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Pet owners are using their animals' drugs

PET OWNERS ARE USING THEIR ANIMALS' DRUGS

Vets often resort to prescribing human opioids to pets because only one is approved for animals. The FDA issued a plea to veterinarians...

Bio Roundup: Big Approvals, ICER Influence, Drug-Price Pushback & More

BIO ROUNDUP: BIG APPROVALS, ICER INFLUENCE, DRUG-PRICE PUSHBACK & MORE

We'll start the roundup this week with two drug approvals that came late last Friday. Both were landmarks for the companies receiving...

 
 
 
Lead levels in baby food ‘worrisome' but industry can fix the problem

LEAD LEVELS IN BABY FOOD ‘WORRISOME' BUT INDUSTRY CAN FIX THE PROBLEM

Laboratory analysis of 50 big-name baby foods all showed the presence of at least one heavy metal, with two-thirds having “worrisome”...

FDA approves Teva's generic EpiPen in blow to Mylan

FDA APPROVES TEVA'S GENERIC EPIPEN IN BLOW TO MYLAN

Teva Pharmaceutical's generic version of EpiPen just got approved by the FDA on Thursday. Teva's stock is up 5.7% in Thursday afternoon...

 
 
 
FDA Approves First Generic EpiPen

FDA APPROVES FIRST GENERIC EPIPEN

Teva's new allergy medicine is a welcome alternative to the high-cost brand name.

It's Official: The FDA Just Approved a Generic Competitor to the EpiPen

IT'S OFFICIAL: THE FDA JUST APPROVED A GENERIC COMPETITOR TO THE EPIPEN

The days of shelling out hundreds of dollars for your kid's misplaced EpiPen might be coming to an end. On Aug. 16, the FDA officially...

 
 
 
Pain Drug Race Continues as Regeneron Posts Early Phase 3 Results

PAIN DRUG RACE CONTINUES AS REGENERON POSTS EARLY PHASE 3 RESULTS

A new class of pain drugs that might offer an alternative to addictive opioids-if they're safe enough to use chronically-is inching...

Cascara Sagrada for Constipation Relief & Other Uses

CASCARA SAGRADA FOR CONSTIPATION RELIEF & OTHER USES

Cascara sagrada was once available as an over-the-counter herbal laxative, but due to a lack of supportive research and subsequent...

 
 
 
More than 400 confirmed sick in Fresh Express, McDonald's salad outbreak

MORE THAN 400 CONFIRMED SICK IN FRESH EXPRESS, MCDONALD'S SALAD OUTBREAK

In the past week, another 41 people were confirmed infected by Cyclospora parasites in an outbreak traced to Fresh Express salad mix...

Bio Roundup: Medicare Drug Prices, FDA Moves, Gene Therapy News & More

BIO ROUNDUP: MEDICARE DRUG PRICES, FDA MOVES, GENE THERAPY NEWS & MORE

Two imminent FDA rulings on two separate drugs aren't just noteworthy for the patients they'll help, but the long and winding road...

 
 
 
CVS Nasal Spray Recalled Due To Microbiological Contamination

CVS NASAL SPRAY RECALLED DUE TO MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION

HOLLY HILL, Fla. - A brand of nasal mist is being voluntarily recalled due to a microbiological contamination, which could be life-threatening...

FDA's “Preliminary Hypotheses” on cause of deadly E. coli Outbreak - Cow Feces

FDA'S “PRELIMINARY HYPOTHESES” ON CAUSE OF DEADLY E. COLI OUTBREAK - COW FECES

Surprised? I did not think so. Cattle feces from a CAFO gets into the water supply that is used to irrigate romaine lettuce - what...

 
 
 
Experts Say Vaginal Rejuvenation Devices Are Necessary for Women's Health, Despite FDA Warning

EXPERTS SAY VAGINAL REJUVENATION DEVICES ARE NECESSARY FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH, DESPITE FDA WARNING

If we worked in Silicon Valley or were part of the gaming community, we would be referencing “virtual reality,” but because we're beauty-obsessed,...

Vaginal Rejuvenating Therapies Up Risk for Women: Warns FDA

VAGINAL REJUVENATING THERAPIES UP RISK FOR WOMEN: WARNS FDA

Women who opt for Vaginal rejuvenation procedures to improve vaginal tone or pelvic function are at high risk as these procedures are...

 
 
 
Seeking action: Representative presses FDA for answers on cyclospora in salad

SEEKING ACTION: REPRESENTATIVE PRESSES FDA FOR ANSWERS ON CYCLOSPORA IN SALAD

Opinion Editor's note: U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro sent this letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Friday. Dear Commissioner Gottlieb: I...

HHS explores drug importation to combat rising domestic prices

HHS EXPLORES DRUG IMPORTATION TO COMBAT RISING DOMESTIC PRICES

Determined to explore more avenues to curb price hikes, the Trump administration is signaling that it is willing to consider what the...

 
 
 
Rosa asks FDA tough questions on Cyclospora

ROSA ASKS FDA TOUGH QUESTIONS ON CYCLOSPORA

Bio Roundup: Alnylam's Moment, Read on Rebates, Skinny Plans & More

BIO ROUNDUP: ALNYLAM'S MOMENT, READ ON REBATES, SKINNY PLANS & MORE

Millions of people might be on vacation as we hit the dog days, but drug makers and politicians aren't taking a break from the gamesmanship...

 
 
 
FDA weighs in on expanding Cyclospora outbreak linked to Fresh Express

FDA WEIGHS IN ON EXPANDING CYCLOSPORA OUTBREAK LINKED TO FRESH EXPRESS

Although, McDonalds is linked to nearly 300 illnesses, other illnesses may also be linked as recalls expand. NOTE - FDA and Fresh Express...