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FDA doesn’t enforce standards for sterile healthcare products manufacturer
It's impossible for the public to know when regulators first discovered Bacillus cereus at H&P Industry's plant...
Web Exclusive: FDA Approves 3-D Mammography Machine
Radiologists find that images created from the three-dimensional scans are better at detecting cancers and results of...
Web Exclusive: 80 Percent of Recalled Medical Devices Got Little FDA Scrutiny
Of 113 medical devices recalled by the FDA between 2005 and 2009 because they were dangerous, 81% had been cleared...
Limits on test drugs add to patients' ordeals
Lorraine Heidke-McCartin, 54, has experienced heartening victories and wrenching setbacks in her fight with breast...
Novartis, physicians foster ethical relationship
When drug maker Novartis AG tapped a Massachusetts General Hospital cardiologist to run its global research...
FDA's No. 2 leaving to helm MD health department
Joshua M. Sharfstein, the second-in-command at the Food and Drug Administration, is leaving that post after less than...
Embryonic stem cells may help elderly battle blindness
A therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells may help millions of Americans battle a common form of blindness...
A bid to expand eligibility for weight-loss surgery
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel last month recommended allowing doctors to use the Lap-Band, a less...
FDA actions prompt hope, angst for chronic fatigue syndrome patients
Since the first cases of chronic disease syndrome in the United States were identified in the 1980s, scientists have...
Drug approvals slipped in 2010
The Food and Drug Administration approved about 21 drugs in 2010, a relatively modest figure that shows the...