FDA Archives

Unregulated e-cigarette industry raises health concerns


It’s common now to spot someone in public holding an electronic cigarette and “vaping,” or inhaling and exhaling a cloud of flavored vapor. Oxford Dictionaries even picked up on the trend, naming  “vape” the 2014 word of the year, signifying the beginning phase of replacing an age-old habit of smoking tobacco. But is vaping a… Read More →

FDA calls out Kind bars for misbranding


Granola bars are often a quick snack throughout the day to provide a boost of energy and satisfy hunger in between meals, but some of the most common bars may not be as a healthy as they claim. The Food and Drug Administration served Kind LLC, the company behind Kind Bars, with a warning letter… Read More →

FDA approves return of nausea treatment

by in Business News | Healthcare

The only drug specifically designed for the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women will be back on the market in June of this year. The treatment was pulled from shelves thirty years ago but a thorough investigation finds the drug safe and the FDA gave its approval yesterday. “This is fabulous news,” says Dr.… Read More →

FDA approved thyroid cancer drug tested by TGen

by in Bioscience | Featured | Healthcare

The FDA has approved a thyroid cancer drug successfully tested at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials, a partnership of Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved cabozantinib for the treatment of progressive, metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), a rare endocrine gland cancer affecting the… Read More →

Combination of Diet and Radiation Therapy Shows Promise

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by in Bioscience | Featured | Healthcare

A team of brain cancer researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has effectively treated brain tumor cells using a unique combination of diet and radiation therapy. The study, “The Ketogenic Diet Is an Effective Adjuvant to Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Malignant Glioma,” was published in PLOS ONE.… Read More →

FDA picks Riester for anti-smoking campaign

by in Business News | Marketing | Small Biz

Adweek has reported that the FDA has picked six agencies — including Phoenix-based Riester, which has previously been involved in youth tobacco prevention advertising — to work on a new anti-smoking initiative, which together have a spend ceiling of $390 million over the next five years. Ending a bidding process that began in September 2011, Grey,… Read More →

Never Quiet On Cancer Care: Center To Focus Breast Cancer

Dr. Quiet with a breast cancer patient - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

Valley doctor creates first center to focus exclusively on women fighting breast cancer Dr. Coral Quiet is anything but … quiet, that is. This busy mother of two has been one of the loudest voices in Arizona’s war against breast cancer for more than two decades. “When I moved to Arizona in the early-1990s, I… Read More →

2010 HCLA – Researcher

2010 Health Care Leadership Awards

Honoree: Nabil Dib, Medical Director Nabil Dib, MD, M.SC., FACC Director, Cardiovascular Research Mercy Gilbert Medical Center A highly respected interventional cardiologist, Dr. Nabil Dib, director of cardiovascular research for Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical centers, serves as principal investigator for a variety of cardiovascular clinical trials, including cardiac regeneration involving cell and gene… Read More →