Food and Drug Administration News

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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FDA OKs Return of Once-Withdrawn Leukemia Drug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