At a recent meeting, the Food and Drug Administration Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee supported early clinical development of systemic products for pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis that has been inadequately responsive to topical therapies.
Sarepta Therapeutics CEO Chris Garabedian resigned earlier this week, a move that may be linked to a dispute with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the approval process for its new drug, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Teenagers who smoke the popular electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are less likely to use substances than adolescents who use both cigarettes and e-cigarettes (dual users) but more likely to use them than teenagers who have never used either product (nonusers).
A gay teen that committed suicide after being bullied by his classmates had one last wish—to donate his organs. While his kidneys, liver, heart, and lungs were donated, because of an FDA regulation, his eyes were not due to his sexual orientation.
Because many people have been using e-cigarettes as a was to stop using tobacco products, healthcare providers need to know the latest information on whether these new devices are safe for their patients.