The Food and Drug Administration will take more time to review a highly contested drug for muscular dystrophy that has become a flashpoint in the debate over patient access to experimental medicine.
Physicians have increasingly looked to 3-D printing for unique implants and surgical models, and some manufacturers are now using the method to mass produce medical devices and even drugs that are more precise, customizable and biocompatible than conventionally produced products.
While the latest cancer drugs emerging from drug and biotechnology company labs can come with hefty price tags, they don't necessarily have a lot of evidence showing they actually work.
The Food and Drug Administration has again delayed a rule requiring generic drug companies to update product labels if they receive new safety information.
EchoPixel likes to compare its 3-D imaging technology to cutting through a loaf of bread. MRIs and CT scans can create flat, two-dimensional pictures—or single slices—of information. But what if you wanted to cut into the loaf from a different angle to get more detailed cross sections?
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, N.Y., has sued New York state insurance regulators over requirements that workplace health plans cover employee abortions.
Manufacturers of antibiotics used in food-producing animals must now provide their estimated sales, by species, of the drugs they sell and distribute for that purpose, according to a final rule from the Food and Drug Administration.
The U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April, underwhelming many economists, but the total would have been lower had it not been for the relentless hiring that continues throughout healthcare. The healthcare industry created 44,200 jobs last month, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted...
At least three patients at a Southern California hospital died last year in a bacterial outbreak suspected to be related to tainted medical scopes made by Olympus Corp.
While the new rules banning the sale of e-cigarettes to those under the age of 18 have been well-received by both their proponents and opponents, some question whether the regulations may inadvertently benefit tobacco companies, since costs to implement the new requirements may put smaller...
The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer some protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely...
A proposal to require new clinical data on the efficacy and safety of electroconvulsive therapy may be the death knell for the controversial treatment of psychiatric disorders.