Tag "Food and Drug Administration"

FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments (2)

The US FDA calls it "cruel deception": companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are "illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer."
Trump’s Nominee To Head The FDA Got Paid Millions By The Health Care Industry

Trump’s Nominee To Head The FDA Got Paid Millions By The Health Care Industry (0)

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the FDA, is a widely respected physician and prominent conservative health care thinker. He also has some serious financial ties to the industry he's tasked with overseeing if ultimately confirmed by the Senate. Gottlieb has received millions of dollars in compensation from some 20-odd biopharma and health firms, according to financial disclosure documents reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Trump Is Slashing FDA Rules. Why Isn’t Big Pharma Excited?

Trump Is Slashing FDA Rules. Why Isn’t Big Pharma Excited? (0)

President Donald Trump is planning to take the ax to Food and Drug Administration regulations. “[We’re] going to be streamlining the process so that, from your standpoint, when you have a drug, you can actually get it approved instead of waiting for many, many years,” he told a collection of Big Pharma CEOs, including the chief executives of Merck, Novartis and Johnson & Johnson, during a White House meeting earlier this year.
Technology Advisor – Trends Shaping Medical Devices

Technology Advisor – Trends Shaping Medical Devices (0)

Global advancements have changed the way we provide and receive health care. Early diagnosis, quick surgical procedures, reduced postoperative hospital stays, painless treatments and various innovative solutions have become norms of providing health care. These developments and solutions have been crafted by many players such as health experts, technology experts, research houses and consumer communities. The following are trends shaping medical devices today, and will continue to do so in the years to come. Home is the health care hub The very atmosphere of home cures many. This common mind-set of patients has triggered the need for easy-to-use home health care devices. The wireless home-care device segment alone is expected to touch $6 billion by 2017 in the U.S. This market is growing in the form of various new applications of smart medical devices such as remote patient monitoring, miniaturized ultra-low power devices, zero-defect reliability, and all-in-one devices are some of the most popular advanced device traits and technologies addressing the home health care market.
Would Donald Trump’s FDA Deregulation Create An Age Of Miracles?

Would Donald Trump’s FDA Deregulation Create An Age Of Miracles? (0)

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump made a dramatic appeal for lowering the hurdles new medicines face in gaining approval from the Food and Drug Administration. But Trump’s promises–that reduced regulatory standards would result in more cures reaching the market and lower drug prices–may be hard to keep.
Trump Wants To Shutter The FDA, But Does Anyone Really Want This?

Trump Wants To Shutter The FDA, But Does Anyone Really Want This? (3)

President Donald Trump wants to remake the Food and Drug Administration. And he happens to have a “fantastic person” in mind to do it, he said Tuesday — someone who will turn the agency into an industry-friendly shop that cranks out new cures on the double.
Letting Seriously Ill Patients Try Drugs Whose Safety, Efficacy Hasn’t Been Proven Could Be Deadly

Letting Seriously Ill Patients Try Drugs Whose Safety, Efficacy Hasn’t Been Proven Could Be Deadly (0)

Critics of the Food and Drug Administration, including at least one person under consideration to serve as its commissioner, accuse the agency of unnecessarily dragging out the drug approval process at a cost to both manufacturers and desperately ill patients.
Will FDA Guidance, Or Lack Thereof, Affect Food And Beverage Litigation?

Will FDA Guidance, Or Lack Thereof, Affect Food And Beverage Litigation? (0)

With the number of class action lawsuits brought against food and beverage manufacturers over allegedly poor labeling and marketing on the rise, companies and their attorneys are looking for more guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.