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FDA seeks network of outside experts for insight into regulations, technology

FDA's Bill Maisel, the deputy director for science and the chief scientist at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss a planned network of outside experts.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 10:31am EDT
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FDA names industry veteran as new CIO

The Food and Drug Administration has named Eric Perakslis as its new chief information officer and chief scientist for informatics.

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 03:34pm EDT

OSC comes to defense of two federal whistleblowers

The Office of Special Counsel is seeking to halt adverse personnel actions against two federal whistleblowers. Both employees were placed on unpaid administrative leave after they blew the whistle at their agencies.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 02:09pm EDT

FDA proposes more transparency of enforcement data

The Food and Drug Administration wants the public to comment on eight draft proposals aimed at making the agency's enforcement data more "accessible and user-friendly," according to a release.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 02:09pm EDT

FDA revamps foodborne-illness response program

Sherri McGarry, a senior adviser with the Office of Foods at the FDA, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new food-safety efforts at FDA.

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 09:55am EDT
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Chip that mimics human cells could advance next medical breakthrough

The National Institutes of Health Director, Dr. Francis Collins, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain a partnership between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 10:35am EDT
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Gov 2.0 lessons from Pillbox app

The application - now in its beta phase - helps emergency physicians, first responders, health care providers and the public in general identify pills with photos of the pills and descriptions.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 05:46pm EDT

SAMMIES finalist spent 3 decades improving public health

Dr. Lawrence Deyton is the director for the Center for Tobacco Products at the FDA.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 04:59pm EDT
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Smoker shock

Dave Ross, commentator

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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Breast cancer drug on the FDA chopping block

The battle over a breast cancer drug will be heating up again at the end of the month after the FDA banned its use.

Monday - 06/20/2011, 12:17pm EDT

House cuts FDA budget by 12 percent

The House voted on a spending bill that will slash the Food and Drug Administration's budget by nearly 12 percent.

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 07:22pm EDT

Sunscreen changes 'unprecedented' for FDA

Maggie Fox, managing editor for technology and health care at National Journal

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 08:38pm EDT
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Which feds make the most money?

Feds who make more than $180,000 a year make up less than one percent of the federal workforce. Leading that pack are doctors, lawyers and dentists. Doctors held roughly eight out of 10 of the top-salaried jobs.

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 01:50pm EDT

Meat glue: You've probably had it, and it could be dangerous

There's a meat industry secret they probably don't want you to know. It's called transglutaminase, more commonly known as "meat glue."

Sunday - 04/24/2011, 12:04pm EDT

Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

HHSInnovates awards online health tools

Health and Human Services recognizes six software tools that are leading the way in innovation for the agency.

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 06:31pm EDT

FDA opens Innovation Pathways

A priority review program for new, breakthrough medical devices is underway. FDA's Jonathan Sackner-Bernstein explains how it works.

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 09:41am EST
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FDA gets a food safety mandate, without the money

A $1.4 billion overhaul of the food safety system, giving the FDA new power to increase inspections at food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted products. Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg joins us with an update.

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 10:08am EST
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Partnerships forming for health care reform

As the Nation implements recently enacted health reform legislation, our regional businesses are uniquely qualified to assist the federal government to transform Health IT. Maryland is home to HHS, NIH, FDA, NIST, SSA, and the new Cyber Security Command Center and all of these agencies work with businesses to innovate health information technology. Montgomery County's Barbara Ashe tells us about a way to bring the sectors together.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:30am EST
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FDA's Sharfstein highlights transparency gains

Josh Sharfstein discusses his time with FDA before he leaves his post as principal deputy commissioner.

Friday - 01/07/2011, 03:49pm EST
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