After two attempted votes followed by computer glitches and giggles, the FDA panel to assess restrictions on the diabetes drug Avandia narrowly voted Thursday to modify the restrictions.
Energy drinks and soda? Yawn. Now it’s all about inserting caffeine into other foods, from potato chips to mints. What’s behind our need for more caffeine?
About 1 in 6 people in the United States gets sick from eating contaminated food, a rate that has not declined in seven years.
Even though promotional drug meetings are one of the most common ways doctors find out about new medications, a new study shows they’re not getting all the information.
Words like “light” and “mild” can’t be used on cigarette packages, but colors can.
Jenn McNary’s two sons have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Why can only one child access a drug that can prolong his life?
Kids with high exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A exhibit unusual levels of protein in the urine – an early warning sign of possible kidney and cardiovascular problems
Two cases could trigger dramatic changes in the way medications and therapies are regulated.
Health officials expect yet more cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid shots
The AIDS advocacy group Act-Up sped up the FDA’s drug approval process, improved patients’ access to drugs and changed the course of an epidemic. How did they do it?
In a new book, “Bad Pharma,” British columnist Dr. Ben Goldacre lays out all the clever ways in which the pharmaceutical industry is getting bad drugs onto shelves
New synthetic drugs are popping up at such a rate that the government can’t ban them fast enough. Maybe we should talk about regulating recreational substances instead