CNN — The US Food and Drug Administration can't show a key program meant to address opioid misuse and abuse actually paid off.
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The Hill — The vaccine, called Ervebo, prevents Ebola virus disease, caused by Zaire ebolavirus in people 18 and older, according to an FDA statement.
The Conversation – The synthetic psychoactive drug MDMA (3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine) has become an option to combat PTSD — as a supportive catalyst to a therapeutic process.
AP – U.S. health officials on Tuesday endorsed a type of cigarette that could help ease the addictive grip of smoking by delivering very low levels of nicotine.
STAT – Manufacturers are accustomed to setting up highly repeatable processes for making and delivering medicines. But when it comes to gene therapies, we understand that the ingenuity for manufacturing needs to be as unique and cutting-edge as the therapies themselves.
STAT – Purdue Pharma, the embattled opioid maker, has quietly split ways with PhRMA, the powerful lobbying organization charged with representing the drug industry in Washington.
STAT – The Food and Drug Administration on Friday expanded the approval of Vascepa, a fish-oil-derived medicine, to allow the drug’s maker to say it prevents heart attacks, strokes, and related health problems in people who are at high cardiovascular risk.
FDA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Vyondys 53 (golodirsen) injection to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients who have a confirmed mutation of the dystrophin gene that is amenable to exon 53 skipping.
The Atlantic – Big Tobacco is creating an electrified cylinder to be kept in your pocket. Branded “IQOS,” which is widely believed to be an acronym for “I Quit Original Smoking,” the device is the first in what’s expected to be a new class known as “heated tobacco” or “heat not burn” products.
The Washington Post – Stephen Hahn, an oncologist and top official at MD Anderson Cancer Center, was confirmed as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. The Senate vote was 72 to 18.