Cardiac Issues Associated with High-Dose Drug Trial

Last week, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Active Biotech AB announced they were ending the higher-dose portions of two multiple-sclerosis medication studies. The decision came after eight patients suffered nonfatal… Read More

FDA Extends Compliance Date for Menu-Labeling Rule

Last month, the FDA extended the compliance date for its controversial menu-labeling rule from Dec. 1, 2015 to Dec. 1, 2016. The new requirements apply to restaurants and similar retail… Read More

FDA Approves First 3D Printed Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first 3D-printed drug this month, Spritam, designed to treat seizures brought on by epilepsy in children and adults. It was developed… Read More

Groups Petition FDA for Food Packaging Chemical Ban

Nine consumer and environmental health groups recently petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) arguing for a ban on some of the chemicals used in food packaging, especially pertchelorate and… Read More

Inquiry Roundup: Pharmacy

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The Future of Food Additives

According to a new report from Packages Facts, a Rockville, MD-based market research publisher, consumers are driving a change in the reliance on synthetic and artificial ingredients in food products…. Read More

What To Expect From Gluten-Free Labels

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration defined 20 parts per million as the gluten limit found in products, which have the gluten-free label. The purpose of the new ruling… Read More

Seeking Experts To Work On FDA Projects

Institutional Review Board Chairman We require an IRB Chairman expert to provide a written report (and perhaps court testimony) that specifies the obligations of a IRB Chairman when confronted with… Read More

Advances In Synthetic Polymer Technology

Researchers at Stanford University have designed the first synthetic skin, which has both the  ability to heal itself after damage and sensitivity to subtle pressure and flexion. The addition of… Read More

Compounding pharmacies face the music

The rare fungal meningitis outbreak in 11 states tied to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts is spurring calls for tighter federal regulations for the 3,000 outfits in the US. We… Read More

FDA tightens some of its rules. Is greater scrutiny ahead?

Last week, the FDA tightened its rules for prescription cough, cold, or allergy-related medicines. We asked if other medications are at risk for the same scrutiny and if the FDA… Read More