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Local pediatricians: Codeine not effective treatment for children

It's not a surprise to local doctors that codeine now has the FDA's black box warning, cautioning doctors against writing prescriptions for the opiate painkiller.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:16pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, codeine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, FDA, Journal of Pediatrics, Parenting

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Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

A new congressional report says concerns about electronic cigarettes underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 02:36pm EDT

Tags: electronic cigarettes, FDA

Va. firm wins FDA approval for overdose treatment

A Richmond-based company has received federal approval for a drug treatment that reverses the effects of pain medicine overdose.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:48pm EDT

Tags: overdose, FDA

A parent fights to speed FDA approval in hopes of saving son's life

Parents are leading petition drives to get the Food and Drug Administration to put promising, but still experimental, drugs on the fast track while their children are suffering from terrible diseases.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:20am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, FDA, drugs, Werner Arnold, Niko Arnold, Josh Hardy

Women discuss female libido drug trial at G.W.

Men have Viagra, but what do women have? Two women talk about a clinical trial at George Washington University for Sprout Pharmaceutical's little pink pill, called Flibanserin.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 09:26am EST

Tags: FDA, libido, Sprout Pharmaceutical, Flibanserin, Lori Lundin, viagra, sexual dysfunctipon

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FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:16am EST

Tags: FDA, smoking

FDA clears first drug for blindness sleep disorder

Monday - 02/03/2014, 07:20am EST

Tags: non-24, FDA

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