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U.S. Food and Drug Administration
March 22, 2016
FDA adds boldest warning to most widely used painkillers
Federal health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to the most widely prescribed painkillers, part of a ...
March 21, 2016
FDA moves to ban most powdered surgical gloves
Federal health officials are moving to ban most surgical gloves made with powder, a feature designed to make them easier to ...
March 15, 2016
CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing
Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according ...
March 14, 2016
First-ever dissolving heart stent gets FDA review
A disappearing medical implant will get a closer look from the Food and Drug Administration this week. The FDA meets on ...
March 11, 2016
FDA expands use of Pfizer drug for rare form of lung cancer
The Food and Drug Administration expanded approval of a Pfizer drug to treat a small subset of lung cancer patients with a ...
March 01, 2016
Study: $3B will be wasted on unused portion of cancer drugs
High prices for cancer medicines aren't the only reason they cost insurers and patients so much. Waste pads the bill, a study ...
March 01, 2016
New FDA chief cites promise of harder-to-abuse pain drugs
The Food and Drug Administration's new commissioner is pledging to fully back efforts to develop harder-to-abuse painkillers, ...
February 24, 2016
Senate confirms Robert Califf as head of FDA
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration ...
February 12, 2016
Senate confirms nominees for State posts and ambassadorships
The Senate confirmed on Friday six of President Barack Obama's nominees for ambassadorships and senior positions at the State ...
February 03, 2016
Report: It's ethical to test embryos from DNA of 3 people
It's ethical to test a provocative new fertility technique that would prevent mothers from passing on rare but devastating ...
February 01, 2016
Price tag for Biden cancer 'moonshot' at $1B in Obama budget
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for cancer research in his upcoming budget, the White House said ...
January 28, 2016
FDA OKs Merck hepatitis C drug, adding to patient choices
Patients with hepatitis C have yet another advanced treatment option, as the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ...
January 25, 2016
Democratic senator blocks Obama's pick to head FDA
A Democratic senator said Monday he is blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration as ...
January 15, 2016
Court overturns tobacco company victory over FDA on menthols
A federal appeals court has ruled that tobacco companies had no basis to challenge a Food and Drug Administration report on ...
January 13, 2016
Report finds more infections from dirty scopes at hospitals
At least 250 people, mostly in the U.S., were sickened with life-threatening "superbug" infections linked to contaminated ...
January 06, 2016
Trying to right itself, a criminal investigation at Chipotle
Chipotle said it has been subpoenaed as part of a federal criminal investigation and that sales plummeted 30 percent in ...
January 04, 2016
First-of-a-kind drug approvals continued rise in 2015
Approvals for first-of-a-kind drugs climbed last year, pushing the annual tally of new U.S. drugs to its highest level in 19 ...