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  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean...

  • FDA proposes extending its oversight of tobacco

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration proposal being issued Thursday would ban sales to minors and require approval for new...

  • FDA panel rejects combination pain pill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers have unanimously rejected an experimental pain pill that combines two common opioids, oxycodone and morphine. The combination pill, Moxduo, was developed by QRxPharma with the aim of decreasing dangerous side effects of prescription painkillers,...

  • FDA plan would speed up medical device approvals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a proposal Tuesday designed to speed up development and approval of medical devices that treat life-threatening diseases and debilitating conditions. Under the Expedited Access Program, companies developing devices for critical and...

  • Supreme Court justices raise concerns about Coke's marketing of 'pomegranate' drink

    The Supreme Court on Monday appeared willing to let juice maker POM Wonderful proceed with a false advertising lawsuit against Coca-Cola in a dispute over a pomegranate- and blueberry-flavored drink. Several justices seemed to share POM Wonderful's concerns about the Coca-Cola product's label,...

  • Chuck Schumer calls on FDA to drop spent grain proposal

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer will be at a western New York brewery to call on the federal government to drop a proposal that has the nation's craft beer brewers up in arms. Schumer will be at the Rohrbach (ROR'-bahk) Brewing Co. brewery in Rochester on Monday to call on the...

  • 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...



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