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DigiM Solution LLC, a provider of microstructure characterization and optimization solutions and software, has received a contract from the Office of Generic Drugs of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. more
[Research Articles] Caveolin-1-derived peptide limits development of pulmonary fibrosis  Science Magazine · 4 days
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal fibrotic lung disease with a median 5-year survival of ~20%. Current U.S. Food and Drug Administration–approved pharmacotherapies slow progression of IPF, providing hope... more
FDA checks metformin drugs for potentially carcinogenic substance  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
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Medical News Today: Companies selling risky stem cell products receive FDA warning  MNT · 5 days
The FDA have issued warnings to several companies marketing potentially unsafe products involving stem cells and other cellular material. more
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Researchers have developed a more accurate method of measuring bispehnol A (BPA) levels in humans and found that exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical is far higher than previously assumed. The study provides the first evidence that... more
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A drug used for rheumatoid arthritis has moved a step closer to FDA approval for a desperately needed new use. more
GW-led consortium receives $2.2 million from FDA for Biocompute Object Specification Project  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A consortium led by the George Washington University (GW) has been refunded for their BioCompute Object Specification Project, thanks to a $2.2 million, five-year... more
FDA-approved drug repairs gut leakiness associated with ulcerative colitis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A research team led by biomedical scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found that a drug approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis can... more
Experimental drug better for repeat kidney cancer patients than FDA-approved equivalent  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Senate panel backs Trump's pick to run FDA  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Senate lawmakers are advancing the nomination of President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration more
R.J. Reynolds seeks FDA approval to claim e-cig is safer  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Food and Drug Administration will review whether R.J. Reynolds can claim that its electronic cigarette poses less risk than tobacco more
Popular heartburn drug voluntarily recalled for carcinogen levels above FDA standards  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The popular heartburn drug ranitidine, commonly known as Zantac, was voluntarily recalled due to the contamination of a human carcinogen that could potentially cause cancer. The... more
FDA-approved anti-inflammatory drug delays onset of ALS in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)--a disabling neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and leads to weakened muscles and early death--is not fully... more
FDA Calls Psychedelic Psilocybin a 'Breakthrough Therapy' for Severe Depression  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
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FDA-approved drug to prevent organ rejection may slow skin aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The search for youthfulness typically turns to lotions, supplements, serums and diets, but there may soon be a new option joining the fray. more
Rapamycin may slow skin aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The search for youthfulness typically turns to lotions, supplements, serums and diets, but there may soon be a new option joining the fray. Rapamycin, a FDA-approved drug normally used to prevent organ rejection after transplant surgery, may also... more
Study examines prevalence of Miller-Fisher syndrome after vaccination in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Food and Drug Administration examined the prevalence of Miller-Fisher syndrome... more
FDA nominee ducks questions on Trump e-cigarette flavor ban  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Trump’s pick to lead FDA sidesteps questions on future of proposed ban on vaping flavors more
Breakthrough therapy could improve health and survival in people with cystic fibrosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers at the Children's Hospital Colorado Breathing Institute, one of the largest cystic fibrosis clinical care centers in the U.S., are part of a... more
FDA warns Dollar Tree about flagged Chinese manufacturers  ABC NEWS · 1 month
The FDA has again warned Dollar Tree’s parent company about importing drugs and cosmetics that could be tainted due to improper product testing during manufacturing more
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