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.
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.
Female Libido Pill Took Long, Winding Route To MarketFederal health officials on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug intended to treat women suffering from a lack of sexual desire.
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.
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.
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.
Listeria Found In Blue Bell Ice Cream Plant In 2013Listeria bacteria was found in Blue Bell ice cream's Oklahoma plant as far back as March 2013. That's according to test results released Thursday by the government.
Experimental Drug Access Closer For Terminally Ill Texas PatientsTexas lawmakers are closer to putting experimental drugs within the reach of terminally ill patients.
FDA Approves New Type Of Heart Failure DrugPatients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a novel drug.
FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes, Apples As SafePotatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying silent.
The Buzz On Essential OilsSeveral companies are marketing little bottles of essential oils as natural cure for ailments, from stress relief to weight loss.
Activists: FDA Policies Have Contributed To Rx Painkiller EpidemicAnti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.