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Medical Devices and Prescription Drug Policy
Fourteen House Democrats are pushing the Obama administration to swiftly finalize new regulations to prevent the emergence of drug-resistant “superbugs.”
The legislators told the White House in a letter on Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should quickly finalize regulations limiting the amount of antibiotics that can be given to farm animals in order to prevent the germs from growing immune to pharmaceuticals.
Members are concerned after a little-noticed October hack revealed users’ names, passwords.
The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to implement the Drug Quality and Security Act.
23andMe never received FDA clearance to market its DNA test kits.
Healthcare advocates are urging the White House to reject language they say would lock in high prices for biologic drugs.
Members of the House want to prevent the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from changing the rules for maintaining medical equipment that perform MRIs and other procedures.
A top Food and Drug Administration official told House lawmakers that the administration was “very concerned” about the threat of bacteria that are immune to antibiotic drugs.
The Senate voted 97-1 Tuesday to advance a drug bill aimed at creating a safer compound drug supply.
The Senate will spend part of the week debating a bill that would make it easier to trace drugs throughout the supply chain.
New draft rule would let generic drug manufacturers speed up changes to their safety labels.