Tag Archives: FDA
By Guest Blogger | Published: March 14, 2013
By Niels Erik Hansen Last fall’s deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections is a tragic reminder of the risk of errors inherent in manual pharmacy medication compounding. Unsanitary conditions at the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that made the injections resulted in fungal contamination of the drugs. The resulting outbreak sickened nearly 700 people in [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: February 5, 2013
Good science can’t be rushed, even when the lives of patients hang in the balance. But regulatory science, and its relationship to a drug’s commercial success or failure, can inadvertently block access to individual patients in their hour of need.
By Jill Wechsler | Published: January 30, 2013
The much-discussed US v. Caronia case, which has raised questions about the Food and Drug Administration prosecution of pharma companies for making off-label product claims, doesn’t change very much, according to FDA’s top drug marketing enforcer.
By Jill Wechsler | Published: January 21, 2013
Biopharmaceutical companies are touting their huge investment in R&D, which has filled the drug pipeline with more potential first-in-class medicines, including orphan drugs, personalized medicines and new therapies based on novel scientific strategies. A report by the Analysis Group for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) documents more than 5,000 new medicines in [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: December 5, 2012
If a drug’s label is not the final word on what is true – or untrue – about a product, then who decides what can and cannot be said during a sales detail?