A sweeping medical research bill that passed the House on Friday included a provision aimed at improving safety monitoring of medical devices—an amendment inspired by a controversial gynecological devic With the amendment from Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, (R., Pa.), lawmakers would express “a sense of Congress” that “unique device identifiers” should be included in electronic health […]

EUGENE, Ore., July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is strengthening an existing label warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the chance of heart attack or stroke. The new policy pertains to both over-the-counter and prescription NSAID labels. The FDA reached its decision to strengthen NSAID warning […]

The Food and Drug Administration is giving restaurants and other food purveyors an additional year to comply with new rules that require calorie counts on menus, a response to concerns by some food establishments that the requirements are confusing and broad. The FDA said it would extend the deadline to December 2016 because it has […]