Food and Drug Administration News

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4/9/2013
Diclegis Approved for Morning Sickness

Among pregnant women who haven't responded to other treatments

4/9/2013
FDA Allows Return of Drug for Morning Sickness

Safety issues resolved, experts say Diclegis' return is long overdue

4/5/2013
Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females

Until now, girls 16 and younger needed a prescription for the emergency contraception

4/1/2013
FDA Gives Nod to Longer Use of Nicotine Patch, Gum

Little danger of addiction or abuse seen after years on the market

4/1/2013
New Drug Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Invokana blocks reabsorption of glucose by the kidneys

3/29/2013
FDA Approves 1st in New Class of Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

Invokana works by blocking reabsorption of glucose in body

3/28/2013
3/28/2013
FDA Approves New Multiple Sclerosis Drug

Tecfidera a 'welcome addition' for patients battling the neurological disease, one expert said

3/26/2013
Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds

This under-the-tongue alternative to shots is used in Europe, but not approved in U.S.

3/26/2013
Battery-Operated Skin Patch Offers New Option for Migraine Sufferers

FDA recently approved Zecuity patch to treat the painful headaches

3/26/2013
Temporary Tattoos May Leave Permanent Damage

As spring break nears, FDA warns that seemingly harmless lark might blister, scar skin

3/25/2013
Inhaler Approved for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Antibiotic device treats Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections

3/22/2013
FDA Proposes Tighter Regulation of Public Defibrillators

Agency isn't recalling the cardiac-arrest devices, but wants to require pre-market approval

3/21/2013
Dotarem Approved for Nervous System MRIs

Contrast agent helps doctors view brain and spine

3/20/2013
U.S. Abandons Effort to Place Graphic Labeling on Cigarettes

Court challenges to the proposals will not be sent to Supreme Court, Justice Department says

3/14/2013
FDA Wants to Relax Approval Process for Alzheimer's Drugs

Agency points to need for medications that could prevent, slow disease in an aging population

3/13/2013
Lymphoseek Approved to Help Locate Lymph Nodes

Among people with certain cancers

3/12/2013
FDA Renews Heart-Risk Warning for Antibiotic

Some may develop fatal heart rhythms when taking azithromycin, agency says

3/6/2013
Steer Clear of 'Miracle Cures,' Other Bogus Health Products: FDA

Some can cause serious harm, agency warns

2/27/2013
Before Deciding on Breast Implants, Consider FDA Precautions

First, realize that future surgeries are likely, agency says

2/26/2013
FDA Approves Drug for Older Women Experiencing Painful Sex

Osphena taken for 12 weeks found safe, effective in reducing discomfort

2/25/2013
Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study

Missouri survey found operators often misrepresent indoor tanning as safe, even healthy

2/22/2013
Plastics Chemical BPA Common in 'Preemie' ICU: Study

Banned in sippy cups and baby bottles, it's present in hospital equipment; health risk unclear

2/21/2013
Codeine Risky for Kids After Certain Surgeries, FDA Says

10 deaths, 3 overdoses reported following removal of tonsils or adenoids

2/21/2013
Salmonella Fears Spur Major Recall of Pet Treats

Brands such as Colorado Naturals, Nature's Deli are included

2/15/2013
Hemorrhoids Are Common, Preventable and Treatable

They're the U.S. health subject most searched for online, FDA reports

2/15/2013
Proscar Won't Boost Prostate Cancer Survival, Study Finds

Drug does appear to reduce diagnosis of the disease, researchers say

2/14/2013
FDA Approves 'Bionic Eye' to Help Against Rare Vision Disorder

First-of-its-kind approval may herald new era in fight against blindness, experts say

2/14/2013
2/13/2013
Report Calls for Better U.S. Efforts to Fight Counterfeit Drugs

Institute of Medicine panel says international cooperation also needed to combat public health threat

2/11/2013
China's Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock May Threaten Human Health

Much higher levels of antibiotic-resistance genes found at pig farms in study

2/8/2013
Pomalyst Approved for Advanced Multiple Myeloma

After other therapies have failed

2/6/2013
FDA Issues Another Warning on Fake Version of Cancer Drug Avastin

Patients who take the product would get no benefit, agency says

2/4/2013
First Generic Version of Cancer Drug Doxil Approved

Brand-name drug is in short supply, agency noted

2/4/2013
Hoping to Ease Shortage, FDA Fast-Tracks Generic Form of Cancer Drug

Agency says new availability of doxorubicin will help people battling malignancy

2/4/2013
Beware Fake Flu Treatments, FDA Warns

May be marketed as dietary supplements, foods (such as herbal teas) and nasal sprays, agency says

2/1/2013
Ravicti Approved for Urea Cycle Disorders

Conditions inhibit ammonia removal from the body

1/30/2013
Doubling Up on Cold, Flu Remedies May Harm Liver

More than 600 prescription and over-the-counter meds contain acetaminophen, FDA experts say

1/30/2013
Drug OK'd for Deadly Genetic Condition Tied to Cholesterol

Kynamro can be used when the body can't eliminate 'bad' cholesterol, FDA says

1/28/2013
No Proof Drugs Ease Kids' Migraines: Study

And some of these meds 'are pretty nasty,' expert says

1/28/2013
Three New Drugs Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

All contain new active ingredient aimed at improving glucose control

1/28/2013
FDA Approves 3 New Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

Nesina, Kazano and Oseni each contain a new active ingredient aimed at boosting insulin production

1/25/2013
FDA Panel Votes for Tougher Curbs on Vicodin, Other Painkillers

Debate has pitted patients in chronic pain against those fighting drug abuse

1/25/2013
Gleevec's Latest Approval is for Pediatric Cancer

Drug blocks proteins that fuel cancer-cell development

1/25/2013
1st OTC Drug Approved for Women With Overactive Bladder

Oxytrol is intended for use by those 18 and older

1/24/2013
FDA Panel Weighs Tougher Restrictions on Some Prescription Painkillers

Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

1/23/2013
Drug Approved for Inherited Blood Disorder

Exjade removes excess iron, FDA says

1/22/2013
Many Americans Back Nicotine Restrictions in Cigarettes: Survey

FDA has power to mandate lower levels of the toxin, researchers say

1/22/2013
Botox Approved for Overactive Bladder

When people don't respond to standard treatments

1/21/2013
FDA Approves 1st Skin Patch to Combat Migraines

Zecuity treats headache and the nausea that can make it hard for some sufferers to swallow pills, experts say