The FDA is approving new drugs faster and with less evidence of their safety and effectiveness, according to a new JAMA study

Since the FDA acknowledged the link between textured breast implants and a rare lymphoma in 2011, hundreds of cases have been diagnosed.   The offending implants have been recalled, but women still must confront a lack of knowledge about this rare cancer and struggle to…

Some people credit the foul-tasting supplement kratom with weaning them off opioids and relieving chronic pain and mood disorders. Kratom is derived from a leaf native to Southeast Asia, used since the 19th century as a mood booster and pain reliever—and its popularity is…

Paul Shuen was one of Toronto’s most lauded ob-gyns. But when nurses started noticing mysterious white pills inside his labor patients, they got suspicious. Without patients’ consent, Shuen had been putting women in “mortal danger” by inducing them with misoprostol, which…

Through an obscure “exemption” the FDA has allowed medical device manufacturers to hide malfunction reports from doctors and the public, a Kaiser Health News investigation found.   Unbeknownst to many medical professionals—and a former FDA commissioner—manufacturers can…

“Gottlieb has been shockingly good so far. I hope he doesn’t get fired,” worried Stanford’s Keith Humphreys, a Trump critic. Well, Gottlieb didn’t’ get fired, but the FDA commissioner did step down of his own accord Tuesday, Vox reported.

Targeted by the Trump administration, an HIV research lab that relies on fetal tissue from elective abortions faces an uncertain future.   Last week, the NIH notified the University of California at San Francisco research center—which has played an instrumental role in…

As soon as next week, the FDA is expected to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in thousands of US retail outlets and impose new rules for online sales. Gas stations and convenience stores will be barred from selling the products, but they will still be available…

The FDA’s approval on Friday of a new opioid that’s 10 times more powerful than fentanyl has drawn criticism from the head of the agency’s painkiller advisory committee and others.  Fentanyl in various forms has been blamed for tens of thousands of overdose deaths in…

1,000 pages of documents were seized from JUUL Labs during a surprise visit from FDA inspectors seeking information about the e-cig giant’s sales and marketing practices. It’s the latest FDA crackdown on the vaping market amid concerns the products are designed to hook kids…