: ' FDA'

FDA Issues Sodium Reduction Targets

The voluntary, draft sodium-reduction targets released today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could help prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths annually due to heart attacks and strokes, and could save tens of billions of [...]

FDA to Ban Trans Fats

By Richard Lenti Heralded as “one of the most important lifesaving actions” the Food and Drug Administration could take, the federal agency announced it no longer considers partially hydrogenated oil safe and will require the food [...]

Study: Some FDA Approved Drugs Risky

By Pat Anson, Editor The expedited review and approval of new drugs by the Food and Drug Administration may have exposed some patients to substantial safety risks, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. [...]

FDA Approves Zohydro

By Pat Anson, Editor A day after saying it wanted to restrict access to hydrocodone, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new more powerful version of the opioid painkiller that some critics say is [...]

Does FDA Have ‘Improper Relationship’ with Drug Makers?

By Pat Anson, Editor A U.S. Senator has accused the Food and Drug Administration of having an “improper relationship” with the pharmaceutical industry and has called for a congressional investigation of fees charged to drug makers [...]

Zohydro Decision Coming Soon

By Pat Anson, Editor The Food and Drug Administration has notified Zogenix Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) that it will soon make a final decision on the company’s powerful new painkiller, Zohydro. In a statement, the San Diego-based [...]

PROP: FDA Ruling a ‘Small Victory’

By Pat Anson, Editor The day after the Food and Drug Administration said it would change the prescription guidelines for some opioid painkillers, millions of chronic pain patients and their physicians are still trying figure out [...]

FDA Changing Guidelines for Painkillers

By Pat Anson, Editor The Food and Drug Administration has announced long awaited labeling changes for prescription opioid medicines – changes that adopt many of the demands made in a citizens’ petition that called for major [...]

New Warning about Acetaminophen

By Pat Anson, Editor Acetaminophen, one of the world’s most widely used pain relievers, can cause a rare but serious skin reaction, according to a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency [...]

FDA Tightens Regulations on Food Imports as Stomach Virus Spreads

By Pat Anson, Editor As federal and state health officials try to find the source of a stomach virus that has sickened hundreds of people – possibly caused by imported produce – the Food and Drug [...]