Drug Administration

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

The Food and Drug Administration wants to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription. The agency proposed new guidelines Tuesday for drugmakers who want to switch prescription drugs to over the counter. In a statement, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the agency is evaluating ways to make sure … Continue reading FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

WASHINGTON | US warns liquid nicotine packets resemble juice boxes, candy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are issuing warnings to makers of liquid nicotine whose packaging resembles children’s juice boxes, candies and cookies. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday the packaging practice is illegal for vaping formulas. The agency says children could mistakenly drink the liquids, which are intended for use in e-cigarettes and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US warns liquid nicotine packets resemble juice boxes, candy

TRENTON, N.J | First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease

TRENTON, N.J. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to slow kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease. Jynarque (jihn-AR’-kew), from Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical, was approved Tuesday for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. The progressive genetic disorder is the fourth-leading cause of … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J | First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease

WASHINGTON | Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores as part of a monthlong operation against illegal sales … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

WASHINGTON | US agency cracks down on Juul e-cigarette popular in schools

WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Federal health officials are cracking down on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores as part of a nationwide operation against illegal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US agency cracks down on Juul e-cigarette popular in schools

WASHINGTON | US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

WASHINGTON | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The plan from the Food and Drug Administration includes few immediate changes, but lists a number of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety