Senate Panel Questions FDA Nominee On Drug Prices, ApprovalsPresident Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration defended his record Tuesday as senators pressed him about rising drug prices, slow approval times for new drugs and his ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
Cryotherapy Use Spreads, Though It's Unproven, UnregulatedFrom Japan to Europe and now in Texas and other states in the U.S., a growing number of people are seeking cryotherapy — a treatment that subjects their bodies to cold temperatures far below those found anywhere on Earth.
FDA Agrees To Hear From Texas, Arizona On Seized Execution DrugsThe federal government has agreed to hear arguments from Texas and Arizona prison officials after agents seized drugs that both states were trying to import for use in executions.
Field Of Sexual Medicine Tightly Intertwined With Pharmaceutical IndustryHow do you measure sexual desire? If you're a drugmaker trying to win approval for a medication to boost female libido, it might come down to two questions on a medical questionnaire.
FDA: Cyclospora Outbreaks Linked To Mexican CilantroThe Texas Department of State Health Services is among the state and federal agencies that have identified Mexican cilantro as the cause of a cyclospora outbreak.
Popular Morning Sickness Drug: Helpful Or Harmful?For decades, the anti-nausea drug, Zofran has been used to fight morning sickness. But, the FDA does not approve the drug for that use.
Blue Bell Outlines Actions In Response To FDA ReportsBlue Bell Creameries has provided the FDA a detailed list of corrective actions currently underway in response to the agency's inspection reports at its production facilities.
FDA Documents Show Early Problems At Blue Bell PlantsNewly released documents show some early evidence of problems at Blue Bell Creameries' plants in Texas and Oklahoma.
FDA Considers Changing Ban To Allow Some Gay Men To Give BloodThe FDA announced Tuesday that they're considering making a change to a blood ban that's been in place for 30 years. The FDA is proposing easing up on the regulation that prohibits gay and bisexual men from ever donating blood during their lives.
Lawmakers Vote To Ban E-cigarette Sales To MinorsE-cigarettes would be off-limits for Texas minors to purchase under a proposal that has cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature.
FDA Unaware Of Listeria In Blue Bell Plant Before OutbreakFederal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned deadly.
"Marijuana Oil" Bill OK'd By Texas Senate - But It's Not What You ThinkThe Texas Senate approved a limited medical marijuana bill Thursday, authorizing the sale of Cannabidiol oil (CBD), which is used to help control seizures associated with intractable epilepsy.