GSK’s New Asthma Drug Gets FDA Approval

Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder) is a once-daily ICS for maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients aged 12 years and older.


White House Weakens FDA-Proposed E-Cigarette Regulations

A White House department reportedly edited language in the FDA’s proposed rules for tobacco products that may weaken and limit the agency’s ability to regulate e-cigarettes and cigars, according to published documents cited by a Reuters news article.


FDA To Regulate E-Cigarettes, Cigars, More

The FDA has proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to regulate additional tobacco products, most notably electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, and other popular alternatives to cigarettes.

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FDA: Doribax Not Approved to Treat VAP

Doribax (doripenem), an antibacterial drug that has been used to treat patients who develop pneumonia while on ventilators, carries an increased risk of death and lower clinical cure rates compared to similar antibacterial drugs, according to the FDA.