FDA http://kcur.org en Missouri Becomes Third State To Enact 'Right To Try' Drug Law http://kcur.org/post/missouri-becomes-third-state-enact-right-try-drug-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri residents who have exhausted conventional disease cures will have access to experimental drugs under legislation signed on Monday by </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon.</span></p><p>The so-called <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1685&amp;year=2014&amp;code=R">Right to Try</a> legislation gives patients and their doctors the ability to procure drugs that have yet to gain approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration if the pharmaceutical manufacturer agrees to provide the product.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:33:41 +0000 Mike Sherry 58957 at http://kcur.org Missouri Becomes Third State To Enact 'Right To Try' Drug Law Missouri Measure Would Enact ‘Right to Try’ Drug Program For Dying Patients http://kcur.org/post/missouri-measure-would-enact-right-try-drug-program-dying-patients <p></p><p></p><p>If you were dying and had exhausted all conventional treatment options, wouldn’t you want immediate access to a drug that might prove to be a miracle cure?</p><p>That’s the promise of <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1685&amp;year=2014&amp;code=R">legislation</a> that, if signed by Gov. Jay Nixon, would make Missouri the third state in the country - after Colorado and Louisiana – to enact a so-called “Right to Try” law, which aims to get &nbsp;investigational drugs into the hands of terminally ill patients as quickly as possible.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:19:24 +0000 Mike Sherry 57652 at http://kcur.org FDA Pushing To Limit Livestock Antibiotics http://kcur.org/post/fda-pushing-limit-livestock-antibiotics <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The FDA wants to <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm378100.htm?source=govdelivery&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=govdelivery">phase out antibiotics in meat</a>.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:52:08 +0000 Peter Gray 48230 at http://kcur.org FDA Pushing To Limit Livestock Antibiotics FDA Increases Inspections On Cantaloupe Farms http://kcur.org/post/fda-increases-inspections-cantaloupe-farms <p>The Food and Drug Administration is ratcheting up inspections this year on cantaloupe farms and other processing facilities throughout the country. The increased scrutiny is in direct response to two large-scale outbreaks of deadly food borne bacteria.</p><p>Both outbreaks were tied directly to tainted cantaloupe. Salmonella on melons from Indiana and listeria on some from Colorado killed 36 people.</p><p>The repercussions were felt by cantaloupe growers throughout the country - including Michael Hirakata in Colorado’s Arkansas River valley.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:15:52 +0000 Luke Runyon 35871 at http://kcur.org FDA Increases Inspections On Cantaloupe Farms FDA To Fund Controversial Research Foundation http://kcur.org/post/fda-fund-controversial-research-foundation A nonprofit foundation set up to support scientific research of interest to the Food and Drug Administration is finally starting to take off after years of struggling financially — and it's about to get some long-promised funding from the FDA.<p>But some critics worry that this foundation, which will also raise money from private sources including industry, could provide a way for the food and medical industries to sway FDA decisions.<p>The <a href="http://www.reaganudall.org/">Reagan-Udall Foundation</a> was created by Congress back in 2007. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 15367 at http://kcur.org FDA To Fund Controversial Research Foundation Top Of The Morning News: Monday, January 23, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-january-23-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p>• Governor Nixon: Avoid Tuition Hikes Despite Budget Cuts<br /> • MODOT Looks To Private Sector Not Voters For I-70 Tolls<br /> • Health Group Pushes Farmers To Reduce Antibiotic Use</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:25:01 +0000 Maria Carter 11296 at http://kcur.org