Food and Drug Administration News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/10/2014
Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish

Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

6/10/2014
Exercise May Spur More Varied Gut Microbes, Study Finds

In turn, that may boost immune system and overall health, researchers note

6/9/2014
FDA Sets Safety Standards for Infant Formula

Rules call for periodic testing for nutritional content, good manufacturing practices

6/9/2014
6/8/2014
Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief

Newly approved meds dial down your immune system's reaction to allergens

6/2/2014
New Test Helps Doctors ID Kidney Disease Cause

Including autoimmune or infection

6/2/2014
Melanoma Drug Trials Show Significant Promise

By targeting immune system, new treatments extend average survival

5/30/2014
FDA Approves Generic Version of Painkiller Celebrex

Medicine will carry warning alerting users of potential heart risks

5/30/2014
Diabetes Drug May Spur Weight Loss in Obese Nondiabetics

One-third who took Victoza lost 10 percent of body weight, researchers say

5/29/2014
FDA Orders New Warning Labels for Tanning Beds

All sunlamp devices must warn against use by people under 18, agency says

5/29/2014
Remote Monitoring Device Approved for Heart Patients

Measures pulmonary artery pressure and heart rate

5/27/2014
FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections

Dalvance (dalbavancin) should help against bacteria resistant to older drugs

5/22/2014
Illegal Online Meds Targeted in Worldwide Crackdown, FDA Says

More than 19,600 packages seized in U.S., including drugs for diabetes, glaucoma and impotence

5/22/2014
FDA OKs Test to Improve Blood Donor-Recipient Matching

New method uses genetics and computer technology to determine most compatible red blood cells

5/21/2014
FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's

Injections of Entyvio may help when standard therapy for the digestive disorders has failed

5/20/2014
5/20/2014
FDA Approves New Artificial Sweetener

Advantame can be used to sweeten coffee, tea and as an ingredient in cooking

5/15/2014
Start Sleep Drug Lunesta at Lower Dose for Safety, FDA Says

Agency points to studies showing daytime drowsiness that could interfere with driving

5/9/2014
FDA OKs Artificial Arm That Does Complex Tasks

DEKA Arm System allows user to multi-task, agency says

5/9/2014
Bionic Prosthetic Arm Approved

Helps amputees perform complex tasks by using signals from nearby muscles

5/9/2014
FDA Approves New Type of Anti-Clotting Drug

Zontivity, which belongs to a novel class of drugs, reduced heart, stroke, cardiovascular death in patients

5/8/2014
5/7/2014
Nicotine Poisoning of Infant Highlights 'E-Cig' Dangers, Docs Report

10-month-old boy was sickened but survived toxic ingestion of liquid used for 'vaping'

5/6/2014
Daily Aspirin Regimen Not Safe for Everyone, FDA Warns

It may cause more harm than good in those who have not experienced heart problems or stroke

5/5/2014
FDA Panel Says No to Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Singulair

Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns

4/29/2014
FDA Moves Female Incontinence Device to 'High Risk' Status

Vaginal mesh devices have been linked to pain, infection, other problems, agency says

4/25/2014
FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism Treatments

Consumers should beware of false, misleading claims, says agency, which has issued warnings to makers

4/25/2014
Saturday Is National Drug Take-Back Day

Rid your home of unused, expired prescription meds by turning them in at a collection site near you

4/25/2014
FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

4/24/2014
FDA Approves HPV Test as Initial Screen for Cervical Cancer

Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease

4/24/2014
FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations

Opponents of the increasingly popular devices worry about their impact on children

4/24/2014
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

4/22/2014
Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study

Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say

4/21/2014
Cyramza Approved for Stomach Cancer

Disease kills more than 10,000 people annually

4/18/2014
Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy

Tablet placed under the tongue

4/17/2014
Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High

New CDC report finds certain contaminants, such as Vibrio and E. coli, on the rise

4/17/2014
FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill

Ragwitek helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

4/17/2014
Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

4/16/2014
Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

4/15/2014
Tanzeum Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Along with diet and exercise

4/15/2014
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says

4/3/2014
FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose

Evzio is part of efforts to stem health risks from abuse of drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

4/2/2014
Under-the-Tongue Tablet Approved for Grass Allergies

To be started 4 months before allergy season

4/2/2014
FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill

Oralair cuts symptoms linked to pollens of certain grasses

3/31/2014
Long-Acting Clotting Agent Approved for Form of Hemophilia

Alprolix requires less frequent injections

3/31/2014
Topamax Approval for Migraines Expanded to Younger Users

Adolescents ages 12-17 can now take the drug, FDA says

3/26/2014
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer

Ceritinib might become standard when crizotinib fails, researchers say

3/23/2014
College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break

FDA has tips on sun safety, medication, staying hydrated and more

3/21/2014
Otezla Approved for Psoriatic Arthritis

Condition affects some with psoriasis

3/20/2014
Implanted Hearing Device Approved

For common type of hearing loss