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Congress Passes “Right to Try” Bill

By Jim Daley | May 23, 2018

Medical groups have criticized the legislation, which will give terminal patients access to experimental treatments, as dangerous and unnecessary.

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Two patients became legally blind after receiving treatments at the facilities.

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The Scientist speaks with a clinical toxicologist to discuss how the supplement acts in the brain and what the agency's declaration means for research.

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Spark Therapeutics’s Luxturna would be the first approved therapy in the U.S. that replaces or repairs a defective gene inherited from one’s parents.

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Majority of Top Government Science Jobs Unfilled

By Catherine Offord | August 31, 2017

Only 12 positions out of 44 have received nominations, and half of Trump’s nominees have strong ties to the industries they would oversee, a new report shows.

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FDA to Cut Back Hiring of Non-US Citizens

By Shawna Williams | August 14, 2017

The move appears to be out of step with other HHS agencies.

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Four products have already qualified for the regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation that provides extra interactions with the agency, and sooner.

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Opinion: Improving FDA Evaluations Without Jeopardizing Safety and Efficacy

By John D. Loike and Jennifer Miller | February 1, 2017

What can be done to lower development costs and drug prices?

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image: New FDA Center Aims to Expedite Cancer Treatment Reviews

New FDA Center Aims to Expedite Cancer Treatment Reviews

By Alison F. Takemura | June 30, 2016

The Oncology Center of Excellence, a product of the White House’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, will bring together oncologists across the US Food and Drug Administration.

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FDA Head Confirmed

By Tracy Vence | 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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