FDA Recalls More Blood Pressure Medication

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced another blood pressure medication recall for one lot of losartan tablets, according to a safety announcement posted on the agency’s website. The latest voluntary blood pressure drug recall includes a lot of losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets manufactured by Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited. These blood pressure meds are […]

Drug Companies Must Fund Opioid Studies to Curb Overdose Epidemic, Says FDA Commissioner

The commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, says that addressing the opioid epidemic requires a bolder plan of action, and that the agency will require drug companies to initiate studies on whether opioids are effective treatment for chronic pain. Depending on the results of those studies, the FDA could […]

FDA Chief Warns States to Reduce Vaccine Exemptions—or the Feds May Step In

As measles outbreaks continue to impact communities across the United States, the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, told Axios that states must act to reduce vaccine exemptions, or the federal government will be forced to do so. Gottlieb was not specific about what actions federal regulators could or would […]