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Topic - FDA
The unfolding drama between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and upstart genetic testing 23andMe is simply the latest in the long string of troubling overreach by regulators that will continue to stifle innovation and growth.
Did you ever buy a game or device for which the rule book or instruction manual was so thick and detailed that you were not able to comprehend it in a reasonable period of time, so you either discarded or failed to use the product?
A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy.
Princeton University administrators are mulling a meningitis vaccine for students, an emergency response to an outbreak on campus that has left seven with the disease diagnosis since March.
The government is a terrible and indecisive cook. One day the Food and Drug Administration tells the public it must eat more of something, and the next it says no, stay away from that. It's easy to conclude that the FDA merely wants to rid everyone's diet of everything that tastes good, with harsh admonitions to "eat your spinach."
Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.
It appears that the shelf life of trans fats will soon be facing an expiration date.
Electronic cigarette manufacturers and advocates are out in force on Capitol Hill this week as the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association stages its first-ever "Day on the Hill" lobbying drive. Reporter Nathan Porter sat down with SFATA Executive Director Cynthia Cabrera and Daniel Walsh, president and CEO of Purebacco USA, the second largest domestic manufacturer of e-liquid products, to discuss the state of the industry.
In a pair of closely watched abortion cases, the Supreme Court Monday received an appeal to block key provisions of a new Texas law restricting abortions, while the judges declined without comment to hear a case seeking to revive restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs.
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay over $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations of promoting three prescription drugs for off-label uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.
As big tobacco companies rush to cash in on electronic cigarettes and governments scramble to regulate their use, the nation's top researchers say basic questions about the safety and long-term effects of e-cigarettes have yet to be answered. They also caution that regulators may be about to go too far without knowing what they are dealing with.
The questions concerning the safety of electronic cigarette use are neatly matched by the questions concerning how — and even whether — governments should regulate the product.
New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled.
A federal judge son Monday struck down a new Texas law that would have required abortion providers to have hospital-admitting privileges, but declined to block a new rule on abortion-inducing drugs.
An estimated 580 pets have died and another 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have fallen ill since 2007 due to a mysterious ailment related to jerky-based treats, Food and Drug Administration agents said this week.