Contrary to some political claims, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved more drugs, and two to three months faster on average, than European regulators did in recent years, new research shows.
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 03:48 PM CDT
Trump's FDA Pick Says Tackling Opioid Crisis a Top Priority
The doctor nominated to head the powerful Food and Drug Administration told senators Wednesday that his first priority would be tackling the opioid crisis, and he pledged that science will prevail at the agency...
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 06:59 PM CDT
1 in 10 US Pregnant Women With Zika Have Babies With Defects
About 1 out of 10 women in the United States who tested positive for the Zika infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and...
A White House offensive to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill got an uneven reception Tuesday from GOP moderates and conservatives, leaving prospects shaky for the party to salvage one...
Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 02:25 PM CDT
Mylan Hit With Racketeering Suit Over Price Hikes of EpiPen
Mylan was slapped Monday with a class-action racketeering lawsuit that claims the company overcharged patients as part of an illegal scheme to secure sales, CNBC reported.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court...
Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 11:05 AM CDT
A 'Sci-Fi' Cancer Therapy Fights Brain Tumors, Study Finds
t sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a...
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 07:10 PM CDT
Mylan Says EpiPen Manufacturing Partner to Expand Device Recall
A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work.
The notice issued...
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 02:06 PM CDT
US Enrolls Volunteers in Large Test of Possible Zika Vaccine
U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in...
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 01:10 PM CDT
Study Finds Link Between Slow Breathing, Brain Cells
One common way to calm down is to breathe slower, and brain researchers say they've figured out how that works, "Today" reported.
A Stanford-led study of mice found that cells in the brain stem linked to...
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 11:40 AM CDT
The GOP 'Obamacare' Repeal Might Be Dead or Alive: Analysis
President Donald Trump's plan to kill the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," died last week. Or maybe it didn't.
The repeal effort seems to have assumed zombie status — somewhere between dead and alive.