March 30, 2011 In an unusual statement, the Food and Drug Administration said it's quite all right for pharmacists to go ahead and make their own inexpensive version of an expensive medicine to help some women avoid preterm delivery of their babies.
March 29, 2011 Armed with confidential information about how the Food and Drug Administration was going to rule on experimental drugs, an agency chemist and his son allegedly made more than $2.27 million by trading in shares of five companies.
March 28, 2011 Glaxo CEO Andrew Witty says it is clear trust in the pharmaceutical industry has eroded over the past 20 years. He outlined a path to redemption during a recent chat with Shots.
March 23, 2011 The ruling could have broad ramifications for the disclosure practices of drugmakers and other corporations.
March 17, 2011 Novo Nordisk hired Denver artist Mark Cline to paint a mural in Washington's Union Station that depicts the toll diabetes is likely to take in the United States by 2025.
March 15, 2011 Some states allow pharmacists to take charge of medication-related care for patients as long as any changes made by pharmacists are communicated to the patients' doctors.
March 11, 2011 The company's McNeil unit, marketer of such over-the-counter mainstays as Tylenol and Sudafed, has agreed to a consent decree with the federal government that will keep three factories firmly under the government's thumb for years.
Bling comes to cancer treatment in a lab at Northwestern.
March 10, 2011 Early research in mice finds that tiny diamonds may help reduce side effects and improve the effectiveness of cancer drugs. The next step is trying the combination in rabbits.
March 4, 2011 U.S. medical research institutions and pharmaceutical companies are performing more and more human studies overseas. research to developing countries. The trend raises some sticky ethical questions, which are getting more attention.
Has the FDA approved that cold remedy? Maybe not.
March 3, 2011 Drugs ranging from Accuhist to Zotex syrup were never put through the paces of an agency review. So now the regulators say the unapproved drugs cannot be sold anymore.
March 2, 2011 Women who use oxycodone, codeine and hydrocodone painkillers early in pregnancy may increase the risk of having a baby with birth defects, including heart defects and spina bifida, according to a new study.
March 2, 2011 The agency crunched data from 26 randomized controlled trials, the gold standard in clinical tests, and decided they do not show an increased risk of heart attacks.
February 24, 2011 An experimental medicine, taken twice a day, dramatically improved breathing in people whose cystic fibrosis stems from a particular genetic defect. If approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the medicine could be very pricey.
February 23, 2011 The strange fractures that may be associated with certain osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates occur low on the thighbone, where the femur is usually strongest. Bone specialists say the benefits of the drugs still outweigh their risks.
February 22, 2011 In a closely watched case, the high court ruled 6-2 that federal law shields vaccine makers from suits filed in state courts seeking compensation for injuries or deaths allegedly due to design problems with the vaccines.
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