Food and Drug Administration News

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12/6/2012
FDA Issues Warning for Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

One lot may be infected with salmonella, health officials say

12/5/2012
FDA Pulls One Generic Form of Wellbutrin Off the Market

Research found extended-release Budeprion at 300 mg dose was not equivalent to brand-name version of antidepressant

12/4/2012
'Synthetic Pot' Sending Thousands of Young People to ER: Report

Users don't know what chemical mix they're getting or which complications can arise, experts warn

12/3/2012
Despite FDA Warning, Sports Supplements Still Available Online: Study

Safety issues remain for 16 cited products, researcher says

12/3/2012
FDA to Collaborate on Development of Medical Devices

New public-private partnership should speed approval process, agency says

11/29/2012
Cometriq Approved for Rare Thyroid Cancer

Drug designed to inhibit tumor growth

11/21/2012
Sleep Positioners Linked to Infant Suffocation: CDC

These devices endanger babies' lives and should not be used, U.S. agencies warn

11/21/2012
11/20/2012
11/20/2012
Meningitis/Steroid Toll Now 34 Dead

490 people have been sickened, CDC says

11/20/2012
Supplement Use Widespread Among Americans

But perception rather than solid evidence appears to drive demand, researchers say

11/16/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 33 Dead, 480 Sickened, CDC Says

Lawmakers, pharmacy representatives wrangled this week in Congressional hearings

11/15/2012
Compounding Pharmacists Oppose Greater U.S. Oversight

Existing rules, basically on state level, are enough, lobbyist says; death toll tied to tainted steroids still at 32

11/15/2012
Drug-Eluting Stent Approved for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Coated hollow tube props open thigh artery

11/14/2012
Owner of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Declines to Testify Before Congress

FDA commissioner asks for more authority over specialty pharmacies like one linked to tainted injections

11/13/2012
Congress to Open Hearings Into Steroid/Meningitis Outbreak

32 deaths, 438 illnesses linked to contaminated drug, CDC says

11/13/2012
'Micro-Stents' May Hold Potential to Treat Glaucoma

Devices appear to reduce pressure in the eye, studies find

11/12/2012
Steroid Shots for Sciatica: Benefits Only Brief, Analysis Finds

Patients should discuss risks with their doctor, researcher says

11/9/2012
Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 32 Dead, 438 Sickened, CDC Says

Infections still limited to 19 states, with Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

11/8/2012
Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 31 Dead, 424 Sickened, CDC Says

Infections reported in 19 states; Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

11/7/2012
Report Details Start of Steroid Meningitis Outbreak

More federal oversight needed to prevent repeat occurrences, expert says

11/7/2012
Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis

For people who can't take methotrexate

11/5/2012
Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 30 Dead, 419 Sickened, CDC Says

Infections reported in 19 states; Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

11/5/2012
Xarelto's Approval Expanded

To include people with deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism

11/2/2012
FDA: More Tainted Products at Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak

Toll on Friday stood at 29 people dead, 404 sickened, officials report

11/1/2012
Bacteria Found in Other Products From Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Massachusetts also tightens regulation of specialty pharmacies like New England Compounding Center

10/31/2012
Company With Ties to Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Recalls All Products

FDA finds worrisome conditions at Ameridose plant, which has same owners as New England Compounding Center

10/30/2012
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 28 Dead, 363 Sickened

Cases rise as investigation into compounding pharmacies implicated in the outbreak continues

10/29/2012
Second Compounding Pharmacy Shut Down in Massachusetts

As meningitis outbreak reaches 354 cases, state inspectors cite 'significant' problems at Infusion Resource facility

10/27/2012
'Greenish-Black' Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Officials say 25 are now dead, 338 sickened from tainted injections

10/26/2012
'Greenish-Black' Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Officials say 25 are now dead, 338 sickened from tainted injections

10/26/2012
Synribo Approved to Treat Rare Leukemia

If other treatments haven't stopped CML's progression

10/25/2012
Cases Linked to Fungal Meningitis Now Number 328

People in 18 states sickened; death toll remains at 24, CDC says

10/24/2012
Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report

Toll now stands at 24 dead, 317 sickened in 17 states, CDC says

10/23/2012
Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report

Count now stands at 23 dead, 308 sickened in 17 states, CDC says

10/23/2012
Doctors Warn About High Levels of Caffeine in Some Energy Drinks

Concerns follow reports that Monster beverages may have been linked to five deaths in recent years

10/23/2012
'Off-Label' Use of Meds Routine in Pediatric ICU

But not enough is known about their safety and effectiveness in children, researcher says

10/23/2012
Records Show Problems at Steroid Pharmacy as Far Back as '06

Meningitis outbreak count now stands at 23 dead, 308 sickened: CDC

10/22/2012
Fycompa Approved for Epileptic Seizures

Among people aged 12 and older

10/22/2012
Approval Expanded for Sapien Artificial Heart Valve

More people with narrowed aortic valve are now eligible

10/22/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 23 Dead, 297 Sickened: CDC

Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

10/20/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 23 Dead, 284 Sickened: CDC

Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

10/19/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 21 Dead, 271 Sickened: CDC

Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

10/18/2012
Latest Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 20 Deaths and 257 Infections, CDC Says

Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

10/18/2012
Jetrea Approved to Treat Eye Condition

Symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion

10/17/2012
FDA Agents Visit Mass. Company Linked to Meningitis Outbreak

Deaths rise to 19, infections climb to 247, CDC says

10/16/2012
More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Fungal meningitis cases jumped to 231 on Tuesday, along with 2 cases of joint infection

10/16/2012
Tainted Steroid Injections May Affect Those Treated for Joint Pain

Knees, shoulders and hips are common targets, and infections can be dangerous, doctors say

10/15/2012
More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Fungal meningitis cases jumped to 231 on Tuesday, along with 2 cases of joint infection

10/14/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Tied to 15 Deaths, 205 Cases: CDC

Illnesses linked to tainted steroid injections have spread to 14 states, agency reports