12/18/2014 - 11:59am

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging unveiled a new bipartisan report earlier this week that focuses on ways to increase the use of generic drugs within the Medicare Part D program.

12/17/2014 - 3:49pm

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension), a new drug that's used to treat acute otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer's ear. 

12/17/2014 - 11:24am

To date, the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research has approved 35 novel new drugs in 2014, compared to 27 in 2013. 

12/16/2014 - 11:32am

Use of cigarettes, alcohol and abuse of prescription pain relievers among teens has declined since 2013, while marijuana use rates were stable, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future survey, released Tuesday.

12/16/2014 - 10:27am

Novartis on Tuesday received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Signifor long-acting release (pasireotide) for injectable suspension, for intramuscular use. 

 

12/12/2014 - 7:51am

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday welcomed the passage of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014, a measure that will protect consumers from potentially dangerous anabolic steroids falsely marketed as dietary supplements.

12/11/2014 - 6:48pm

After a recent spike in the prices charged for some generic drugs led to outcries from pharmacists, patient advocates and federal lawmakers, a report issued last month suggests that drug costs can be controlled if the Food and Drug Administration changes the way it handles reviews and approvals.

 
12/11/2014 - 10:44am

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Gardasil 9 for the prevention of certain diseases caused by nine types of human papillomavirus.

12/10/2014 - 10:11am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spent only $480 per smoker who quit on account of its 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign,.