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
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain bisphenol-A (BPA), the endocrine-disrupting chemical found in plastics and food packaging.
Doctors now have another weapon against HIV/AIDS in their arsenal, and it’s a potent one.
With the first new weight-loss drug to be approved in 13 years, dieters have a new weapon against obesity. Is it for you?
The FDA reports that drug prescriptions for kids have dropped overall since 2002, but while the use of certain drugs like antibiotics fell, prescriptions for others, including ADHD meds, increased significantly.
Counterfeit versions of Adderall, Teva Pharmaceutical’s widely used ADHD drug, are being sold online with the wrong active ingredients.
Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed says “more consumers will likely get burned this summer” due to the FDA’s delay in implementing stricter sunscreen-labeling guidelines
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added new warnings on Wednesday to finasteride, the drug used to treat male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate, citing sexual side effects that continue to occur even after patients stop …
(Updated) “Why didn’t I know about this when my child was alive?” That was the question raised over and over at a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing on Thursday by parents whose families make up the terrible …