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The Elixir Tragedy, 1937

By | June 1, 2013

A mass poisoning of 105 patients treated with an untested medication spurred Congress to empower the US Food and Drug Administration to monitor drug safety.

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FDA to Regulate Fecal Transplants

By | May 21, 2013

From now on, US physicians and researchers will have to get approval from the FDA before they can perform a stool transplant.

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How Safe Is Your Medicine Cabinet?

By | May 1, 2013

After numerous high-profile safety scares, clinicians and regulators push to fix critical weaknesses in the FDA’s monitoring system for approved drugs.

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FDA Reform to Boost US Economy?

By | March 5, 2013

Two experts propose replacing Phase 3 trials with smaller, faster alternatives and post-market surveillance to invigorate the pharmaceutical industry.

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Robo-Eye to Enter US Market

By | February 11, 2013

A retinal prosthesis, already available in Europe, can restore partial sight to people with a genetic disorder that causes blindness.

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Stem-Cell Clinic Moves to Mexico

By | February 1, 2013

A company offering experimental stem-cell treatments will carry out its procedures in Mexico after the FDA warned that it would need approval to operate in the U.S.  

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Opinion: Regenerating Safely

By | January 21, 2013

Patient safety is paramount in regulating new stem cell treatments.

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First Recombinant Flu Vaccine

By | January 21, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration approves the first flu vaccine made from recombinant proteins rather than a weakened virus.

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Bones Get in Her Eyes

By | December 20, 2012

After undergoing untested cosmetic surgery that uses stem cells to rejuvenate skin, a woman grew bone fragments in the flesh around one of her eyes.

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Drug Approvals Up

By | December 7, 2012

The total number of new drugs approved this year ties last year for the highest since 2004, suggesting that the pharmaceutical industry is recovering.  

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