News tagged with federal drug administration
The U.S. government on Tuesday lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.
Medications Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay News) —The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a tobacco industry challenge to a controversial 2009 federal law that mandates graphic warning labels on cigarettes. The high court refused to ...
Health Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3
Children can get five to 10 colds each year, so it's not surprising that adults often turn to over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to relieve their little ones' symptoms. But a new University of Michigan poll shows that ...
Pediatrics Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who get limited relief from medicines. It's a novel way to treat severe acid reflux, ...
Cardiology Apr 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In almost 90 per cent of cases, novel drugs tested on humans by pharmaceutical companies do not work as intended and must be scrapped. Often the drugs do not work, while at worst, test subjects die. New research from the ...
Medical research Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill to help prevent unwanted pregnancies. But fighting that battle in court, after a ...
Health Apr 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
After a decade-long battle over access to emergency contraception, a federal judge ordered US regulators Friday to make the morning-after pill available over the counter without age limits.
Medications Apr 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A New York federal appeals court says environmental activists can try to prove that a chemical found in some soaps is potentially dangerous.
Health Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Impending across-the-board budget cuts could mean fewer government food safety inspections and higher prices for meat at the grocery store.
Health Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—The maker of Zoloft is being sued in an unusual case alleging the popular antidepressant has no more benefit than a dummy pill. The federal lawsuit, filed in California, argues that patients who took it should be reimbursed ...
Medications Jan 31, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Federal regulators say a Florida company has been marketing an untested inhaled formula as a flu remedy in violation of drug safety regulations.
Medications Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A U.S. appeals court Tuesday rejected a petition to reclassify marijuana from its current federal status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use.
Medications Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Federal health officials say they approved a new injectable drug from Human Genome Sciences to treat inhalable anthrax.
Medications Dec 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—House lawmakers are investigating whether the industry group for compounding pharmacies coached the company responsible for a deadly outbreak of meningitis in dealing with regulators.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages.
Health Dec 05, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0