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General Health

New Health Bill Could Lead to Changes in FDA Approval Process

The 21st Century Cures Act may dramatically change the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for new medical devices and prescription drugs, allowing insufficiently-tested products to enter the marketplace. The bill also raises concerns about the potential for drug manufacturers to participate in off-label marketing.


Understanding Prescription Drug Labels

The Food and Drug Administration requires drug companies to inform consumers of risks associated with their products, but it can be difficult to understand prescription drug labels and warnings if you don’t know where to look. You’ll find most information about your prescription drug in the package insert or in a Boxed Warning.


In Light of Prescription Drug Shortages, Ethical Concerns Arise

Numerous prescription drug shortages have made national headlines recently. Shortages impact a wide range of medications from painkillers to cancer treatments, leaving consumers feeling uneasy about alternatives and their potential side effects. Find out how to keep the growing number of drug shortages from negatively impacting your health.