October 17, 2008

Trends in NDA Approvals

The research and development (R D) process for a new drug takes an average of 10 to 15 years and involves many discrete steps and activities.
October 17, 2008

The FDA, Vitamins, and the Dietary Supplement Industry

A look at the FDA and regulation of vitamins in the United States is revealing for the pharmacist.
July 18, 2008

Do We Really Need the FDA?

For all the hoopla and noise being made by the two presidential hopefuls over the state of our health care, there is not much talk about life expectancy in the United States compared with that in other countries.
June 19, 2008

FDA Inspection of Foreign Drug Companies

Have you ever wondered how well the FDA is doing at protecting the American public from harmful drugs?
June 19, 2008

What's News

Alexandria, VA -- A survey conducted by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) uncovered that the number of health system pharmacists playing a significant role in consulting with physicians on a wide range of drug protocols increased by 2% over the past six years.
May 20, 2008

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The sorcerer leaves his apprentice alone in the workshop tidying up...
April 18, 2008

FDA’s Proposed Ruling on Sunscreen Protection Products

Although the first sunscreen product was developed in 1928, it was not until the 1940s that the FDA began to regulate these products.
March 20, 2008

Access to Experimental Drugs

Imagine that a family member is suffering from a horrible disease that has no apparent treatment.
January 24, 2008

FDA Fast Facts

Prison Sentences for Women Who Claimed ALS Cure The FDA Office of Criminal Investigations today announced that a New Jersey woman has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for falsely claiming that she could cure amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.
December 20, 2007

FDA Fast Facts

At the behest of the FDA, U.S. Marshals seized more than $300,000 worth of products, including an antifungal product sold as NC Solution, other drugs for human or animal use, dietary supplements, and ingredients of those products.