Tag: FDA

That Expensive New Cancer Drug Might Not Work

That Expensive New Cancer Drug Might Not Work

At least 50% of cancer drugs that were fast-tracked to patients by the FDA from 2008-2012 did not help them live longer or better lives. The most expensive drug also worsened quality of life. Even when these medications do not...

/ December 2, 2016

21st Century Cures Act Fails to Address Off-Label Marketing

The House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, sending it to the Senate. Lawmakers eliminated a provision addressing the "off-label" marketing debate raging between the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry.

/ November 30, 2016
FDA Lab Test Oversight

FDA Pauses Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests

FDA pauses stronger lab test regulations, setting its sights on an incoming Trump administration with the agency in its crosshairs.

/ November 25, 2016
PFC Banned by FDA

FDA Bans Chemical in Pizza Boxes Linked to Cancer

All that pizza you ate in college really was bad for your health — but not why you think. You can burn off calories from cheese and bread, but not the chemicals in your pizza box that may still be...

/ November 22, 2016
FDA Suspends Roundup Tests

FDA Stops Testing Food for Roundup

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended testing of foods like milk, corn, soy, eggs, and popcorn for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed-killer.

/ November 16, 2016
FDA Medical Device Injuries

FDA Launches Website to Report Medical Device Lawbreakers

Heads up, whistleblowers. The FDA has unveiled a new website for anyone to report that a medical device maker is breaking the law — for example, hiding safety reports or "off-label" marketing.

/ October 26, 2016
Testosterone FDA Warning

FDA Issues Warning on Testosterone Health Risks

Men who abuse or become dependent on testosterone or anabolic steroids face a number of life-threatening health risks, according to the FDA.

/ October 25, 2016

Halloween Contact Lens Wearers Risk Blindness, FDA Warns

Decorative contact lenses may seem like just the thing to finish your Halloween costume — but watch out. All non-prescription lenses are illegal and may cause infections or permanent vision loss.

/ October 24, 2016

FDA: Homeopathic Teething Tablets Linked to 10 Baby Deaths

Hyland's and CVS pull all homeopathic teething products — 400 injuries and 10 deaths linked to "deadly nightshade" belladonna poisoning since 1st FDA warning in 2010.

/ October 12, 2016

FDA: Bad Batteries on St. Jude Defibrillators Run Out in 24 Hrs

After two deaths, St. Jude and the FDA warn that bad batteries on nearly 400,000 implantable cardiac defibrillators can run out in 24 hours.

/ October 11, 2016