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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, discussed on Wednesday steps the agency is taking to support efficiency in drug development and FDA's oversight of drug quality.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb discusses the agency's efforts to stop the spread of illicit opioids and further secure all aspects of the supply chain for legitimate medications, including opioids. On Tuesday, the agency announced it has issued its first warning letter under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) to McKesson Corp.

According to a modified Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program for clozapine, starting February 28, 2019, pharmacists are no longer allowed to enroll patients in the Clozapine REMS Program, and pharmacies must also be certified to dispense clozapine.

What are the best treatments for the sniffles, sneezes, and congestion that accompany the common cold in children and adults? A team of international researchers set out to determine the answer in light of claims made by manufacturers of various OTC products. Their findings show the best remedy for colds—besides short-term nasal decongestants in adults and saline nasal products in children—may simply be patience.

Increasing use of e-cigarettes led to a reversal in progress in reducing youth tobacco product use last year, CDC reported Monday.

CDC reported Friday that the percentage of people going to the doctor for influenza-like illness (ILI) last week rose from 3.8% to 4.3%, the highest level so far this season. CDC noted, however, that the ILI level is still far lower than the 7.5% peak recorded last year. All 10 U.S.

If you’ve been hearing a lot about fish oil, it’s not your imagination. Late last year, results from two major trials—REDUCE-IT (Reduction of Cardiovascular Events With EPA – Intervention Trial) and VITAL (Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial)—were released, clueing patients and health care providers into the benefits fish oil can have, if any. At best, results from these new trials provide some information on how formulation and dose of fish oil could make a difference.

FDA launched on Thursday enforcement action against two Walgreens and Circle K locations for multiple violations of restrictions on the sale and distribution of tobacco products, including sales of cigars and menthol cigarettes to minors.

FDA approved on Wednesday caplacizumab-yhdp (Cablivi—Ablynx) injection, the first therapy specifically indicated, in combination with plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy, for the treatment of adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP).

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Trump called on Congress to take further action to reduce the price of prescription drugs. Trump also highlighted the disparity between what Americans pay for drugs and what people in other countries pay for those very same medicines.