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Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency must do more to try to slow the flow of dangerous opioids into the country.
Lawmakers also passed the Food and Drug Administration's funding reauthorization bill, which now heads to the president for his signature.
The FDA will delay regulations on e-cigarettes in part to direct smokers toward less dangerous products.
Scores of therapies are being tested for glioblastoma, McCain's kind of brain cancer, which usually recurs.
Glioblastoma is an aggressive, highly lethal type of cancer.
Stem-cell clinics are using a federal database as a marketing ploy for expensive, unregulated therapies, an analysis shows.
Although the agency is not bound by the panel's recommendation, it is likely to follow suit. Its decision is expected by late September.
But with CAR T-cell treatment’s stunning results come questions about serious side effects and its potential half-million-dollar cost.
Scott Gottlieb said the FDA will require manufacturers of immediate-release opioids to begin offering prescriber education.
Senate Republicans’ maneuvering on their plan is only increasing the anxiety of those with insurance coverage on the line.