Healthcare

Manchin takes aim at FDA over approved painkiller

He is working with several other senators on a bill that would target the FDA's approval process, after the agency gave the green light in October to Zohydro, which critics say is a highly-addictive and easily-abused painkiller.

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Health groups fight Republican push to deregulate medical technology

Health groups are pushing back against congressional Republicans for efforts they say would deregulate medical technology that is crucial to the well-being of patients.

In a letter to Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), about a dozen health and public interest groups asked the Senate Health Committee chairman to fight the Preventing Regulatory Overreach To Enhance Care Technology (PROTECT) Act, which they argue could prevent the Food and Drug Administration from reviewing certain medical devices. 

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