The government needs to better protect consumers from high prescription medication costs by setting tougher standards for companies seeking drug exclusivity protection for their brand name products, according to a study.
Michelle Obama during her nearly eight years in the White House succeeded in changing the national conversation about diet and exercise, and gave a major boost to transparency about the foods we eat.
Guardant Health, based in Redwood City, Calif., developed a liquid biopsy blood test that has helped match cancer patients with clinical trials and treatment options without costly or invasive biopsies. CEO and co-founder Helmy Eltoukhy calls it a “game changer” for oncology.
Federal authorities gave final approval Friday to a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida, but none of the insects will be immediately dispatched in the state's fight against the spread of Zika.
Houston-based Decisio Health developed the first FDA-approved web-based clinical platform and created easy-to-read displays that alert clinicians to problems as they emerge.
The November elections surely won't end the nonstop, eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the ACA continue in the same direction or the system returns to its previous, less-regulated form.
History buffs and infectious-disease experts have already drawn links between the rubella outbreak in the 1960s and the current spread of Zika. But drugmakers today face greater regulatory hurdles, and the federal government has yet to dedicate funding to address the Zika epidemic.
A federal mandate to use unique device identifiers offers an opportunity to reduce the risk of patients being harmed by products, but the UDI system, which is being implemented over the next four years by the Food and Drug Administration, means a lot of changes— especially for the...
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca failed to block approval of generics for its best-selling cholesterol drug after a federal judge tossed out the company's request.
The heads of the CMS and the Food and Drug Administration want health insurance claims form templates to include unique device identifiers.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first fully absorbable stent used to treat coronary artery disease. But physicians are likely to keep using metallic stents until later generations of biodegradable stents are released and more data are gathered on trial patients.
A hedge fund manager was found dead in an apparent suicide Monday less than a week after he was charged with insider trading based on tips he allegedly received from a former Food and Drug Administration official.