drug approval
First Dengue Vax Approved
First Dengue Vax Approved
Kerry Grens | Dec 11, 2015
Mexico’s health ministry has OKed the vaccine for people between nine and 45 years old.
Drug Produced in GM Chicken Approved
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.
Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies
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 First Biosimilar
FDA OKs First Biosimilar
Tracy Vence | Mar 6, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration approves Sandoz’s Zarxio, a biosimilar to Amgen’s filgrastim, which is mainly prescribed for cancer patients.
FDA Head Leaving Post
FDA Head Leaving Post
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2015
US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg is stepping down after six years on the job.
Lazarus Drugs
Lazarus Drugs
Kate Yandell | Feb 1, 2015
While some drugs sail through development, others suffer setbacks, including FDA rejections, before reaching the market.
 
FDA Approves Another New Antibiotic
FDA Approves Another New Antibiotic
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 24, 2014
Second new drug to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus approved under US Food and Drug Administration incentive program. 
New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Bugs
New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Bugs
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 6, 2014
Two new drugs—one a single-dose antibiotic—have been developed to treat skin infections, including methicillin-reistant Staphylococcus aureus.
FDA OKs Overdose Treatment Device
FDA OKs Overdose Treatment Device
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 4, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a long-awaited handheld device for the treatment of opioid-overdose emergencies.
Inconsistent Evidence
Inconsistent Evidence
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.