant increase in recent years in the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors through social media, radio and televisions...

  • Manhattan Moment: FDA's outdated review process leaves people dying for drugs

    A recent outbreak of meningitis in Los Angeles has led to the deaths of three young men. The affected gay community has been encouraging people to get vaccinated and is even offering vaccinations free of charge. This quick response likely prevented further deaths. Unfortunately, similar...

  • Maine Medicaid rules reduce narcotic prescriptions

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's severe restrictions on opioid painkillers for Medicaid patients, requiring many to instead seek alternative pain management treatment for the past year, have sharply reduced the number of people obtaining highly addictive medications blamed for drug abuse and...

  • States rebel against powerful new painkiller

    BARRE, Vt. (AP) — State officials around the country are rebelling over a powerful new painkiller that law enforcement and public health authorities fear could worsen the nation's deadly scourge of heroin and prescription drug abuse. On Thursday, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced an...

  • FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an easy-to-use device that automatically injects the right dose of an overdose...

  • Feds: 'Marriage' and 'family' now include same-sex spouses

    Moving quickly to erase the Defense of Marriage Act struck down by the Supreme Court last year, the Obama administration has rewritten the definition of “marriage” and “family” to include same-sex spouses and family members as anyone with a “close" relationship.

  • FDA Oks new therapy to prevent hemophilia bleeding

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first hemophilia B treatment designed to decrease frequency of injections to prevent the excessive bleeding the clotting disorder causes. The medicine, Alprolix (all-PRO'licks), is for preventing or shortening bleeding...

  • Trial lawyers helped FDA with rule opening generic drug firms to lawsuits

    The association that represents America's trial lawyers played a special role in the Food and Drug Administration's process of developing a new rule that opens the door to suits against generic drug makers, a potential financial bonanza to lawyers -- and a $4 billion hit to consumers and the...

  • Bullies rule in the federal government

    We're told government protects us, but protectors quickly become bullies. Take the Food and Drug Administration. It seems like the most helpful part of government: It supervises testing to make sure greedy drug companies don't sell us dangerous stuff. The FDA's first big success was stopping...



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