U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Five Things You Need to Know About Importing Drugs From Canada
Including whether and how insulin is covered.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Bans Potentially Dangerous Sunscreen Chemicals
The science community is still debating these ingredients' effects on the environment.
Does the FDA's Plan to Regulate New Opioids More Strictly Go Far Enough?
The FDA has a key role to play in combating America's overdose epidemic, but advocacy groups debate whether it's doing enough.
Why the FDA Is Considering a 'Healthy' Icon for Food Packaging
The agency wants to update food packaging rules so that such labeling is based on scientific evidence.
Disease-Resistant Pigs Are Here. Why Aren't We Eating Them?
The FDA cleared the last hurdle for the first GMO fish. Industry groups want pigs to be next.
A New Drug for Severe Depression Could Make Treatment More Accessible
Scientists have studied the potential for ketamine to treat severe depression for years, but this is the first time the FDA has indicated its use as an antidepressant.
A House Committee Is Investigating Pharmaceutical Industry Pricing Practices
The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced on Monday the launch of an investigation into the pharmaceutical industry's pricing practices.
The FDA Approves a Controversial New Opioid Painkiller
The Food and Drug Administration is approving a powerful new opioid painkiller, the agency announced Friday.
Why the FDA's Plan to Regulate Gene Editing in Animals Has Some Scientists Worried
The agency's new plan retains several key limitations on animal biotechnology, despite language promoting innovation.
A New Website Shows Nearly Half of E.U. Clinical Trial Data Isn't Publicly Disclosed
After making a tool that tracks how well drug testers follow U.S. law, researchers turned to an even bigger market for drug trials: the European Union.
The FDA Is Reviewing Its Rules for Over-the-Counter Drugs
Federal regulators announce that they will examine the regulation of non-prescription drugs such as acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.