Food and Drug Administration News

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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FDA OKs Return of Once-Withdrawn Leukemia Drug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

6/5/2017
Experimental Gene-Targeted Drug Hits Cancer Where It Lives

But the gene flaw is rare, affecting less than 1 percent of typical cancers, researchers say

5/24/2017
New Drug Approved for All Cancers With Genetic Marker

First medication sanctioned for any cancer, regardless of origin

5/24/2017
FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin

Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

5/23/2017
New FDA Head Outlines 'Forceful Steps' Against Opioid Crisis

On the agenda: better-tailored painkiller doses, doctor training and more

5/22/2017
Actemra Approved for Certain Blood Vessel Inflammation

Drug will treat adults with a condition called vasculitis

5/18/2017
Kalydeco Approval Widened for More Types of Cystic Fibrosis

Laboratory evidence used to expand approval

5/17/2017
Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk

Canagliflozin tied to a doubling of amputations of legs, feet, agency says

5/15/2017
New Device Approved for Esophageal Birth Defect

Condition affects 1 in 2,500 babies in U.S.

5/10/2017
Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval

Study found serious side effects often arose after medications OK'd for sale

5/8/2017
FDA Approves 1st New Drug for ALS in Decades

Radicava, given intravenously, slows decline in patients with deadly neurological disease

5/5/2017
FDA Warns of Tattoo Dangers

Unsafe practices cause infections, contaminated ink a common culprit, agency says

4/28/2017
Rydapt Approved for Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

A blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow

4/28/2017
Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids

Batten disease is a neurologic disorder that typically affects young children

4/27/2017
Stivarga Approved for Liver Cancer

First approved treatment for this disease in years

4/25/2017
FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures'

Warning letters issued for treatments sold without approval mainly on websites and in social media

4/20/2017
Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA

Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers