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FDA May Fast-track Needed Drugs

By | November 18, 2011

New congressional proposals would allow drug makers to bypass traditional clinical trial requirements for drugs that address rare diseases.

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FDA Ups Recent Recalls

By | November 9, 2011

The US regulatory agency recalled 54 percent more drugs from the second to third quarters of 2011.

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New Drug Toxicity Chip

By | September 19, 2011

The NIH, FDA, and DARPA are teaming up to develop a chip to test drug toxicities as one of the first projects of the NIH's new translational research center.

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FDA to Revamp Rare Disease Efforts

By | September 12, 2011

The US government agency vows to improve the way it facilitates the development and approval of drugs for orphan diseases.

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FDA's Biomarker and Device Advice

By | August 18, 2011

The US federal agency issues draft rules to guide medical device makers and those hoping to register biomarkers.

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Facebook Forces Pharma to Show Comments

By | August 17, 2011

The social media site enforces its rule that pages should allow social interaction through comments, even on drug company pages.

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Boy or Girl?

By | August 11, 2011

Blood tests can accurately determine a fetus’s gender as early as 7 weeks.

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FDA Discusses Biosimilars

By | August 8, 2011

The government says regulatory requirements for generic biological therapies will have to be tailored to the treatment in question.

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Debt Ceiling Bill May Hurt Science

By | August 2, 2011

The bill to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit would slash billions of dollars for basic scientific and medical research.

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Tighter Devices Regulation Needed

By | August 2, 2011

A new report says the FDA’s current oversight of medical devices is inadequate and should be revamped.

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