Rockville-based biotech firm RegenxBio Inc. received a rare pediatric drug designation from the Food and Drug Administration for a treatment for a rare neurodegenerative disease called mucopolysaccharidosis Type I that affects about 1,000 patients a year.
(NEW YORK) — A new treatment has been approved for the most common form of skin cancer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for advanced basal cell carcinoma, a skin…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels for popular pain relievers, adding information about the risk of heart attack and stroke in the short term. The changes announced Thursday apply to prescription…
(NEW YORK) — Kythera Biopharmaceuticals announced on Monday the approval of an injection to improve the appearance of a double chin by an FDA Advisory Committee. According to a press release posted to the company…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Food and Drug Administration panel is planning to review smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match’s request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes. The Tobacco Products…
Under intense pressure, the Food and Drug Administration opened its doors this week to hear directly from patients, providers and advocates on what many call an unmet medical need for women: sexual dysfunction. Hundreds from across the country urged the FDA to even the score.
To support its work with the Food and Drug Administration\’s IT solutions, Information Innovators Inc, also known as Triple-i, have acquired Global Net Services, Inc.
It\’s beginning to feel a lot like summer, and for a lot of people that means working on their tans. But if you\’re 18 or under, the FDA has new warnings about their effects.
It sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel. But it just might be the future of trauma medicine.
Many parents have heard the warnings about overloading kids with
sugar, but there may be something in food that\’s even worse.
It\’s not a surprise to local doctors that codeine now has the FDA\’s black box warning, cautioning doctors against writing prescriptions for the opiate painkiller.
Parents are leading petition drives to get the Food and Drug Administration to put promising, but still experimental, drugs on the fast track while their children are suffering from terrible diseases.
Men have Viagra, but what do women have? Two women talk about a clinical trial at George Washington University for
Sprout Pharmaceutical\’s little pink pill, called Flibanserin.
Data show that acetaminophen is linked to more deaths than any other over-the-counter pain reliever. During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too acetaminophen, one of the nation\’s most popular pain relievers. ProPublica takes an in-depth look at the dangers and what the Food and Drug Administration has long known about the risks.
It sounds like a Third World problem: Hospitals are rationing, bartering and hoarding critical nutrients that premature infants need to survive. But it\’s a problem that\’s happening in the Washington area and in other major cities across the country.