23andMe and the FDA: what really drove them apart

What Really Drove 23andMe And The FDA Apart
BY ROBERT SAFIAN, fastcompany.com

Is getting a $99 DNA test really hazardous to your health? Our editor-in-chief decodes an innovation dustup.

When we put 23andMe CEO Anne Woj­ci­c­ki on the cover of Fast Com­pa­ny’s Novem­ber issue, we didn’t expect the FDA to yank the com­pa­n…

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FDA and 23andme: why they did it

Why The FDA Can’t Be Flexible With 23andMe, By Law
David Kroll, forbes.com

“One of the challenges is the world has been evolving and yet we have legislation that reflects a different era.”Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Almost a year ago, at the inau­gur­al Forbes…

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FDA puts foot down on 23andme

No DNA Testing For You, Thanks to the FDA
By Nick Gillespie, thedailybeast.com

Per­son­al genet­ic tests are safe, inno­v­a­tive, and the future of med­i­cine. So why is the most trans­par­ent admin­is­tra­tion ever shut­ting down a cheap and pop­u­lar ser­vice? Because it can.

In its infi­nite wis­dom, the Food and Drug…

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FDA reigning in medical apps

FDA to start reining in the Wild West of medical apps
by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, cnet.com

The FDA says it is only regulating products that turn smartphones into medical devices it already oversees, such as apps that let your phone act as an electronic stethoscope or give feedback on CPR.

The Wild West of mobile med­ical apps is get­t…

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23andme: how to use genetic testing while ensuring privacy

How to use 23andMe without giving up your genetic privacy
Sarah A. Downey, venturebeat.com

Sarah A. Downey is an attor­ney, pri­va­cy ana­lyst, and writer at Abine, an online pri­va­cy start­up in Boston. Find her on Twit­ter @SarahADowney.

If you’re like me, the idea of know­ing what’s in your genet­ic pro­file is both…

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Pesticides found in pregnant U.S. women in UCSF study – SFGate

Toxics found in pregnant U.S. women in UCSF study - SFGate

Toxics found in pregnant U.S. women in UCSF study – SFGate.

FDA gives thumbs-up to latest fingertip EKG | Crave – CNET

FDA gives thumbs-up to latest fingertip EKG | Crave – CNET.

The American Society of Pharmacognosy

 

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Jan­u­ary 3rd, 2013

“On New Year’s Eve of 2012, the US Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion (FDA) announced its approval of cro­fele­mer (Fulyzaq™, Salix Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, Ltd., Raleigh, North Car­oli­na) — mark­ing the sec­…

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FDA Approves Magnetic Helmet For Treating Depression

FDA Approves Magnetic Helmet For Treating Depression
By Anya Kamenetz, fastcompany.com

Today the Unit­ed States Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion approved a device that treats depres­sion using… mag­nets. About 14.8 mil­lion Amer­i­can adults, or 6.7 per­cent of the U.S. adult pop­u­la­tion, are diag­nosed with major depres­sion in …

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FDA finally tries to regulate pharma social media, God Help Them

FDA Guidance on Responding to Unsolicited Requests for Off-Label Information
pharma-mkting.com

Two days after Christ­mas, on Decem­ber 27, 2011, while most of us were still on vaca­tion, the FDA qui­et­ly issued “Guid­ance for Indus­try Respond­ing to Unso­licit­ed Requests for Off-Label Infor­ma­tion About Pre­scrip­tion Drugs and Med­ical…

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