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,.

12/09/2014 - 4:09pm

Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced on Tuesday H.R. 5815 — the Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — which creates greater transparency in how PBMs reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military’s TRICARE program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

12/09/2014 - 2:27pm

The Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday awarded $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and seven U.S. Territories.