Tag: FDA

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November 8, 2013

The Fat-That-Must-Not-Be-Named

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

As you may have heard, the FDA is considering changing its recommendations concerning partially hydrogenated oils, or what are commonly known as trans fats.…

February 8, 2011

Dirty Windows of Drug Development

Think of clinical trial data as a window on the efficacy and safety of a drug. Think of data protection and trade secrecy as soot. The above picture? This is the public view on drug safety and efficacy.According to a recent report in Nature Biotechnolo...
January 4, 2011

Coming Soon: Skull and Crossbones on Your Coke?

That purveyor of ideas all in the name of the “public’s interest”, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is calling for FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to mandate warning labels on none other than your good ole’ soda pop.…

September 3, 2010

FDA and Office of Human Research Protection Respond to Fetal Dex Complaint

The September issue of The American Journal of Bioethics, presaged by such astonishing articles as “The Lesbian Drug” in Newsweek, stretched the boundaries of the Journal by engaging questions about the relationship between advocacy and scholarship, the meaning of transgressing boundaries in that regard, and the extraordinary implications of the social and medical debate concerning the administration of dexamethasone during pregnancy in females with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.…

August 31, 2010

Going to the Movies To Become a Little Less Fun....

When you snuggle down in your movie seat to watch your next action flick or romantic comedy with a barrel sized popcorn bucket and gallon of Coke at your side, your movie theater euphoria might be a bit diminished–if the FDA has anything to say about it.…

August 3, 2010

Geron Gets Green Light...Are the Floodgates Opening?

With the FDA approval of the first human stem cell trial from the Geron Corporation, there can be no doubt that dozens of other human clinical trials will quickly follow on its heels for approval for hESCs to be used in human beings to treat everything from spinal cord injuries to Alzheimer’s Disease to cancer.…

August 4, 2009

Bioethicist Charo Accepts Key FDA Post

University of Wisconsin law professor R. Alta Charo has accepted the post of senior adviser in the Office of the Commissioner of the FDA.…

July 19, 2009

It's Not August! But The August Issue of AJOB is Already Online at Bioethics.net

Now available at bioethics.net is the August issue of The American Journal of Bioethics.

This month’s issue contains articles ranging in topics from organ conscription and whether the US ought to have an opt-out system for organ donation and a number of thought experiments supporting that position by Delaney and Hershenov.…

May 29, 2009

Pucker Up!

Ladies, how much risk of lead exposure would you be willing to undergo for ruby red lips? Is it even something to be concerned about?…

May 27, 2009

Will Your Tweets Keep You Healthy Or Make You Sick?

Google has been tracking flu trends to monitor disease outbreaks for some time, but with the most recent outbreak of swine flu, social media has taken on a new role in the monitoring of health in our lives.…