compassionate use
FDA Reduces Paperwork for “Compassionate Use”
FDA Reduces Paperwork for “Compassionate Use”
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2016
The change should allow patients with fatal illnesses easier access to experimental drugs, but gaining permission from drug companies remains the biggest challenge.
Fatal-Disease Drug in Limbo
Fatal-Disease Drug in Limbo
Jef Akst | Nov 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.
Nurse Infected with Ebola in Spain
Nurse Infected with Ebola in Spain
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2014
The case marks the first person to contract the virus outside of West Africa.
FDA OKs siRNA Ebola Drug
FDA OKs siRNA Ebola Drug
Kerry Grens | Sep 23, 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration gives the green light to deploy an experimental short interfering RNA treatment against Ebola.
Serum to Stop Ebola?
Serum to Stop Ebola?
Kerry Grens | Aug 6, 2014
An experimental monoclonal antibody therapy, tested only in animals, is given to two Americans infected with Ebola virus.