Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
CNBC — The Food and Drug Administration released a warning on Thursday to health-care providers, facilities and consumers about a vulnerability in certain electronic health-care data equipment made by General Electric.
Regulatory Focus–A bipartisan group of House Energy & Commerce Committee leaders last Friday sent a letter to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn seeking information on the agency’s efforts to approve complex generic drugs more quickly.
Quartz–The US Food and Drug Administration, the regulatory body that authorizes drugs to be sold on the market, approved more drugs annually on average in the last decade than it did in the decades starting in 1990 and 2000, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University reported in an article published this week (paywall).
The National Law Review — On January 9, 2020, the EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) in coordination with the USDA and the FDA announced the launch of a new website that provides information about actions the federal government is taking to oversee the development of agricultural biotechnology products.
NPR — The FDA has gotten faster at approving new prescription drugs over the past four decades, but the evidence it relies on in making those decisions is getting weaker, according to new research published Tuesday.
Science — For 20 years, the U.S. government has urged companies, universities, and other institutions that conduct clinical trials to record their results in a federal database, so doctors and patients can see whether new treatments are safe and effective.
The Washington Post – Responding to the worsening epidemic of e-cigarette use by kids of middle-school and high-school age, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it will ban, within 30 days, flavored e-liquids other than menthol and tobacco — but only when they’re packaged into cartridges to fit on popular devices such as those marketed by Juul.
STAT – Since the Food and Drug Administration can’t figure out whether supplements that contain cannabidiol, the marijuana-adjacent oil known as CBD, are legal, can a customer who thought they were buying a legal product demand their money back?
CNBC–The Food and Drug Administration is banning most fruit- and mint-flavored nicotine vaping products in an effort to curb a surge in teen use, the agency said Thursday.
Gizmodo — This week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a unique drug meant to shorten acute migraine episodes. It’s the latest treatment for a condition that’s historically had few.