Why Does an FDA Page About Abortion Pills Cite Murders and Overdoses as 'Associated With' the Drugs?
There's no evidence that medication abortion caused these deaths.
The FDA Finds Groceries Are Contaminated. But Will It Do Anything About That?
PFAS in water are already regulated. Environmental advocates think it's time for food to be regulated too.
How Will the FDA's New Commissioner Handle Genetically Modified Foods?
Scott Gottlieb, the current head of the FDA, recently announced his resignation, throwing the future of food regulation into question.
The FDA Issues Warnings to Online Abortion Pill Providers
The FDA writes that failure to immediately cease sales of unapproved versions of mifepristone and misoprostol may result in action.
A New Website Names and Shames Universities and Companies Who Fail to Report Clinical Trials
The government has never fined anyone for breaking a law about reporting clinical trials. A new effort is trying to change that.
The FDA Uses Scant Evidence to Approve Updates to Defibrillators and Hip Replacements, Study Finds
The study looked at recently approved major changes to critical devices such as blood-sugar monitors, stents, and defibrillators meant to restart the heart.
The FDA Needs to Come Down Harder on Opioids, an FDA-Commissioned Panel Says
An independent panel of scientists make a case for "opioid exceptionalism."
FDA Asks Drug Company to Stop Selling Easy-to-Abuse Painkiller
Endo Pharmaceuticals appears to be preparing its opposition to the FDA's request.
The Former Dentist Uncovering Sugar's Rotten Secrets
University of California–San Francisco researcher Cristin Kearns dropped a promising career at the Kaiser Foundation to dig through sugar industry archives for a smoking gun. With help from the man who brought down Big Tobacco, she’s now proving that Big Sugar steered scientists away from looking at the ingredient’s harmful effects.
Distorting Our Relationship With Technology
Placed in historical perspective, the popular opposition to things like GMOs and vaccines, much like 19th-century opposition to fertilizers and insecticides, reflects less an overt rejection of science than a distrust of experts who peddle it.
Should Birth Control Get a Fast Track Through the FDA?
As much as we would love over-the-counter pills, here's an argument for why we should treat birth control like any other drug.
Are Doctors Careful Enough With Off-Label Prescriptions?
Too often, doctors aren't using sound science when they prescribe a drug for unapproved uses, a new study finds.
Would Washington’s FDA Fix Cure the Patients or the Drug Industry?
A bill that would speed up approval for medications and medical devices shows how a major initiative can get traction even in the midst of Washington gridlock—but critics say all the lobbying is drowning out some warnings about patient safety.
Tylenol Is the Pain Reliever That Doctors Recommend Most
Internal company documents that have emerged in a New Jersey trial make clear that marketing for Tylenol did not convey doctors’ concerns about its risks.
How Medical Device Companies Test Products Out on Patients—After They're Released
Essure, the latest malfunctioning medical device, shows us exactly what’s wrong with the way medical devices are approved in this country.