Food And Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first new drug to treat lupus in over 50 years, a milestone that medical experts say could prompt development of other drugs that are even more effective in treating the debilitating immune system disorder.
The New Year brings new faces to the O’Malley administration. Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein leaves his post with the FDA to become the Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says the Food and Drug Administration’s principal deputy commissioner is returning to Maryland to become the state’s top health official.