Food and Drug Administration News

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Article Title
11/16/2017
11/16/2017
11/15/2017
11/14/2017
11/14/2017
11/6/2017
10/31/2017
10/25/2017
Controversial Chemical Can Linger on Your Toothbrush

Triclosan is still allowed in toothpaste in U.S., but not soaps and wipes

10/19/2017
Gene Therapy Approved for B-Cell Lymphoma

The first such treatment for non-Hodgkin form of this cancer

10/19/2017
FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy

Yescarta fights a type of lymphoma; move is heralded as helping open 'new era' in medical care

10/9/2017
Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea

Implantable device stimulates breathing during sleep

10/6/2017
First Test to Detect Zika in Blood Donations Approved

Not designed to diagnose the infection, however

10/6/2017
FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika

Though the virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, it can be transmitted through blood transfusions

9/29/2017
Verzenio Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer

The most common cancer in the United States

9/28/2017
Glucose Monitoring System Eliminates Need for Finger Pricks

Instead, sensor is implanted below skin in diabetes patients

9/28/2017
FDA Approves New Continuous Glucose Monitor for Diabetes

Device eliminates need to prick finger to measure blood sugar levels

9/14/2017
9/14/2017
FDA OKs First 'Biosimilar' Drug to Fight Cancer

New biologic could help drive down the cost of care, agency says

9/14/2017
Aliqopa Approved for Follicular Lymphoma

A cancer of the lymph system

9/14/2017
App to Help Treat Substance Abuse Approved

But app is not recommended for opioid dependence

9/2/2017
How to Prevent, and Treat, Lyme Disease in People and Pets

U.S. health officials warn that cases of the illness are on the rise

9/1/2017
FDA OKs Return of Once-Withdrawn Leukemia Drug

At lower dose, Mylotarg extended survival against a certain type of blood cancer

8/30/2017
Pediatric Treatment Approved for 'Kissing Bug' Disease

Benznidazole sanctioned for Chagas infection

8/30/2017
FDA Approves 1st Treatment for 'Kissing Bug' Illness in Children

Benznidazole becomes the nation's only drug for Chagas disease

8/30/2017
Antibiotic Vabomere Approved

For complicated urinary tract infections

8/30/2017
First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

For certain people with blood/bone marrow cancer

8/30/2017
FDA OKs 1st Gene Therapy for Use in U.S.

It transforms a patient's immune system cells to fight a form of leukemia

8/18/2017
FDA May Limit 'Risk Info' in Direct-to-Consumer TV Drug Ads

Would new approach to broadcast advertising deprive consumers of vital information?

8/17/2017
8/16/2017
FDA Announces Recall of Some Liquid Pharmaceutical Products

Concerns over possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in patients prompted the move

8/15/2017
Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?

Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

8/8/2017
FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

8/4/2017
Mavyret Approved for Hepatitis C

A chronic viral infection of the liver

8/4/2017
The Fine Print on Medication Expiration Dates

When to discard Rx and OTC drugs

8/3/2017
New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Vyxeos combines two previously approved drugs

8/2/2017
Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Graft Versus Host Disease

A deadly condition that affects some stem cell patients

8/1/2017
Idhifa Approved for Some With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

For adults with specific genetic mutation

7/28/2017
FDA Looks to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

Goal is to combat smoking by making it less addictive

7/28/2017
How Savvy Are You About Nail Care Safety?

Certain mani-pedi products can cause trouble, FDA warns

7/23/2017
A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix

Could be a dangerous combination, depending on the drug

7/20/2017
MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care

Device designed for neonatal brain and head imaging

7/18/2017
Nerlynx Approved to Help Prevent Breast Cancer's Return

Drug is designed to block cancer-fueling enzymes

7/13/2017
FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

7/7/2017
FDA Approves New Drug for Sickle Cell Disease

Helps reduce painful, and sometimes life-threatening, complications of the inherited blood disorder

6/30/2017
Think Safety First When Dining Outdoors

Tips for keeping food fresh at picnics and BBQs

6/26/2017
Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side

Cosmetics, personal care products get little regulatory scrutiny

6/20/2017
Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics

Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says

6/16/2017
Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA

Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrine

6/13/2017
FDA Puts Brakes on Rule Requiring New 'Nutrition Facts' Label

Trump administration delays the Obama-era changes, and dietitians cry foul

6/9/2017
FDA Asks Maker of Opioid Painkiller Opana ER to Pull Drug From Market

Agency says the powerful medication's risk for abuse now outweighs any benefit