Raymond March | Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 3:44 PM PDT | Comments Off on FDA Issues First Mandatory Recall for Contaminated Food
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a mandatory recall for Triangle Pharmanaturals, a Las Vegas-based herbal supplements company.
Tags: FDA, food and drug regulation, kratom
Raymond March | Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 4:40 PM PDT | Comments Off on FDA Restricts Sale of Contraceptive Device
The FDA released an order indicating its intent to restrict the sale of the contraceptive device Essure, the only FDA-approved nonsurgical permanent birth control method.
Tags: contraceptives, FDA, medical device regulation, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Raymond March | Thursday April 5, 2018 at 10:03 AM PDT | Comments Off on FDA Cracks Down on Online Eye-Exam Company
This past October, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Opternative, a company specializing in providing online eye-exams.
Tags: eye care, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Innovation, medical devices regulation
Raymond March | Tuesday April 3, 2018 at 9:30 AM PDT | Comments Off on The FDA Plans to Regulate Nicotine in Cigarettes
How likely are smokers to quit or cut back once nicotine levels decrease?
Tags: Cigarette, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Regulation, tobacco
Raymond March | Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 8:51 AM PDT | Comments Off on Politics Is Costing Lives by Delaying Right-to-Try Legislation
Upon deeper inspection, it seems the conventional arguments against right-to-try come up short.
Tags: drug access, experimental drugs, FDA, Right to Try, SB 204
Raymond March | Thursday February 15, 2018 at 1:28 PM PDT | Comments Off on Misdiagnosing Right-to-try Laws
Right-to-try laws only apply to terminally ill patients who have exhausted all other options.
Tags: drug regulation, FDA, Right to Try
Raymond March | Thursday January 11, 2018 at 4:54 PM PDT | Comments Off on Medical Apps: Improving Healthcare on a Global Scale
Health apps use smartphone technology to provide medical assistance or access to medical professionals.
Tags: China, DocApp, FDA, health apps, Healthcare, India, Innovation, medical device regulation, Pulsara, smartphones, Technology
Tim Draper | Thursday August 31, 2017 at 8:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on Want a Happier, Healthier, and More Prosperous Society? Try Freedom, Innovation and Incentives
“I will promote freedom at all costs,” is the first line of the Draper University pledge. Draper University of Heroes is a school I created to encourage people with ideas and energy to pursue their visions through entrepreneurship and risktaking. For an entrepreneur, freedom matters most. The ability to try new things without government...
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Tags: Bitcoin, blockchain, digital government, economic prosperity, Education, Entrepreneurship, Estonia, FDA, free enterprise, government regulation, incentives, Innovation, Peace, Prisons, Regulation, teachers union, Technology, X-Prize
John R. Graham | Monday February 13, 2017 at 12:46 PM PDT | Comments Off on American Patients Can Access Far More New Cancer Drugs than Others Can
New research by scholars at the University of Pittsburgh shows that American patients have significantly better access to new cancer medicines than their peers in other developed countries: Of 45 anticancer drug indications approved in the United States between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2013, 64% (29) were approved by the European Medicines...
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John R. Graham | Friday November 4, 2016 at 2:53 PM PDT | Comments Off on The FDA Cannot Hire Staff with Starting Salaries of $160,000
Would a starting salary of just above $160,000 turn you off? Well, maybe if you had a scientific PhD and had to wait four months before the employer could decide whether to hire you or not, you would find a spot elsewhere. This is the situation the Food and Drug Administration finds itself in,...
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Tags: FDA, Food and Drug Administration, government monopolies