FDA Approves First New Drug For ALS Treatment In 22 YearsThe US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in more than two decades.
Phila. Protesters Say Gay Men Shouldn't Be Singled Out When Donating BloodThe group says recent policy changes by the FDA on blood donations from homosexual men doesn't go far enough.
Philadelphia-Tested Robotic Legs Get FDA Approval For Home UseThe device, "Rewalk," fits like a suit of armor on the legs of a person with paralysis, enabling him or her to walk.
No End In Sight For Nationwide Shortage of Saline Solution Hospitals use clear plastic bags of saline solution, administered intravenously, to keep patients hydrated.
Princeton U. Begins Offering Experimental Meningitis Vaccine To StudentsThe type B strain of meningitis is very rare in the United States, but it has attacked at Princeton, and the symptoms can occur quickly and be potentially deadly.
Philadelphia Blogger Says US Ban on Blood Donations By Gay Men Is AntiquatedA third-year law student at Drexel University has authored a blog post that has raised more than a few eyebrows.
Tattoo LawsAccording to the US Food and Drug Administration, 45 million Americans sport tattoos. What are the federal regulations governing tattoos and tattoo parlors?
FDA Approval Nears for New In-Home HIV TestAn FDA advisory panel has unanimously recommended the approval of a new in-home HIV test. Local advocates are happy that another weapon will be available in the fight against HIV.
Area Cancer Specialist Lauds FDA Approval of New Drug ManufacturersThe US Food and Drug Administration has approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs that have been nearly impossible to secure for months.
Experts Warn Of Food Dangers Still Lurking After Cantaloupe RecallIt's being described as one of the deadliest food outbreaks in the US in more than a decade: at least 13 people in eight states have died after eating contaminated cantalopes.
Philadelphia Importer Laying Off Japanese Fish, TemporarilyThere is high anxiety in Japan over the safety of their water and food supplies, amid the prolonged nuclear power plant crisis.