Culture of Revolving Doors in US Also Decides Which Drugs are Approved by FDA

Culture of Revolving Doors in US Also Decides Which Drugs are Approved by FDA

Citizens should be able to trust government appointed regulatory bodies to take the utmost care and apply stringent checks before declaring any drug to be safe and effective for treatment. After all, these decisions directly impact the health and lives of the country’s population. But the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) of the United States […]

FDA approves 1st medical marijuana drug

FDA approves 1st medical marijuana drug

A marijuana-based drug to treat some types of seizures could be available by prescription in Georgia as early as this fall. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Epidiolex for two rare and severe forms of childhood-onset epilepsy: Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Its active ingredient is cannabidiol, a chemical component […]

FDA Approves TPOXX To Be The 1st Drug For Smallpox

FDA Approves TPOXX To Be The 1st Drug For Smallpox

An actor-patient, made up to look as if he is infected with smallpox, is wheeled in an isolation pod during a drill at the Nebraska biocontainment unit in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) “You have smallpox,” are 3 words that you never want to hear, regardless of whether the “you” is you or any other […]

FDA recalls blood-pressure drugs due to cancer-risk ingredient

FDA recalls blood-pressure drugs due to cancer-risk ingredient

“It contains something that poses cancer risk,” FDA secretary-general Dr Wanchai Sattayawuthipong said during the weekend.  The recall is now underway and will conclude within the next 14 days. Recalled are: Valatan 80 drug registration No 1A/54 (NG); Valatan 160 drug registration No 1A 10/54; Valsarin 80 drug registration No 1A 4/60; Valsarin 160 […]

Austin family part of study for FDA approved cannabis-based drug

Austin family part of study for FDA approved cannabis-based drug

AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. health regulators recently approved the first cannabis-based drug to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy. FDA officials said the move is based on well-controlled clinical trials and one family in Central Texas took part.  Terri Carriker’s 15-year-old daughter Catherine is living with intractable epilepsy.  “Her seizure days, shut everything down. […]

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. This 1975 microscope image made available by the Centers […]

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug

The drug has been approved, on June 25, by the U.S. agency following an advisory committee unanimously recommending acceptance in April 2018. According to TechCrunch the agreement concerning Epidiolex represents a milestone in terms of pharmaceuticals, clustered around the acceptance of medical marijuana. The drug product Epidiolex is designed to treat the most severe types […]

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terrorist attack

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terrorist attack

(AP) U.S. regulators have approved the first treatment for smallpox, a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago, in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. But people born since then haven’t been vaccinated, and small […]

Dog heart disease linked to food, FDA says

Dog heart disease linked to food, FDA says

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dogs fed “grain-free” food based on peas, lentils or potatoes are developing an unusual condition that can cause an enlarged heart, the Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. The condition, called canine dilated cardiomyopathy, is more common in […]