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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Ensuring safety of drugs, medical supplies and food which is used daily.

FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.

The FDA's organization consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Blog Posts

Choosing supplements - why all supplements are not the same

Choosing supplements - why all supplements are not the same

When selecting a supplement, price is not the sole determining factor

Genflow Seeks Investors for Novel SIRT6 DNA Repair Anti-Ageing Therapy

Genflow Seeks Investors for Novel SIRT6 DNA Repair Anti-Ageing Therapy

Great to see a startup willing to explicitly state they are treating ageing itself as a disease

Ambrosia Plasma relaunches - announces improvement in key ageing biomarkers

Ambrosia Plasma relaunches - announces improvement in key ageing biomarkers

The Club interviews Jesse Karmazin, CEO, to find out more about the trial, the FDA warning, and the relaunch

Does no smoking mean no vaping?

Does no smoking mean no vaping?

Sometimes news coverage of e-cigarettes can be confusing - what's the best advice?

People at Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Robert Califf

Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration

Jeffrey Shuren

Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the FDA.

Peter Marks

Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at the Food and Drug Administration

Scott Gottlieb

American physician and investor.

Amy Abernethy

Dr. A. Abernethy is a Principal Deputy Commissioner and Acting CIO at US FDA

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) News

World's first MRI-compatible surgical robot cleared by FDA for breast biopsies

FierceBiotech - 13-Sep-2023

Safer, more accurate breast biopsies made possible with IGAR robot


Humacyte's bioengineered tissue outperforms synthetic grafts

FierceBiotech - 12-Sep-2023

Human acellular vessel showed better results in vascular trauma repair


Neuralink's brain implant gets $280M in funding, eyes clinical trials

FierceBiotech - 08-Aug-2023

FDA approves Neuralink's brain implant, patients can now sign up for trials


FDA grants approval for Neuralink to proceed with human trials

BBC - 26-May-2023

Neuralink's implants will still require extensive testing to overcome technical and ethical issues


David Sinclair responds to FDA's ban on NMN dietary supplements

Live Forever Club - 19-Dec-2022

Mixed in with some generic platitudes, he makes his case that NMN should be an FDA approved drug


Beta NMN is no longer available as a nutritional supplement in the US market, reports FDA

Longevity Technology - 15-Nov-2022

Likely to be discussions before stock is removed from sale - and should still be available in the UK


FDA warns robotic surgery for breast cancer is unproven and could pose health risks

pharmaphorum - 22-Aug-2021

Prior study approval and monitoring long-term outcomes are needed to ensure patient's safety

Read more... interviews George Church about gene therapy and longevity (LEAF) - 28-Jul-2021

Discusses animal trials, potential human trials, reeducating the FDA and improvements in technology


For the first time in 20 years, FDA approved new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease

BBC - 08-Jun-2021

A long way from a cure, but hopefully indicates that Alzheimer's isn't unassailable


FDA grants Endogena's primary program for EA-2353 suspension targeting retinitis pigmentosa

Biospace - 13-May-2021

Endogena’s photoreceptor regeneration approach offers new treatment paradigm in retinitis pigmentosa


Bayshore latest drug maker to recall metformin after carcinogens found

FiercePharma - 21-Aug-2020

A good example of why you have to be careful buying meds - even big pharma has problems.


Brain ageing reversed by Israeli doctor through an oxygen chamber

The times of Israel - 15-Jul-2020

Don't try this at home! Too much oxygen (hyperoxia) is definitely bad for you


Crowdsourced samples of metformin from USA contain unacceptable levels of NDMA

New York Times - 27-May-2020

Found only in extended-release versions of metformin, immediate-release versions are okay


Parkinson's patient can swim again after stem cell transplant

Newsweek - 14-May-2020

Study and procedure represent a milestone in personalized medicine for Parkinson's


The integral role of gut microbiome in precision medicine

AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) - 01-May-2020

Huge potential in a more personalized diagnostics and diet-based disease interventions


Mojo Vision secures another $51M to develop its augmented reality contact lens

TechCrunch - 29-Apr-2020

BBC was blown away at CES so let's hope this helps bring this "iPhone of wearables" to market


Longevity Vision Fund joins Series B funding for Sigilon Therapeutics

Longevity Vision Fund - 20-Apr-2020

To support human clinical trial of novel encapsulated cell therapy for hemophilia A


FDA gives the green light for human trials against a new coronavirus therapy

WebMD - 03-Apr-2020

May cause serious adverse effects if stem cells over attack normal lung cells


COVID-19 advanced testing lab created by UC Berkeley scientists

University of California, Berkeley - 30-Mar-2020

In response to mass testing needs, they employ robotics and automation for accuracy and speed


Digital twins to revolutionize personalized medicine

Medical Futurist - 19-Mar-2020

Risk prediction and best therapy for a specific patient is a future possibility


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