Tag: food and drug administration

Ashley Moody: $14 Million From $233 Million Questcor Headed to Florida Medicaid Program

Last week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced she helped secure more than $233 million through a multistate action alleging that a nationwide pharmaceutical company defrauded Medicaid. Mallinckrodt ARD, LLC, formerly known as Questcor...

Florida Delegation Rallies Behind the Defending Domestic Orange Juice Production Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., introduced the “Defending Domestic Orange Juice Production Act.” The bill “would direct the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lower the...

Gus Bilirakis Helps Shape Food and Drug Amendments

Last week, the U.S. House passed the Food and Drug Amendments which included several proposals from U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. Back in May, Bilirakis showcased his support for a proposal “to help further development...

Matt Schellenberg: Baby Food Supply Crisis Shows How Federal Bureaucracy Plagues Our Daily Lives

How the federal government solves problems is, no other way of putting it, problematic. Take the recent baby food supply shortage, for example. First, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bureaucracy shut down a baby...

Marco Rubio Tells FDA Not to Ration COVID Treatments Based on Race

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Dr. Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), regarding the agency’s recent guidance that race and ethnicity should...

Marco Rubio, Amy Klobuchar Introduce Domain Reform for Unlawful Drug Sellers Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out the “Domain Reform for Unlawful Drug Sellers (DRUGS) Act” with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., as a co-sponsor. The bill would “provide the U.S. Food and...

Vern Buchanan Wants to End FDA Requirement to Test Drugs on Animals

Buchanan introduced the bill this month and highlighted it on Thursday, insisting it will “streamline drug development and spur innovation without resorting to inhumane and counterproductive experiments on dogs, primates and other animals.”

Marco Rubio Backs Jeanne Shaheen’s Proposal to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices

The bill “would tackle exorbitant prescription costs by increasing competition for generic drugs through better oversight of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) citizen petition process.”

Rick Scott Wants FDA to Provide Information on Reports of Toxins in Baby Food

In his letter, Scott stressed that exposure to these toxins threatens the neurological development of infants and that products approved by the FDA must be safe for consumption.

Robin Mather: Authorities Fear COVID-19 is Making Opioid Abuse Worse

The pandemic’s stress and isolation have increased drug use and increasing the chances of an overdose with no one present to render first aid or call for help.

Rosa DeLauro Names Florida Democrats to Appropriations Spots, Including Wasserman Schultz Leading a Subcommittee

Naming Democrats to the committee and its various subcommittees, DeLauro announced this week that she is keeping Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the U.S. House Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.

John K. Lawlor: A Primer on COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries

Vaccines are usually very slow to go to market. There are many good reasons for this, foremost among them the safety of the people who are being asked to be the vaccine’s early adopters. This is where we find ourselves today with the COVID-19 vaccine, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just issued the first Emergency Use Authorization to allow a vaccine to be immediately distributed to prevent COVID-19.