Articles tagged with: FDA

Why Clinical Trials Are Helpful to Society and Patients

Why Clinical Trials Are Helpful to Society and Patients

Virtually all the modern medical miracles we know today began their road to routine practice through clinical trials. This includes vaccinations for flu, measles, and polio; cancer treatments, including radiation and chemotherapy; drugs to treat HIV, diabetes, and hypertension, as well as common antibiotics that are used to treat a variety of infections.

Under-reporting of Complications from Robotic Surgery Puts Patients at Risk

Under-reporting of Complications from Robotic Surgery Puts Patients at Risk

A new study finds that hospitals are under-reporting complications from robotic surgery, which means patients lack information about surgical options...

Qnexa – Combination Weight-Loss Drug Meet Challenges to FDA Approval

 Qnexa – Combination Weight-Loss Drug Meet Challenges to FDA Approval

Vivus Inc has released promising results for their Phase 3 clinical trial CONQUER which was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of their new investigational weight loss drug Qnexa. Despite Qnexa’s promising results, the FDA is fearful of unpredictable and dangerous side effects and has been hesitant to approve many weight loss products, including Qnexa...