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Revolutionize the FDA using Software Methods

David B. Black | Posted 01.18.2017 | Technology
David B. Black

Drug discovery is like the worst imaginable, old-style software development process, guaranteed to take forever, cost endless amounts of money, and fa...

CVS Boosts Access To EpiPen Rival That's Only 17 Percent The Cost

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living

Families who rely on an epinephrine auto-injector to prevent life-threatening allergic reactions now have a more cost-effective option. CVS, the natio...

Good News For Those With Hearing Loss

Katherine Bouton | Posted 12.19.2016 | Fifty
Katherine Bouton

Hearing aids are not covered by Medicare. They are also not covered by most state Medicaid programs or by the Affordable Care Act or most private insurance. Essentially, you're on your own.

Regulations can Enable Innovation instead of Killing it

David B. Black | Posted 12.12.2016 | Technology
David B. Black

Regulations that enable innovation? How can that be?? Don't regulations inhibit or even prevent innovation? Yes they do. Wouldn't it be nice if there...

The FDA Wants To Know How Much Nutella YOU Eat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 12.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The maker of Nutella, the chocolate-hazelnut spread loved by many Americans, wants a smaller serving size to be listed on its nutrition labels. Ferr...

Before the Holiday Feast: New Data on Pesticides in Food Raises Safety Questions

Carey Gillam | Posted 11.23.2016 | Green
Carey Gillam

As American gather their families to share a Thanksgiving meal this week, new government data offers a potentially unappetizing assessment of the U.S....

Tests Show Monsanto Weed Killer in Cheerios, Other Popular Foods

Carey Gillam | Posted 11.15.2016 | Green
Carey Gillam

Independent testing on an array of popular American food products found many samples contained residue levels of the weed killer called glyphosate, l...

FDA Suspends Testing for Glyphosate Residues in Food

Carey Gillam | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green
Carey Gillam

Government testing for residues of an herbicide that has been linked to cancer has been put on hold, slowing the Food and Drug Administration's first-...

More Bad News for Honey as U.S. Seeks to Get Handle on Glyphosate Residues in Food

Carey Gillam | Posted 11.03.2016 | Green
Carey Gillam

Testing for residues of an herbicide developed by Monsanto Co. that has been linked to cancer has turned up high levels in honey from the key farm sta...

Outrage of the Month: Foreign Drug Manufacturer Blocks FDA Inspection

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

Read more in Public Citizen's November Health Letter On Dec. 14, 2015, an investigator from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) arrived at Nippon ...

It's High Time To Make The FDA Safe And Effective

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

  By Deepak Chopra MD, Nancy S. Cetel, MD, Joseph B. Weiss, MD, Paul J. Mills, PhD, Danielle Weiss, MD, David Brenner, MD   Few government age...

Rx for Innovation, the Transition Team and the Room Where it Happens

Margaret Anderson | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Margaret Anderson

The nation's innovator community has clear ideas for the next president and administration. We should know. Through FasterCures' Rx for Innovation pro...

The Problem With Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Since there are no recommended screening tests, the best way to catch ovarian cancer as early as possible is to be aware of the symptoms and see a doctor if you have any concerns. Unfortunately, the warning signs can be vague and are often missed or mistaken for gastrointestinal ailments.

The Supreme Court Appointments Aren't The Only Ones That Matter

Michele Goodwin | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

The next big appointments by our president will not only be to the Supreme Court, but overlooked agencies that play vital roles in virtually every aspect of Americans' lives from food and water regulation and safety to influencing whether we go to war.

Americans Speak Out Against Toxic Phthalates in Food

Peter Lehner | Posted 10.03.2016 | Green
Peter Lehner

(Shutterstock) No matter how healthy your diet, it's nearly impossible to steer clear of toxic chemicals called phthalates. These hormone-disrupting ...

Outrage Of The Month: FDA Senior Leader Ignores Science, Approves Ineffective Drug For A Rare Disease

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Carome, M.D.

Read more in Public Citizen's October Health Letter On Sept. 19, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved eteplirsen (brand name Exondys...

Millions Are Missing: Will The World Finally Notice?

Maureen Hanson | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Maureen Hanson

Let's hope that the Millions Missing ME movement will finally convince everyone of the seriousness of this overlooked disease and garner the respect and support that will allow its victims to resume their lives

New 'Artificial Pancreas' Could Seriously Improve Life For Diabetics

Reuters | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - Medtronic Plc won U.S. approval on Wednesday for an “artificial pancreas” that is the first device to automatically deliver the right ...

Integrator Alert: Demand Time (and Changes) in the FDA's Move Limiting Access and Increasing Costs of Dietary Supplements

John Weeks | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Removal of many dietary supplements from the market. Increased prices for patients and consumers. Limited access to key nutritional tools for practiti...

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Is a Growing Threat

Peter Lehner | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Lehner

If you've ever had kids in preschool or daycare, you know they're going to get sick. In those early years, kids are still learning about personal hygi...

FDA Finds Monsanto's Weed Killer In U.S. Honey

Carey Gillam | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Carey Gillam

The Food and Drug Administration, under public pressure to start testing samples of U.S. food for the presence of a pesticide that has been linked to cancer, has some early findings that are not so sweet.

FDA Bans Common Chemicals In Antibacterial Soaps

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living

By Natalie Grover The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday banned some over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body wash products, saying they ...

FDA To Screen All Donated Blood For The Zika Virus

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen and Letitia Stein CHICAGO/TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood dona...

The DEA's Decision Not to Reclassify Marijuana Means Almost Nothing

Rob Kampia | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Rob Kampia

But rescheduling marijuana would not have allowed doctors to prescribe marijuana nationwide. Coca leaves, from which cocaine is derived, are listed in Schedule II, but physicians cannot prescribe coca leaves -- and pharmacies cannot sell these leaves -- because no one has moved coca leaves through the FDA approval process to make them available by prescription.

Are Women Who Seek Compensation For Essure Side Effects Going To Ever Get Justice?

Toby Nwazor | Posted 08.18.2016 | Women
Toby Nwazor

After receiving thousands of complaints, a few months ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a "black box" warning to alert the public of the serious dangers associated with this device.