Panel: The FDA Desperately Needs to Review its Approach to Opioids

A panel of experts has released a comprehensive report detailing the ways in which the FDA should consider going about tackling the nation’s opioid crisis.


Trump’s Pick for FDA Chief Has Drug and Biotech Industry Ties

President Trump’s pick for head of the FDA, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, receiving big bucks from drug makers.


Why Do Companies Still Put a Banned Chemical in Your Toothpaste?

The FDA has banned triclosan from antibacterial hand soap, but allows it to remain in toothpaste. Dentists’ opinions differ on the wisdom of that ruling.


FDA Investigates 89+ Cases Hepatitis A Linked to Strawberry Smoothies

The FDA is working with the C DC and local and state officials to investigate the recent string of sickened individuals caused by frozen strawberries sourced from Egypt.


Genetically Modified Mosquitoes win FDA Approval to Fight Zika

The FDA has given Oxitec Ltd. approval to conduct a trial of mosquitoes genetically engineered to fight the Zika virus in the Florida Keys.


FDA Approves Stomach Pump Device for Weight Loss

A FDA recently approved a new weight loss device which lets patients dump some of their stomach contents before the body absorbs it.


Watchdog Report: FDA too Slow in Recalling Contaminated Food

A report outlines how the FDA is slow in pulling products from the shelves, and may lead to a risk of disease and even death in the general population.


FDA Issues Warning for 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Increased Heart Failure Risk

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings for diabetes medications containing saxagliptin and alogliptin, linked to increased heart failure risk.


American Nurses Association Comment to the FDA: GMOs Aren’t Natural

The American Nurses Association weighed in on products with the ‘natural’ label, telling the FDA that products containing genetically modified ingredients should not be labeled ‘natural.’


Unsettling Truth: Most Clinical Trials are Funded by Big Pharma

Most clinical trials are now funded by Big Pharma instead of NIH or other third parties. Concerns exist about drug safety, bias, and conflicts of interest.


What Does Obama’s Appointee for Next FDA Commissioner Mean for Us?

What does Robert Califf becoming new commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration mean? It means the FDA has officially been bought by Big Pharma.


U.S. FDA FINALLY Shamed into Testing for Monsanto’s Glyphosate Herbicide in Food

Following glaring reports and consumer worry, it appears that the U.S. FDA will being testing food for levels of the toxic herbicide chemical, glyphosate.


Are Genetically Modified Pigs up Next for Approval by the FDA?

Professor Bruce Whitelaw has produced swine fever-resistant pigs through a new gene-editing technique., which he hopes will become FDA-approved.


FDA Claims New GM Potatoes are Safe: But Would You Eat it?

The Food and Drug Administration has recently given a green light to a genetically modified potato engineered to resist a certain pathogen.


Outraged Senator to Block FDA Commissioner Over Questionable GM Salmon

Sen. Lisa Murkowski will block Dr. Robert Califf’s candidacy as the new commissioner of the FDA because he fails to see dangers of approved GM salmon.


FDA Just Banned 3 Toxic Chemicals: Will These 8 Ingredients be Next?

The Food and Drug Administration recently banned 3 chemicals used in food packaging, and 8 more food additives are on the chopping block.


FDA to Approve Cannabis-Based Pharmaceutical for Multiple Health Conditions

GW Pharmaceuticals is expected to be given a green light for a cannabidiol drug (marijuana-based medicine) which shows promise in treating epilepsy.