Tag:Food and Drug Administration

  • Sessions renews fight against opioids amid skepticism

    RALEIGH — It’s time to get aggressive in the fight against opioid addiction, said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Raleigh presentation on the nationwide opioid crisis. Sessions, the nation’s top law-enforcement officer, is a longstanding crusader in the war on drugs. Now he faces…

  • Safer tobacco product available, but feds slow to offer a light 

    What if a product could save lives and millions in health-care costs? Imagine that product had undergone extensive tests and trials providing undisputed data showing it was safe. But what if a government agency with an anti-tobacco agenda from a previous administration made that product unavailable?   It’s happening now, as the Food and Drug Administration considers an application…

  • Federal Right to Try bill could bypass FDA bottleneck

    Right to Try is gaining momentum across the country, yet states worry a cumbersome federal approval process will continue to inhibit patients’ access to experimental drugs. The Food and Drug Administration allows health-care providers access to experimental drugs and procedures but the process can take months, which frustrates…