Sunday, January 29, 2023


FDA Memo Rebuffs Many Suggestions for Expanding Off-label Marketing

"After weeks of anticipation, the FDA has issued a lengthy memo about the extent to which so-called off-label information about medicines may be disseminated...

“Is STAT tone-deaf in accepting PhRMA sponsorship?”

Gary Schwitzer from the Health News Review questions STAT news’ decision to accept a sponsorship deal from PhRMA. “As highly as I think of...

“Does the FDA have a High Enough Standard for Drug Approvals?”

Last week STAT hosted a panel of experts, asking “Is the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process broken?” Article →­

“Why We Shouldn’t Trade a Weakened FDA for More Medical Research...

Ed Silverman at STAT reports that Congress has linked increased research funding to “fast-track” approval procedures. “By linking the extra funds to speedier approvals,...

“Judge Orders Release of Secret OxyContin Records Sought by STAT”

A Kentucky judge has ruled that Purdue Pharma will have to release secret documents about the marketing of OxyContin, a potent pain pill that...