Food And Drug Administration

If you’ve ever wondered how new Multiple Sclerosis drugs are developed, evaluated, and finally approved for the market, Bloomberg.com offers a link to the video of the FDA Committee Meeting on Novartis’s new Gilenia, the first pill for Multiple Sclerosis. After drug testing and before the FDA approves a new medication, a panel of health […]

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Rick on December 14th, 2008

I’ve written before about my annual pre-authorization hassles for Provigil®.  You can read more in “MS Medications, Insurance Coverage and 2 Ounces of Gold“. This year I learned about a new tool.  It’s called a “plan sponsor override“.  And, in my experience, it works. Here’s how it worked. First, Provigil is not a Food and […]

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Rick on November 4th, 2007

Use the FDA’s MedWatch for the Latest Drug Safety Information. If a medication you take requires additional warnings, you can learn about it on this web site of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MedWatch is the FDA’s web site for reporting current medication safety information about drugs and medical products which are regulated by […]

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