December 7, 2011

Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Wednesday issued a public statement that the agency was prepared to approve Plan B as a nonprescription medication, but reversed that decision following a directive from the Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday morning.

November 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has appointed a new chief of staff for commissioner Margaret Hamburg, according to a letter sent to agency employees Monday.

November 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved 35 new drugs over the past 12 months, the agency said Thursday.

August 24, 2011


A worldwide flood of counterfeit and unsafe medications is seeping into the United States and other developed countries via the Internet and porous borders, threatening public health and the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

March 15, 2011

Five senators have issued a letter to Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg to expand Americans' access to affordable medications by avoiding the delay of generic drug approvals.

January 5, 2011

Food and Drug Administration principal deputy commissioner Joshua Sharfstein will leave the agency to become head of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, according to published reports.

December 7, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Simplify, simplify.


November 14, 2010

A backlog of more than 2,000 drug entities and devices is awaiting approval. That’s the...

November 9, 2010

To express it in modern parlance, follow-on biologics will be a hot mess....

November 1, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is urging federal health officials to adopt a...

January 21, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration’s chief executive, commissioner Margaret Hamburg, will provide the keynote address...

January 17, 2010

Healthcare professionals got a big “thank you” from the head of the Food and Drug...

November 24, 2009

The FDA's action to tackle the selling of unapproved or misbranded drugs through rogue Internet...