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  • FDA questions benefit of cystic fibrosis drug from Vertex

    Federal health regulators have questions about the benefits of an experimental combination drug for cystic fibrosis, including whether the addition of a second drug ingredient adds to the pill's effectiveness. The Food and Drug Administration said in...
  • U.S. lawmaker slams FDA response to superbug outbreaks

    U.S. lawmaker slams FDA response to superbug outbreaks
    A federal lawmaker criticized the latest response from the nation's top health regulator on the recent superbug outbreaks and renewed his push for congressional hearings. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) faulted the Food and Drug Administration for...
  • Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing

    The most-used medicines in Medicare's prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs, led by the heartburn treatment Nexium, according to an unprecedented release of government data on Thursday. That...
  • Tavares 5K to raise money for research into rare eye disorder

    Tavares 5K to raise money for research into rare eye disorder
    TAVARES — When runners take to the streets Saturday, they'll be pounding the pavement with the hopes all of Creed Pettit's days, and nights, will be brighter. Creed, 6, is battling a rare eye disorder called Leber's congenital amaurosis, or LCA,...
  • Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant in 2013

    Blue Bell ice cream had evidence of listeria bacteria in its Oklahoma manufacturing plant as far back as March 2013, a government investigation found. The Texas-based company continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant after what the Food and...
  • FDA reveals 142 cases of tainted scopes, some tied to Olympus

    FDA reveals 142 cases of tainted scopes, some tied to Olympus
    Federal regulators shed more light on the potential harm to patients from a controversial medical scope, disclosing 142 reports of contaminated devices and possible patient infections since 2010. The Food and Drug Administration had previously said it...
  • Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant as early as 2013: FDA report

    Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant as early as 2013: FDA report
    Blue Bell ice cream had evidence of listeria bacteria in its Oklahoma manufacturing plant as far back as March 2013, a government investigation found. The Texas-based company continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant after what the Food and...
  • FDA schedules meeting on twice-rejected female libido drug

    The Food and Drug Administration will ask a group of outside medical experts next month to evaluate a much-debated experimental drug designed to boost sexual desire in women. The meeting is the latest twist in the ongoing saga of flibanserin, a...
  • Blue Bell: Several months before ice cream back in stores

    Blue Bell Creameries says it will be at least several months before its products are back in stores as the Texas-based company works to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted a total product recall. Blue...
  • OraSure's Ebola test moving forward in Africa

    OraSure's Ebola test moving forward in Africa
    Bethlehem-based OraSure Technologies has developed a prototype rapid Ebola antigen test that it has sold to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for field testing in Africa, the company announced Wednesday. The data it generates are...
  • J&J seeks bioethics advice on compassionate use of drugs

    Dying patients sometimes seek emergency access to experimental medicines, desperate for a last-chance treatment even if there's little proof it could help. Now drug giant Johnson & Johnson is taking an unusual step, turning to independent bioethicists for...