Tag archive for ‘Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’
By On Thursday, December 24th, 2015

FDA approves Zurampic to treat high blood uric acid levels associated with gout

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zurampic (lesinurad) to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) associated with gout, when used in combination with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor More...

By On Friday, December 11th, 2015

FDA approves first recombinant von Willebrand factor to treat bleeding episodes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vonvendi, von Willebrand factor (Recombinant), for use in adults 18 years of age and older who have von Willebrand disease (vWD). Vonvendi is the first FDA-approved More...

By On Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

FDA targets inaccurate medical tests, citing dangers and costs

Inaccurate and unreliable medical tests are prompting abortions, promoting unnecessary surgeries, putting tens of thousands of people on unneeded drugs and raising medical costs, the Food and Drug Administration More...

By and On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

4 Dead After Being Infected by a Device in Surgery at a Pennsylvania Hospital

New York Times — At least eight people who received treatment at a hospital in York, Pa., have developed an infection from a medical device used during open-heart surgery, hospital and health officials said. Four More...

By and On Monday, September 28th, 2015

FDA Now Approving 96% of Drug Applications: Endangering Lives – Not Doing Their Job

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become nothing more than a rubber stamp at this point. So far in 2015, the FDA has approved 96 percent of drugs that have been proposed to it.  More...

By and On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Battle against antimicrobial-resistant diseases

Digitally colorized scanning electron micrograph shows four magenta-colored, spherical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in the process of being phagocytized by blue-colored human white blood More...

By and On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

US regulators approve ‘female Viagra’

US regulators Tuesday approved the first “female Viagra,” a drug known as Addyi that works on the brain to boost younger women’s libido if they have lost interest in sex.  More...

By and On Monday, July 20th, 2015

New sites rank surgeons, hospital performance

Healthcare Business & Tech — There’s even more scrutiny headed your hospital’s way for its performance with surgeries. Two new websites are reviewing and ranking surgeons based on their complication More...

By and On Friday, June 5th, 2015

Contamination Forces NIH to Suspends Drug Production for 46 Clinical Trials

Wall Street Journal — The National Institutes of Health suspended production of clinical-study drugs for 46 different clinical trials, after two vials of drugs were found to have fungal contamination and federal More...

By and On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

ECG Monitor App Helps Users Find Heart Rhythm Issues

Modern Healthcare — Off-the-shelf mobile monitoring devices linked to downloadable smartphone applications are gaining credibility among clinicians as clinical tools. A study released last week shows consumers More...

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