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The change should allow patients with fatal illnesses easier access to experimental drugs, but gaining permission from drug companies remains the biggest challenge.

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Another Fatal-Disease Drug in Limbo

By | April 26, 2016

A federal advisory panel votes against Sarepta Therapeutics’s treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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FDA OKs Zika Test for Blood Donations

By | March 31, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration approves conditional use of an investigational test for Zika virus.

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FDA Head Confirmed

By | February 24, 2016

The US Senate approves the Obama administration’s nominee, Robert Califf, as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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FDA to Test for Glyphosate in Food

By | February 22, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration will begin testing certain foods for residues of the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup.

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Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report

By | January 14, 2016

The US Senate has found hospitals, a device maker, and federal regulators dragged their feet on reporting contaminated endoscopes.

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Picking Up the Pace

By | January 1, 2016

FDA designations promise to expedite the approval of drugs for conditions ranging from infectious disease to cancer.

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Diagnostics Group Refutes FDA’s Concerns

By | December 17, 2015

The Association for Molecular Pathology finds fault in the agency’s report on safety issues associated with certain lab tests.

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Drug Produced in GM Chicken Approved

By | December 10, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights a rare-disease drug that is produced in the eggs of genetically modified chickens.

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Fatal-Disease Drug in Limbo

By | November 25, 2015

A panel of experts advised the US Food and Drug Administration that BioMarin Pharmaceutical has not demonstrated efficacy of its new drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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