Trump administration opens door to importing medicine from Canada

The Trump administration took a first step on Wednesday toward allowing the importation of medicines from Canada, an action the president has advocated as a way to bring cheaper prescription drugs to... Read more »

Study confirms heart benefit of soy

US regulators should continue to recommend soy protein as part of a heart-healthy diet because it helps lower cholesterol, researchers conclude from an analysis of dozens of studies done in the past... Read more »

FDA puts partial hold on clinical trials of AbbVie’s cancer drug

WASHINGTON: AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed a partial clinical hold on all trials of its cancer drug Venclexta for multiple myeloma, after a review of... Read more »

Stricter compliance policy for e-cigarettes on the cards

WASHINGTON: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing stricter compliance policy for e-cigarette products and prioritizing regulation aimed at curbing their sale to minors, it said in draft guidelines announced... Read more »

National Cancer Institute chief to serve as acting FDA head

WASHINGTON: United States 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 resignation of Scott Gottlieb... Read more »

Regulator proposes new regulations for sunscreens

The US Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday two of the 16 currently used main chemical ingredients in over-the-counter sunscreen products are considered safe, as part of a proposal here aimed... Read more »

More blood pressure drugs may have shortages after recalls: FDA

NEW YORK: Additional shortages of blood pressure drugs in the United States are possible following recent recalls related to traces of a probable carcinogen found in some versions a particular class of... Read more »