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July 30, 2014

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July 29, 2014

Drug Naming Process Gets New Scrutiny From FDA

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The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a notice seeking comments on the process of naming prescription drugs, particularly drug manufacturers’ desire to reserve a specific name for a drug product.

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By Paul Jenks Posted at 10:30 a.m.
Pharmaceuticals

July 23, 2014

FDA Chief In India Departs

CQ HealthBeat’s Kerry Young reports on the departure of the Food and Drug Administration’s India office chief, Altaf Lal.

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July 15, 2014

Innovation: Fred Upton’s Committee Pushes for Ideas; Report Looks to 2025

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, led by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., over the past few months has been busy examining a range of topics to assist in the development of new legislation to overhaul federal health programs to foster the development of new technologies and medical breakthroughs. The committee is in the process of examining the development and approval process for new drugs and devices. The effort continues later this week with a hearing on leveraging communications technologies.

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July 8, 2014

Rare Pediatric and Neglected Tropical Diseases: FDA Responds With Guidance

Capitol Hill asks for a lot of things in legislation, and federal agencies eventually do respond. The FDA issued reactions recently to two requests made in bills enacted prior to the current Congress.

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