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Device approval exposes political pressure on FDA

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has taken the unprecedented step of acknowledging that it buckled to "extreme" pressure from Capitol Hill in its approval of a knee repair device last year. While FDA officials call ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Medications
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Wyeth sues FDA to block rival generic antibiotic

(AP) -- Drugmaker Wyeth on Wednesday sued the Food and Drug Administration to block the sale of a generic rival to its intravenous antibiotic Zosyn, claiming the generic is not an equivalent product and could harm critically ...

dateSep 23, 2009 in Medications
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FDA: Yes, lots of lipsticks contain lead

The good news: After a long, tight-lipped silence, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration tested lipsticks for lead -- a move that eco-nonprofit organizations like Campaign for Safe Cosmetics have been calling for years. After ...

dateSep 05, 2009 in Health
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