- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Report: It's ethical to test embryos from DNA of 3 people Updated: Feb-03-16 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON - It's ethical to test a provocative new fertility technique that would prevent mothers from passing on rare but devastating diseases by creating embryos from the DNA of three people - dad, mom and an egg donor - advisers to the government said Wednesday.
- Price tag for Biden cancer 'moonshot' at $1B in Obama budget Updated: Feb-01-16 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for cancer research in his upcoming budget, the White House said Monday, bringing the total price tag for Vice President Joe Biden's cancer "moonshot" to $1 billion.
- FDA OKs Merck hepatitis C drug, adding to patient choices Updated: Jan-28-16 7:32 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Patients with hepatitis C have yet another advanced treatment option, as the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new once-a-day pill developed by drugmaker Merck.
- China busts 35 restaurants using opium poppies as seasoning Updated: Jan-21-16 11:46 pm
BEIJING - China's Food and Drug Administration says it found opium poppies used as illegal seasoning in 35 restaurants across the country, including a popular Beijing hot pot chain.
- Court overturns tobacco company victory over FDA on menthols Updated: Jan-15-16 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has ruled that tobacco companies had no basis to challenge a Food and Drug Administration report on menthol cigarettes, which the industry alleged was written by experts with conflicts of interest.
- Gov't watchdog: many gaps in FDA's oversight of drug safety Updated: Jan-14-16 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is speeding up its review of new drugs, yet often fails to keep track of safety issues with those medicines once they reach patients, according to government investigators.
- FDA gives OK for company's genetically engineered potato Updated: Jan-13-16 9:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says.
- Report finds more infections from dirty scopes at hospitals Updated: Jan-13-16 5:56 pm
SEATTLE - At least 250 people, mostly in the U.S., were sickened with life-threatening "superbug" infections linked to contaminated medical scopes in the past three years - more than previously estimated by federal regulators, according to a new Senate committee report released Wednesday.
- FDA panel favors approval for drug-oozing addiction implant Updated: Jan-12-16 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers recommended approval Tuesday for an experimental implant designed to treat patients recovering from heroin and painkiller addiction.