Congress’ fiscal 2017 spending bill boosts funding for critical medical research and health programs. But will they do the same for fiscal 2018?
An at-home test that analyzes the DNA in saliva to determine a person’s risk for certain diseases sounds like a good idea. But there are some not so obvious side effects associated with it.
The Orphan Drug Act was created to encourage drugmakers to develop medicines for rare diseases. So why is it many drugs win approval as orphan drugs even though they are also used for “mass market” diseases?
Many drugs are approved that aren’t all that effective in the “real world.” Why is the FDA approving drugs that don’t really work?
The pharma industry is pushing back on efforts by the FDA to restrain off-label promotion of drugs. Public health would be harmed if a new rule is changed.
President Trump has been making policy decisions that directly impact health care. Most of them are not good for patients.