FDA, developmental biology
FDA Staffers Sue Agency
Bob Grant | Feb 6, 2012
Current and former employees of the US Food and Drug Administration have filed suit, alleging that their employer spied on them for whistleblowing.
A Bill to Expedite Drug Production
Jef Akst | Feb 2, 2012
Legislation proposes speeding certain drug applications submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.
Novel Cystic Fibrosis Drug Approved
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 2012
After a lightning-fast approval, the first medicine to treat an underlying cause of the disorder hits the market.
The Breast Implant Risk
Hannah Waters | Jan 26, 2012
Breast implants leaking contaminated silicone are causing a fuss in Europe, but all breast implants carry risks.
Drug Approvals Up for 2011
Tia Ghose | Jan 9, 2012
The FDA approved 30 drugs last year, the highest number in the last 7 years.
Iron Builds a Better Brain
Ruth Williams | Jan 9, 2012
Brain imaging and gene analyses in twins reveal that white matter integrity is linked to an iron homeostasis gene.
FDA Curbs Livestock Antibiotics
Tia Ghose | Jan 6, 2012
The agency has limited the use of antibiotics in farm animals.
Clinical Trial Data Repressed
Bob Grant | Jan 5, 2012
A new study finds that important drug safety data are not seeing the light of day.
FDA Drafts Pharma Social Media Advice
Tia Ghose | Jan 3, 2012
The agency releases draft guidelines on unsolicited questions about off-label use, but leaves many questions about social media marketing unanswered.
Lynne-Marie Postovit: Cancer Modeler
Sabrina Richards | Jan 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario. Age: 34