By Peter J. Pitts | 12/06/13 11:12 AM
"A good name is better than precious ointment." – Ecclesiastes 7:1 Federal approval of biosimilars promises to be a very good thing, but the devil is in the details. Unfortunately, we’re seeing a disturbing trend relating to one of those key details: naming nomenclature. Biosimilars are...
12/03/13 10:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators are warning the public that certain cardiac defibrillators recalled by Philips Healthcare may fail to deliver a needed shock in an emergency. Defibrillators are used by emergency responders and others to restore normal heart function in people...
By Op-Ed Contributor | 11/29/13 10:33 AM
On Nov. 22, the Food and Drug Administration flexed its regulatory muscles by sending a warning letter to a genetic-testing company that goes under the stylish name of 23andme.
By Eric Turner | 11/20/13 08:09 AM
Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year's probation. The first-term Republican entered the plea Wednesday, acknowledging that he purchased 3.5 grams of cocaine from an undercover agent.
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/19/13 05:42 PM
Electronic cigarettes give smokers a nicotine fix without the stink, tar, fire or carbon monoxide of real cigarettes. They may be a cheap, healthy way to help smokers quit. So, I'll give you three guesses which industry is behind the global push to clamp down on e-cigarettes. If you assumed...
By Associated Press | 11/18/13 09:11 AM
PRINCETON, N.J. — Princeton University officials are deciding whether to give students a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the disease.
11/12/13 10:10 PM
U.S. farmers may lose as much as 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) of annual soybean production if regulators move too quickly to ban trans fats in processed food, according to the American Soybean Association. The Food and Drug Administration said last week it’s on a “clear track”...
By Charlie Spiering | 11/12/13 08:39 AM
Sen. Rand Paul warned Americans that the federal government is targeting doughnuts, the latest example of the oppressive nanny state in America. "They're coming after your doughnuts!" the Kentucky Republican said, referring to the Food and Drug Administration decision to ban trans fats.
11/10/13 12:12 PM
In the tug-of-war between public health and personal freedom, the Food and Drug Administration's decision to ban trans fats barely rates a ripple.
By Sean Lengell | 11/04/13 04:07 PM
The Supreme Court on Monday said it won't rule on a case seeking limits on the abortion-inducing drug RU-486, leaving in place an Oklahoma court ruling that rejected a state law curbing the use of the so-called "abortion pill."
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