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Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies

By | August 11, 2015

Frances Oldham Kelsey, a physician who halted use of a drug that caused birth defects in babies, has passed away at age 101.

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FDA OKs Herpes Blood Test

By | July 6, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration approves Theranos’s fingerstick test for herpes.

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Device Trials Go Unpublished

By | June 24, 2015

Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.

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Lazarus Drugs

By | February 1, 2015

While some drugs sail through development, others suffer setbacks, including FDA rejections, before reaching the market.  

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Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear

By | April 25, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration approves a cervical test for human papillomavirus to be used as a primary cancer screening tool.

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Inconsistent Evidence

By | January 22, 2014

More than a third of US drug approvals are based on a single large clinical trial, while others require more in-depth study, according to a new report.

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Progress for First Malaria Vaccine

By | October 8, 2013

Following successful clinical trials, GlaxoSmithKline says it will submit its malaria vaccine for European regulatory approval.

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Hurry Up, FDA

By | December 6, 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to get new devices on the market sooner—and antibiotics may be next.

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Breast Cancer Drug Not Safe, Says FDA

By | June 30, 2011

Despite drug company’s and patients’ pleading, an FDA panel votes to rescind Avastin approval for breast cancer.

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US gets cancer drugs before EU

By | June 20, 2011

A new study suggests that new cancer treatments generally go on sale in the United States before they reach European markets.

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