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Lawyers for a man who alleges he developed bladder cancer after taking GSK Plc’s heartburn drug Zantac urged a California judge on Thursday to allow expert testimony linking the drug to the illness at an upcoming trial.

Magenta Therapeutics is cutting about 84% of its workforce after a patient’s death halted a Phase I/II trial in acute myeloid leukemia.

Cannabis products, excluding Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc’s epilepsy drug Epidiolex, are illegal at the federal level in the United States, although some states allow their use.

The FDA is working with the World Health Organization and foreign regulatory authorities to support an investigation into the source of contaminated cough syrups that have killed more than 300 children in Africa and Asia.

Datascope, a unit of Getinge, had recalled 4,454 therapeutic devices in December following a death and four serious injuries from their use.

Last week the FDA and CDC flagged a potential link between the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and stroke in older adults; today Israel’s coronavirus task force said it reviewed all its data and did not find an issue.

A safety monitoring system flagged that U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and German partner BioNTech’s updated COVID-19 shot could be linked to a type of brain stroke in older adults, according to preliminary data analyzed by U.S. health authorities.

FDA issued warning letters to Olympus’ units pertaining to a category of devices known as endoscopes, citing violations at its facilities.

An ECRI report identifies reasons medications have been under-utilized and urges action to help combat America’s obesity epidemic.

A letter published Wednesday in the NEJM links a stroke patient’s death to lecanemab. Eisai investigators respond.