Raymond March | Saturday September 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on FDA Considers Regulating E-cigarette Juices
Despite the best of intentions, efforts to regulate vice frequently fail and can lead to harmful secondary effects for those they intend to help.
Tags: e-cigarettes, Health, Regulation, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Unintended Consequences
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
Lawrence McQuillan | Tuesday August 25, 2015 at 5:17 PM PDT | Comments Off on The Decline in R&D Efficiency in the Drug Industry
Panel “a” in the graphic below shows that the number of new drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) per billion U.S. dollars spent on research and development (R&D) in the drug industry has halved about every nine years since 1950, in inflation-adjusted terms. This represents a decline in drug R&D…
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Tags: drug industry, FDA, HIV, PDUFA, pharmaceuticals, R&D, research and development, thalidomide, U.S. Food and Drug Administration