The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products. As of 2017, 3/4th of the FDA budget is paid by people who consume pharmaceutical products, due to the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.
On Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released formal plans to curb the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and slow a surge in teenage use of the popular nicotine devices. Reuters reports that..
Business Insider reports that the Food and Drug Administration is proposing restrictions on sales of flavored e-cigarettes, from manufacturers like Juul. These proposals would not affect the tobacco,..
U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing adding a user fee to e-cigarettes to fund FDA oversight of new tobacco and nicotine products as part of an effort to reduce use by teenagers, according to his..
UPI reports Food and Drug Administration has approved a prescription-only nasal spray to treat depression -- marking the first medical advancement in fighting the affliction in more than 30 years. The..
According to CNN, "The US Food and Drug Administration approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s esketamine on Tuesday for treatment-resistant depression; the drug is the chemical cousin of ketamine, the..
On Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that he plans to step down next month, a sudden resignation that calls into question how the agency will handle issues..
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is exploring filing for bankruptcy to address potentially significant liabilities from roughly 2,000 lawsuits alleging the drug manufacturer contributed to the deadly..
MNN.com recently wrote, "It's only about the size of a 50-cent piece, but a pacemaker is a lifesaver. This implantable medical device helps regulate the heartbeat. When a person dies with a pacemaker,..
The F.D.A. made the product review a priority, citing shortages that occurred in the wake of several recalls of drugs that were found to contain potentially cancer-causing chemicals. NYTimes.com - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has tapped National Cancer Institute Director Norman Sharpless to serve as acting commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, following the.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing adding a user fee to e-cigarettes to fund FDA oversight of new tobacco and nicotine products as part of an effort to reduce use by teenagers, according to his.. Reuters - Published