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FDA Seeks To Limit List of Drug Risks on TV Ads

By Paul Gaita

The lengthy and often comical list of adverse side effects that concludes many television commercials for prescription drugs may be a thing of the past. MORE  

GHB, Conspiracy, and Suicide

By Allison McCabe

How one man's fight to elevate a sleep and fibromyalgia aid cost him his life as the FDA turned a societal dilemma over "crossover" drugs into a nightmare crime. MORE  

Changes in Hepatitis C Treatment Offer New Hope

By Paul Gaita

New guidelines for treating the disease is welcome relief for millions, but will insurers pay for it? MORE  

FDA Urges Doctors To Respect Acetaminophen Dosage Limits

By John Lavitt

The Food and Drug Administration cautioned doctors about the increased risks of liver damage, while warning manufacturers over non-compliance. MORE  

Will the FDA Finally Get Serious About Animal Antibiotics?

By Shawn Dwyer

A recent report by Salon magazine points to the collusion between Big Ag and the U.S. government to keep the food supply pumped up with resistance-building antibiotics. MORE  

ZOHYDROGATE: AND HERE COME THE ADDICTS

By John Lavitt

The FDA defied its own experts to approve a new prescription narcotic in a form almost certain to cause addiction and death from overdoses. The Fix investigates MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 16, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Two hundred sickened by synthetic pot, airplane passenger caught with cocaine, Canadian thieves steal $500K worth of booze, and Chief Keef switches rehabs. MORE  

Danish Drug Company Egalet Aims to Make Abuse-Deterrent Hydrocodone

By Allison McCabe

News about a joint collaboration with Japanese company, Shinogi, follows the FDA's controversial decision to approve the deterrent-less Zohydro. MORE  

Congress Protests FDA’s Approval of Highly-Addictive Zohydro

By John Lavitt

A letter signed by Democrats and Republicans to HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius urges the FDA to reconsider its controversial decision. MORE  

Teens Switch from Cigarettes to Hookahs

By Shawn Dwyer

Overall tobacco use is down, but teens are increasingly ingesting nicotine through alternative means. MORE  

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