Mar 6th, 2017
During a Joint Address to Congress, Feb. 28, President Trump called on Democrats and Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and provider better healthcare. “Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country,” Trump said. “The way to make health insura...
Apr 29th, 2016
The FDA authorized emergency use (EUA) of Focus Diagnostics, Inc.’s Zika Virus RNA Qualitative Real-Time RT-PCR test to detect Zika virus in the blood of patients who have symptoms of Zika virus infection and live in, or have traveled to, an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission. This is the first commercial test to detect Zika virus ...
Dec 23rd, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on December 21 that its lifting the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The ban has been in place for 32 years, since the AIDS crisis began in the United States, and has been a sore subject of contention for gay activists. Due ...
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Apr 13th, 2015
The term “biosimilar” has been popping up a lot lately. What does it mean, and why should you care? What are Biosimilars? Many medications are biological products. In terms of pharmacology, a biological is any substance derived from animal products or other living organisms used to treat or prevent disease. Biological products are manufactured through biotechnology, ...
Feb 5th, 2015
Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2009, plans to resign from her post in March. The FDA’s chief scientist and a former official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Stephen Ostroff, will act as temporary commissioner until President Obama names Hamburg’s successor. Hamburg’s expected replacement is Robert M. ...