Why one hospital is restricting drug sales reps (news clip). Interesting perspectives on sampling.
Possible heart problem with HIV drug combo – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that HIV drugs Invirase and Norvir might lead to an abnormal heart rhythm when used in combination, according to preliminary data the agency is reviewing…more
Salix‘ antibiotic gets thumbs up from FDA panel – Salix Pharmaceuticals’ diarrhea drug Xifaxan should be cleared to treat patients with a debilitating liver disorder, but more study would still be needed after approval, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said on Tuesday. FDA’s outside advisers, in a 14-4 vote, said the antibiotic appeared to help patients with the liver condition, but that the company’s single clinical trial did not look at the sickest patients or follow subjects long enough given that the drug would be used until patients get a liver transplant or die…more
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From EyeonFDA blog – Is Congress the new FDA?
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