08/15/14 07:30 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Biogen Idec says that federal regulators have approved the specialty drugmaker's new treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. The company said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration cleared the injectable drug, dubbed Plegridy, after...
08/15/14 02:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Genentech's Avastin for a new use against late-stage cervical cancer, the seventh indication for the blockbuster biotech drug. The FDA approved the drug late Thursday for women with cervical cancer that is persistent, recurrent or...
By Jared Meyer | 08/14/14 04:41 PM
A proposed federal food safety rule would drastically increase costs for American onion farmers and consumers, without any improvement in public safety.
08/13/14 04:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Merck & Co. Inc. has won federal approval for a new type of sleeping pill designed to help people with insomnia stay asleep. The tablet, Belsomra, works by temporarily blocking chemicals known as orexins that control the sleep cycle and can keep people awake at night. It's...
08/12/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the approval of the XVIVO Perfusion System could lead to more...
08/11/14 06:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early...
08/11/14 03:45 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Plans to regulate cigars and other tobacco products the same as cigarettes may threaten one of the nation's top-selling cigar brands — Black & Mild. Under the Food and Drug Administration proposal, cigar makers would have to remove descriptions like "light," ''mild,"...
08/11/14 01:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration. Gonsalves was part of the confrontational group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, which staged protests outside the FDA's headquarters, disrupted its...
08/07/14 07:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus. Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
08/07/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc. recalled inks in...
08/07/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc. Read more on NewsOK.
07/31/14 04:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight. The agency says its proposal is designed to make sure that the tests used...
By Washington Examiner | 07/24/14 04:32 PM
Does President Obama approve of corporate criminality? He certainly has expended a great deal of energy condemning it throughout his political career, which makes something he did in 2013 all the more puzzling.
By Richard Pollock | 07/22/14 05:02 PM
One of President Obama's closest White House advisers counts among his key financial supporters a reclusive Swiss billionaire whose company conducted illegal human experiments that resulted in the deaths of three elderly patients.
By Blake Seitz | 07/20/14 12:09 PM
Jerry Greenfield, the eponymous second half of Ben & Jerry's ice cream company, was in Washington to quash a bill that would give the FDA sole authority to mandate genetically modified organism labeling.
By Philip Klein | 08/21/14
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