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FDA urges development of more opioid use disorder therapies

FDA urges development of more opioid use disorder therapies

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 20, 2018

The FDA is encouraging drugmakers to conduct fewer clinical trials on certain proposed medication-assisted therapies for opioid use disorder, saying a streamlined approach will help patients access treatment quicker.

FDA puts restrictions on birth control implant but no recall

FDA puts restrictions on birth control implant but no recall

By Associated Press  |  April 09, 2018

U.S. health officials are placing new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant called Essure will remain on the market.

CMS will cover DNA sequencing for Medicare cancer patients

CMS will cover DNA sequencing for Medicare cancer patients

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 16, 2018

The CMS will now cover diagnostic laboratory tests using gene sequencing technology for Medicare cancer patients. The agency said the tests can help patients and their oncologists make better treatment decisions.

FDA clears DNA test to spot cancer genes, but with warnings

FDA clears DNA test to spot cancer genes, but with warnings

By Associated Press  |  March 06, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first direct-to-consumer breast cancer gene test, but it will require 23andMe to warn consumers about the limitations of the genetic information.

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets U.S. OK

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets U.S. OK

By Associated Press  |  February 15, 2018

The test doesn't detect concussions and the approval won't immediately change how patients with suspected concussions are treated. But it allows Banyan Biomarkers to commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the race to find a way to diagnose concussions.

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