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Drug Approval Timeline Same as 20 Years Ago
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2017
A report finds that new medications still take about 12 years to go from patent to patient.
Planning for the Next Ebola Outbreak
Bob Grant | Jan 20, 2016
A public-health nonprofit and an international drugmaker team up to stockpile hundreds of thousands of doses of a promising vaccine and to speed along the approval process.
Drug Produced in GM Chicken Approved
Jef Akst | Dec 10, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights a rare-disease drug that is produced in the eggs of genetically modified chickens.
Clinical Trial Data Underreported: Study
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2015
One-third of the human experiments for approved drugs failed transparency requirements.
Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 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.
FDA OKs Herpes Blood Test
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration approves Theranos’s fingerstick test for herpes.
Device Trials Go Unpublished
Kerry Grens | Jun 24, 2015
Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.
Kate Yandell | Feb 1, 2015
While some drugs sail through development, others suffer setbacks, including FDA rejections, before reaching the market.
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration approves a cervical test for human papillomavirus to be used as a primary cancer screening tool.
Jef Akst | Jan 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.