Regulatory and Washington

02/28/2014 - 11:59am

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Friday welcomed news of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed rule, “Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels.”

02/28/2014 - 11:02am

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association earlier this week voiced support for keeping over-the-counter bronchodilators in the OTC Monograph during a recent meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee.

02/27/2014 - 12:39pm

As one of the most accessible healthcare providers in the community, pharmacists are an ideal resource for consumers on the risks of illegal Internet drug sellers. That was a key message that the National Association of Chain Drug Stores stressed in a statement submitted to a congressional panel.

02/27/2014 - 11:42am

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and such chronic diseases as obesity and heart disease.

02/26/2014 - 12:30pm

A pair of Food and Drug Administration advisory committees on Tuesday voted against the over-the-counter sale of Armstrong Pharmaceuticals' Primatene HFA, an epinephrine inhalation aerosol indicated for the temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent asthma for people ages 12 years or older.

02/25/2014 - 4:28pm

U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee vice chair Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., have introduced legislation that would establish a work group to explore opportunities to reduce prescription drug abuse without compromising access to medications for patients who legitimately need them.

02/25/2014 - 12:45pm

Healtheway on Monday announced the formation of Carequality, a new initiative dedicated to accelerating progress in health data exchange among multiplatform networks, healthcare providers, electronic health record vendors and health information exchange vendors.

02/25/2014 - 12:11pm

As part of the National Governors Association’s ongoing effort to help states reduce prescription drug abuse, findings from the Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Policy Academy were the focus of the Health and Human Services Committee session at NGA’s 2014 Winter Meeting, the association announced Sunday.

02/25/2014 - 10:56am

The Drug Enforcement Administration's Atlanta Field Division last week announced the launch of an anonymous statewide prescription drug texting tip line available to the public.

02/25/2014 - 10:37am

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday posted its final recommendation statement on vitamin, mineral and multivitamin supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.