The Right to Try

‘Right to Try’ laws would allow dying patients access to non-FDA-approved treatments
AP

A bill allowing the terminally ill to use experimental drugs not yet approved for use by the Federal Drug Administration has advanced to the full House in Arizona.

Experts Slam Schumer’s Junk Science

Senate Dem pushing to ban food additive that FDA says is safe
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) / AP

Experts criticized a top Senate Democrat this week for pushing the federal government to ban a food additive that regulators say is safe at the behest of a food blogger whose campaign against the chemical has spurred a public outcry.

The China Threat: Fido Edition

FDA stumped by mysterious canine deaths and diseases
AP

Mysterious canine illnesses and deaths linked to Chinese produced jerky treats have slowed since two brands were pulled off the market earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday.

House Seeks Meningitis Docs from FDA

FDA asking for more regulatory power after meningitis outbreak
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg / AP

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked for more power to prevent crises like the meningitis outbreak. However, the House committee investigating the outbreak has complained that the FDA is not complying with their investigation into the incident.

(Sperm) Donor Intent

Watchdog group files lawsuit against FDA regulations on sperm donors

A nonprofit group has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for what it calls invasive and prohibitive restrictions on sperm donors.