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  • FDA approves Belsomra, a new prescription sleep drug

    FDA approves Belsomra, a new prescription sleep drug
    The Food & Drug Administration on Wednesday approved U.S. marketing of the first in a new class of sleep drugs that targets the brain's wakefulness centers to speed the onset of sleep and reduce nighttime awakening. The new medication, which goes by the...
  • Experimental Ebola drug 'exhausted,' as experts debate ethical use

    As U.S. medical experts raised concerns Tuesday about the use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus, makers of the unapproved medication ZMapp said their supply has been "exhausted." In a statement published online late Monday, Mapp...
  • R.J. Reynolds suit challenges tribes over cigarette fees

    WASHINGTON The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is taking on tribal cigarette manufacturers, in a fight that has already included covert investigations, aerial surveillance and confidential informants. With a lawsuit quietly filed Thursday in Washington, the...
  • Roche says US approves Avastin drug to treat cervical cancer

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved the use of its Avastin cancer drug in combination with chemotherapy to treat advanced cervical cancer. Avastin has now been approved to treat...
  • McDonnell corruption trial: Broker says Maureen McDonnell dumped stock to avoid disclosure

    McDonnell corruption trial: Broker says Maureen McDonnell dumped stock to avoid disclosure
    RICHMOND — Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell twice moved Star Scientific stock out of her account at year's end, the McDonnell family broker said Friday, skirting state reporting requirements for public officials as she and her husband took...
  • Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define

    Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define
    When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label. But what about those "natural"...
  • FDA seeks more data on Acura's abuse-resistant pain drug

    (Reuters) - Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated that the company may have to conduct an additional study to determine the abuse-deterrent capability of its experimental painkiller treatment. The FDA in...
  • FDA warns of fraudulent Ebola drug claims

    (This August 14 story was corrected to remove reference to Lagos as Nigeria's capital in the second paragraph) (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has become aware of products being sold online that fraudulently claim to...
  • U.S. trade deal might loosen Europe's chemical safety rules

    WASHINGTON It has been difficult for American chemical companies to crack the European market because the safety standards there are tougher than they are in the U.S. But that might be changing. A pending free trade deal with the European Union, known as...
  • 'Bionic eye' maker Second Sight of Sylmar files for IPO

    'Bionic eye' maker Second Sight of Sylmar files for IPO
    "Bionic eye" manufacturer Second Sight Medical Products Inc. wants to offer its stock to the public. The Sylmar company makes a prosthetic retina that improves vision for patients with a rare disease called retinitis pigmentosa. It filed for an...
  • Durbin urges Hospira not to flee U.S.

    Durbin urges Hospira not to flee U.S.
    Sen. Dick Durbin has a new target as he tries to halt American firms from moving corporate headquarters overseas to cut their tax bills: Hospira, a Lake Forest-based company that makes injectable drugs and infusion products. The Democrat from Illinois...