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3 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

In Midst of Opioid Crisis, Lawmakers Will Consider Banning A New Painkiller

A Senate committee will take up legislation Tuesday that would impose an 18-month moratorium on the new drug, an especially potent formulation of hydrocodone.


Related Topix: Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic)

7 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Oklahoma Senate Oks limits on abortion drug

The Oklahoma Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma in a bill written in direct response to a recent state Supreme Court decision.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Abortion, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

11 hrs ago | KXII-TV Sherman

Okla. Senate OKs abortion drug restrictions

The Senate voted 37-5 Tuesday for the bill that was written in direct response to a state Supreme Court decision that tossed a similar measure approved by the Legislature in 2011.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

11 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Actos, Pioglitazone (generic), Thyroid Cancer

14 hrs ago | Reuters

FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum to treat type 2 diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Tanzeum injection for treating adults with type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise.


Related Topix: Marketing

19 hrs ago | MyFoxAtlanta

Beer companies upset over new regulations

For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Beer

23 hrs ago | Aidsmap

Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir coformulation cures more than 90% of...

A coformulation of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir taken for as little as 8 weeks produced high sustained response rates across the board for participants in the phase 3 ION trials, including people with HCV genotype 1 starting treatment for the first time, prior non-responders and people with liver cirrhosis, according to findings presented last week at ... (more)


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Federal judge hears arguments on Gov. Patrick's Zohydro ban

Zogenix is arguing that because the federal Food and Drug Administration approved its hydrocodone-only painkiller, a state may not ban it from being prescribed and dispensed.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Zogenix, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain


Merck's grass pollen allergy drug wins U.S. approval

Merck & Co said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved its grass pollen allergy drug Grastek, becoming the second such immunotherapy treatment to be given the go-ahead in recent weeks.


Related Topix: Biotech, Merck , Medicine, Pollen, Health, Healthcare Industry, Allergy

Daily Camera

Drug firms have used dangerous tactics to drive sales to treat kids

Whistle-blower. Greg Thorpe, a former sales representative for GlaxoSmithKline, sits at a desk in Florida with papers from the case in which he alleged the company encouraged doctors to prescribe antidepressants to children when the FDA had not approved the drugs for pediatric use.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry

ABC News

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?

Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes.


Related Topix: Marketing, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

CBS Local

Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.


Related Topix: Marketing, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Tom Harkin, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Healthcare Law, Law

FDA: Some packages of Alli weight loss drug tampered with

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers that GlaxoSmithKline is withdrawing all lots of its weight loss product Alli from the U.S. market because some packages were tampered with and may contain other kinds of pills.


Related Topix: Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline

ABC News

6 Food Labels That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

Nowadays, it seems like every food label is designed to make you think its contents are healthy .


Related Topix: Harris Interactive, Advertising, Life, Food, Nutrition

Sun Apr 13, 2014

State Senator blocks medical marijuana study

The proposed University of Arizona scientific study about using marijuana to treat veterans with post traumatic stress disorder has the green light from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, University of Arizona

CBS 3 Springfield

Federal judge to rule on Massachusetts drug ban

A federal judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit claiming the state's first-in-the-nation ban of Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Expanded indication for certain pacemakers and defibrillators approved by FDA

The FDA has announced its approval of Medtronic's application for revised labeling for two cardiac resynchronization pacemakers and eight cardiac resynchronization defibrillators allowing them to expand use for patients with atrioventricular block and less severe heart failure .


The Daily Beast

Hank MorganThank Anti-Vaxxers for LymeLYMErix, a promising vaccine...

LYMErix, a promising vaccine for Lyme disease introduced in the '90s, was taken off the market due to pushback from anti-vaxxers .


Business Insurance

FDA approves opioid overdose treatment Evzio

The recently approved Evzio is a prescription treatment that patients' family members or caregivers can use to treat opioid overdoses.



Investors bet Sun Pharma can restore...

On the surface, Sun Pharma's $3.2-billion purchase of Indian generics rival Ranbaxy, which is in deep trouble with US regulators over safety lapses, may not look like a great deal.


Related Topix: Sun Chemical, Chemicals, World News, India,