An advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration was divided over whether to recommend approval of a treatment for type 1 diabetes developed by Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. and France’s Sanofi SA.
Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said that its Tecentriq immunotherapy in combination with Avastin and chemotherapy won US Food and Drug Administration approval as a first-line treatment for a type of lung cancer.
Americans are getting skin cancer — and sometimes dying from it — at an alarming rate, while the US Food and Drug Administration irresponsibly refuses to approve state-of-the-art sunscreens that could do a much better job protecting us from the sun’s cancer-causing rays.
A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Scott Gottlieb on Thursday questioned whether rebates that drugmakers provide to health insurers should remain protected by federal law, sparking new concerns on Wall Street over efforts to curb drug pricing.
Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the US Food and Drug Administration announced plans for an education campaign to discourage use of electronic cigarettes among youth.
The US Food and Drug Administration will focus on reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes to make them less addictive, while also making other nicotine products — including patches and gum — safer, agency officials said.