News tagged with food and drug administration

After insulin pump hacking, lawmakers seek review

(AP) -- Two lawmakers are requesting a review of the government's security standards for wireless medical devices after a diabetic discovered how to remotely reprogram his and other people's insulin pumps.

dateAug 20, 2011 in Other
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Drug disposal can be tricky

Getting rid of a television, a gallon of kerosene or a set of tires in an environmentally friendly way can be done with relative ease in most states.

dateJul 04, 2011 in Environment
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FDA panel: Revoke drug's breast cancer approval

(AP) -- A panel of cancer experts has ruled for a second time that Avastin, the best-selling cancer drug in the world, should no longer be used in breast cancer patients, clearing the way for the government to remove its ...

dateJun 28, 2011 in Medications
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Hearing may be end of road for breast cancer drug

(AP) -- The best-selling cancer drug in the world comes under federal scrutiny once again this week, as drugmaker Roche makes a last-ditch effort to keep Avastin approved for breast cancer, despite evidence that it is ineffective ...

dateJun 27, 2011 in Medications
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FDA recommends lower doses of anemia drugs

(AP) -- Food and Drug Administration officials say doctors should use lower doses of anemia drugs when treating patients with failing kidneys due to the increased risk of stroke, blood clots and death.

dateJun 24, 2011 in Medications
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