As America continues to grapple with the opioid crisis, nonprofit advocacy group Public Citizen is calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place a moratorium on the approval of any new opioid medications.

Consumer advocacy group Public Citizen petitioned the FDA to pull Takeda’s gout treatment Uloric (febuxostat) off the market.

Consumer watchdog Public Citizen said it petitioned U.S. health regulators to withdraw approval of Sanofi SA’s Seprafilm and order a recall, saying the surgical implant has been associated with side effects including death. Seprafilm, developed by Genzyme, is used to reduce abnormal internal scarring following surgery, by separating tissues and organs while they heal. The […]

U.S. regulators have inappropriately expanded the approved use of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc’s sleep disorder drug Hetlioz beyond its original indication for use in blind people, the consumer watchdog Public Citizen said on Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug in January 2014 to treat Non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder in blind patients. But that […]