Tag: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA To Stop Regulating the Amount of Cherries in Frozen Cherry Pie

The FDA recently committed to deregulating the frozen cherry pie market.

Political Rhetoric Against Right-to-Try Laws Continues, Undermining Support for Medical Treatments of Last Resort

Ms. Joy Silver’s criticisms of right-to-try laws are ill-conceived.

FDA Approves Ketamine-Based Drug to Treat Difficult Cases of Depression

Despite its reputation as a party drug, Ketamine is now hailed as a “game-changing” treatment for types of depression that do not respond to typical treatment methods.

FDA Wants More Sunscreen Regulations, but Would Consumers Get Burned?

Attempts to find “the right balance” are more likely to throw the sunscreen market wildly out of balance.

FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-Based Treatment for Depression

Despite its exciting potential, esketamine is receiving significantly more attention for being similar to the street drug ketamine.

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.

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.

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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