News tagged with food and drug administration

Price slashed for drug to prevent preemie births

(AP) -- The maker of an expensive drug to prevent premature births slashed the price by more than half on Friday, following an outcry over the high cost and moves by federal regulators to keep a cheap version available.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Medications
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FDA panel votes to study food dyes, hyperactivity

(AP) -- A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Thursday that the agency further study the link between food coloring and childhood hyperactivity but said products that contain the dyes do not need package ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Health
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Medicare to pay for $93,000 prostate cancer drug

(AP) -- Medicare officials said Wednesday that the program will pay the $93,000 cost of prostate cancer drug Provenge, an innovative therapy that gives men suffering from the disease an extra four months to live, on average.

dateMar 30, 2011 in Health
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