Tag: Food and Drug Administration

Putting Right-to-Try Drug Prices in Perspective »

FDA regulation holds part of the blame for high drug prices.

EpiPen Pricing Controversy Reveals Ignorance about Market Competition »

Increased competition is the remedy to skyrocketing drug prices.

Dear Congress, Please Don’t Keep Up with the Kardashians! »

Kourtney Kardashian spoke on Capitol Hill in an attempt to motivate the federal government to play a larger role in regulating cosmetics. 

FDA Moves Closer to Approving Ecstasy »

The FDA has granted MDMA breakthrough therapy status to expedite the approval process by making it easier for drugmakers to begin clinical trials.

Right-to-Try Law Signed! »

On May 30, President Trump signed a bill into law allowing terminally ill patients access to potentially lifesaving drugs before they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Curing Diseases Is Sustainable, Government in Healthcare Is Not »

While Americans have every reason to be concerned about their healthcare, the belief that private medical companies will not develop and produce products that cure various conditions is unwarranted.

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.

The FDA Plans to Regulate Nicotine in Cigarettes »

How likely are smokers to quit or cut back once nicotine levels decrease?

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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Congress Just Punched a Big Hole in Obamacare »

President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act on December 13. Promoted as a pro-innovation bill, the new law will improve the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory processes; as well as fund Vice-President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot, the National Institutes of Health, and steps to reduce the opioid epidemic. However, the final version of the…
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