GlaxoSmithKline won U.S. approval for a new and improved shingles vaccine, the second of three key products the drugmaker expects approval for in 2017.
President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. drug czar withdrew after it become public that he spearheaded a bill that undercut the government’s power to crack down on opioid makers that were flooding the market with the addictive painkillers.
Federal lawmakers are concerned that a recent cyberattack on pharma giant Merck & Co. could lead to numerous problems. including a drug shortage.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been using multiple channels to get the word out about post-storm safety to residents of areas still reeling from the effects of recent hurricanes.
New Mexico sued eight opioid manufacturers and wholesale distributors, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold corporations accountable for a national drug addiction epidemic.
The FDA approved an expanded use of Novo Nordisk’s diabetes drug Victoza to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.
South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma, accusing the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers and health-care professionals not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, and labeled by Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader Brands, due to potential contamination with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) and the risk for severe patient infection.
U.S. President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency and said his administration was drafting papers to make it official.
The number of U.S. adults and children with epilepsy is increasing, with at least 3.4 million people living with the disorder, according to data released in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This is the first time epilepsy estimates have been available for every state.