News tagged with drug approvals

FDA drug approvals mostly flat in 2009

(AP) -- Drug approvals from the Food and Drug Administration were flat last year compared with 2008 and warnings fell, even as the agency's new leadership struck a tougher stance on safety.

Jan 05, 2010
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FDA reversal OKs morphine painkiller for dying

(AP) -- A liquid morphine painkiller given by family caregivers to dying patients can remain on the market, federal regulators have decided after hearing protests over their decision to remove it. The Food and Drug Administration ...

Apr 09, 2009
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Drug industry advocates join chorus to split FDA

(AP) -- As momentum builds to rework the nation's food-safety system after a salmonella outbreak linked to peanuts, the drug industry is hoping for a happy side effect: faster approvals for new medicines.

Mar 22, 2009
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