Food And Drug Administration

American Academy Of Dermatology Statement On The Safety Of Sunscreen

"Recent accounts of the Food and Drug Administration's proposed sunscreen rule incorrectly suggest that many sunscreens currently on the market do not meet safety requirements of the FDA. In fact, only two ingredients were proposed to be unsafe --...
Related topics: Dermatology

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'game Changer' For Schizophrenia On The Horizon?

A potentially first-in-class psychotropic agent for schizophrenia that does not work through dopamine gets breakthrough therapy designation from the US Food and Drug Administration. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Schizophrenia

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Fda Allowed Medtronic To Shield Info On Heart Device Failures

Medtronic allowed to report in secret the failures of its heart device - concealing information from patients, their doctors, and consumer advocates.
Related topics: Medtronic

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How One Man Is Drawing Big Pharma’s Attention To Neglected Diseases

For leveraging FDA vouchers’ value to develop cures for global maladies, Mark Sullivan is one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. Read Full Story

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Children With Cancer Wait An Average Of 6.5 Years Longer Than Adults To Access New Drugs

An analysis of 117 cancer drugs approved by the US FDA over a 20-year period finds the drugs took a median of 6.5 years to go from the first clinical trial in adults to the first trial in children.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Clinical Trials

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Fda Warns Of Increased Mortality With Abiomed Impella Rp

A letter to healthcare providers says the increased risk is mostly among those who would not have qualified for premarket approval studies, and it recommends sticking to the approved indication. News Alerts
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How Much Is Too Much? Doctors Disagree Over How To Limit Opioid Prescriptions.

The CDC and the FDA caution doctors not to taper the doses too quickly and cause patients to suffer “uncontrolled pain, psychological distress and suicide.”
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Psychology

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A Self-styled Archbishop's Conspiracy Theory Claiming That Drinking Bleach Is A Cure For Autism Was...

Business Insider uncovered a network of YouTube videos promoting Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), which proponents claim can be used to "cure" conditions from autism, to cancer, to malaria. The US Food and Drug Administration has warned that the...
Related topics: Conspiracy Theories, Autism, Health Videos, Cancer, Oncology, Malaria

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Fda Oks Midazolam Nasal Spray (nayzilam) For Seizure Clusters

Nayzilam is the first FDA-approved nasal option for treating seizure clusters that are distinct from a patient's usual seizure pattern in patients aged 12 years or older. FDA Approvals

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Wcg Clinical- Fda News: Clinical Trial (ct) Specialist

With benefits: WCG Clinical- FDA News: The CT specialist is responsible for developing and writing daily, weekly and monthly articles on for CenterWatch Weekly, Monthly and DID. Falls Church, Virginia
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Religion

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Key Drug Target Shown Assembling In Real-time

Over one-third of all FDA-approved drugs act on a specific family of proteins: G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). Drugs to treat high blood pressure, asthma, cancer, diabetes and myriad other conditions target GPCRs throughout the body--but a...
Related topics: Proteins, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Asthma, Cancer, Oncology, Diabetes

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Bottle Of Lies: How Poor Fda Oversight & Fraud In Generic Drug Industry Threaten Patients’...

Generic drugs amount to 90% of all prescriptions filled in the U.S., most of them made in plants in India and China. Generic drugs can be more affordable, but in her new explosive book “Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug...

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Fda Warns Against Use Of Unauthorized Diabetes Devices

The warning, based on a single case report, prompted responses from the developers of do-it-yourself artificial pancreas systems and JDRF. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Diabetes

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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued 3 new recalls and 2 product warnings.

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Reduction In Drinking Associated With Improvements In Health And Quality Of Life

In clinical trials for alcohol use disorder (AUD), abstinence and no heavy drinking days are currently the only end points approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, many individuals who do not achieve these end points may still...
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Alcohol

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Cystic Fibrosis Patients Turn To Experimental Phage Therapy

Microphage therapy has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but there is growing interest in the treatment for cystic fibrosis.
Related topics: Cystic Fibrosis

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Avelumab + Axitinib Approved For Treatment Of Renal Cell Carcinoma

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- Avelumab (BAVENCIO) was approved this week for first-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in combination with axitinib, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The agency based the approval on...

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Fda Approves Venetoclax For Chronic, Small Lymphocytic Leukemia

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- Venetoclax (VENCLEXTA) has been approved to treat adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday. Data from CLL14, a...
Related topics: Leukemia, Lymphoma

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Smartphone App And Paper Funnel Could Help Diagnose Ear Infections

Researchers have developed a smartphone app that can help diagnose an ear infection. Parents will be able to use it at home, pending further tests and Food and Drug Administration approval.
Related topics: Medical Research

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When Science And Politics Collide: Support For Enhancing Fda Independence

Earlier this year, twin papers authored by seven former Food and Drug Administration commissioners, published by Health Affairs and the Aspen Institute on the same day, suggested that the FDA should become an independent agency.

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