Tag: Food and Drug Administration
FDA Expands Ecstasy Access to Veterans with PTSD

In 2006, Johnathan Lubecky was deployed to Iraq. While fighting for his country, Johnathan faced constant enemy strikes, one of which resulted in a traumatic brain injury. Exposures to the horrors of war resulted in Johnathan developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Will FDA Approve Biogen’s Promising New Treatment for Alzheimer’s?

We’re only a few weeks into the new year, and the Food and Drug Administration will soon make a decision that will affect pharmaceutical regulation for decades. Last year, after failing an FDA-required futility test, Biogen abandoned its efforts to develop an Alzheimer’s treatment named aducanumab. However, after conducting an analysis using an expanded...
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New FDA Commissioner, Same FDA Problem

President Trump has nominated (and fired) numerous individuals to governmental positions while in office. Arguably, his most popular nominee was Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. As a Modern Healthcare article notes, “Dr. Scott Gottlieb accomplished a rare feat during his two-year tenure as head of the Food and Drug Administration—he earned praise...
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Telemedicine Continues to Reach New Heights

Imagine you suddenly became injured and needed medical help quickly. How long would it take you to see a physician? For an increasing number of Americans, the answer may be concerning. According to a recent survey of 15 major metropolitan areas, wait times to see a physician for new patients increased by about 30...
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FDA Investigates Supposed Link Between Vaping and Seizures

Although the FDA acknowledges it has yet to find a causal relationship between vaping and seizures, it may continue and strengthen its “historic crackdown” of the vaping industry.

San Francisco’s Vaping Ban Is Doomed To Go Up in Smoke

Will the ban work? Unfortunately, governmental efforts to reduce or eliminate vices are often spectacular failures.

Right-to-Try Laws Help Patient with Terminal Brain Cancer

When treatments are unavailable, and prognoses are fatal, the best chance to prolong life is to consider all remaining options.

FDA Vaping Regulations Will Do More Harm than Good

Stringent regulations on the e-cigarette market to come.

To Help the Terminally Ill, the FDA Must Deregulate

Right-to-try will never reach its potential without deregulation.

When Healthy Policy Neglects Economic Principles, Patients Suffer

Recent events indicate an urgent need for researchers and policymakers to relearn the basics.

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