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New Treatments for Phenylketonuria Aim to Loosen Reins on Strict Diet
Diana Kwon | May 29, 2018
Biotechs have developed enzyme replacements and genetically modified probiotics to treat patients with the rare metabolic disorder.
Congress Passes “Right to Try” Bill
Jim Daley | May 23, 2018
Medical groups have criticized the legislation, which will give terminal patients access to experimental treatments, as dangerous and unnecessary.
FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2018
Lucemyra is the first non-opioid drug to be approved in the U.S. specifically for this purpose.
FDA Seeks to Block Two Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics
Jim Daley | May 11, 2018
Two patients became legally blind after receiving treatments at the facilities.
Texas Stem Cell Law Opens Door for Controversial Treatments
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 27, 2018
looks at one such Houston-based purveyor that has been treating patients abroad for years with mesenchymal stem cells.
Opinion: No, FDA Didn’t Really Approve 23andMe’s
Cecile Janssens | Mar 19, 2018
Rather, the breast cancer mutation screen was classified as a type of medical device with obligations for the company to reduce risks to customers.
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Mar 15, 2018
The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.
First Direct-to-Consumer BRCA Test Authorized by FDA
Kerry Grens | Mar 6, 2018
The agency gave personal genomics company 23andMe the green light to screen samples for breast cancer–related genetic mutations.
FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns
Ashley Yeager | Feb 28, 2018
The pre-peer review assessment finds the compound has “minimal effects,” but endocrinologists and others say key data have yet to come out.
CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use
Jim Daley | Feb 26, 2018
The herbal supplement, deemed an opioid by the FDA, was recently linked to a
outbreak in 20 states.