Covid-19Why You Can’t Find Cheap At-Home Covid Tests
The U.S. produced covid-19 vaccines in record time, but, nearly two years into the pandemic, consumers have few options for...
PayerHormone Blocker Sticker Shock — Again — As Patients Lose Cheaper Drug Option
There are two nearly identical drugs made by Endo Pharmaceuticals, both containing 50 milligrams of the hormone blocker histrelin. One...
StrategyMcKinsey Never Told the FDA It Was Working for Opioid Makers While Also Working for the Agency
In a decade-plus span McKinsey counted among its clients many of the country's biggest drug companies.
Clinical CareAlzheimer's Drug Targets People With Mild Cognitive Impairment. What Does That Mean?
Who should decide which patients qualify for treatment: dementia specialists or primary care physicians?
StrategyPublic Health Experts 'Flabbergasted' That Biden Still Hasn't Picked an FDA Chief
Many stakeholders agree that Biden's foot-dragging on finding a new director has sent the wrong message about the agency's importance.
Covid-19How Fauci and the NIH Got Ahead of the FDA and CDC in Backing Boosters
The FDA and CDC were seeing much of the same data, but as regulatory agencies, they were more cautious.
TechnologyApple, Bose and Others Pump Up the Volume on Hearing Aid Options, Filling Void Left by FDA
With an increasing number of hearing aids being sold directly to consumers, advocates are eager for the FDA rules to...
Covid-19Hot Spots Where COVID Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment
Thousands of people have rushed to receive infusions of powerful antibody cocktails shown to reduce hospitalizations by 70% when given...
Covid-19The White House Says Boosters for All. Here's What You Need to Know.
White House officials emphasized that the rollout of boosters was pending review of evidence by the FDA and the CDC....
Clinical CareTell Us About Your Experience With Life-Sustaining Medical Devices
Do you or someone you know have a pacemaker, defibrillator, implanted prosthetic, or other lifesaving device? Do you work with...
Clinical CareThousands of Patients Were Implanted With Heart Pumps That the FDA Knew Could Be Dangerous
Inspectors repeatedly found manufacturing and device quality problems with the HeartWare heart pump. But the FDA did not penalize the...
Covid-19Claims That CDC's PCR Test Can't Tell Covid From Flu Are Wrong
We wanted to know whether there was any truth to the idea that the CDC was removing its test because...