Food and Drug Administration News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/31/2016
8/29/2016
FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

8/25/2016
New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

8/24/2016
Five More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

State health department says one confirmed in Tampa Bay area

8/23/2016
Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study

Letting Medicare and Medicaid negotiate pricing would likely help bring costs down, researchers say

8/23/2016
Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning

Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

8/22/2016
Head Injury Screening Tests Approved

Assess brain function after possible concussions

8/19/2016
CDC Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Miami Beach Due to Zika

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says 5 cases of locally transmitted infection have occured in the tourist spot

8/17/2016
Doctors Report Probable Zika Transmission Via Blood Transfusion

Donor became ill after giving blood that was then used by 2 patients in Rio de Janeiro, physicians say

8/8/2016
Starting Monday, FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

Agency also details other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

8/4/2016
FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury

How you can eliminate the health risk to you and your family

7/28/2016
FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication

Drug lowers blood sugar levels, and doesn't boost risk of heart problems, agency says

7/28/2016
Adlyxin Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Hormone helps control blood sugar

7/26/2016
FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics

Fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, Levaquin should be reserved for life-threatening infections

7/22/2016
FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake

7/12/2016
Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye

Symptoms more likely as people age

7/11/2016
Ultrasound Device Approved to Treat Essential Tremor

Uses MRI to help destroy brain tissue that's behind involuntary movement

7/11/2016
7/8/2016
FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug

Differin Gel 0.1% is first retinoid medication approved for over-the-counter use

7/8/2016
1st HPV Test for Use With Preservative Fluid

Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers

7/8/2016
Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns

Health benefits aren't proven, and trendy treatment carries risk of injury

7/6/2016
Food Subsidies and Health Risks

Are government food subsidies hurting our health?

7/5/2016
FDA Approves First Fully Dissolvable Stent

Device is absorbed by the body after about three years

6/30/2016
New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Uses specimens taken directly from patients

6/30/2016
FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers

Tiny lens reshapes cornea to improve focus on small print, objects close to you

6/30/2016
FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough

Illness-inducing germs such as E. coli can lurk in uncooked flour, agency warns

6/29/2016
FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer?

Agency wants proof the products kill bacteria and are harmless over time

6/28/2016
Epclusa Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

Combination drug treats six major forms of HCV

6/19/2016
Report Faulty Tobacco Products to FDA

Agency also wants to know about unexpected smoking-related health problems

6/14/2016
FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device

Surgically implanted port allows obese patients to drain some contents from stomach after meal

6/6/2016
Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin

Alka Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer among over-the-counter products vulnerable patients should avoid, FDA says

6/6/2016
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Seem to Help Some People Quit

Many smokers can't shake the haunting FDA-proposed visuals, study finds

6/1/2016
FDA Calls for Less Salt in Processed Foods

Agency sets short- and long-term goals in effort to cut Americans' risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke

5/31/2016
Ocaliva Approved for Rare Liver Disease

Primary biliary cholangitis causes inflamed bile ducts

5/26/2016
Probuphine Implant Approved for Opioid Dependence

New form of treatment designed to last six months

5/20/2016
FDA Unveils Makeover of Nutrition Facts Label

Added sugars, relevant portion sizes among the highlights of revision

5/19/2016
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer

Tecentriq boosted survival in small trial

5/13/2016
Sugar-Free Gum Can Be Deadly for Dogs

Keep all products containing the sweetener xylitol out of your pooch's reach, FDA warns

5/10/2016
FDA to Re-examine What Makes a Food 'Healthy'

Agency acknowledges changing standards, concerns

5/6/2016
Young LGBT Adults Are Target of FDA Stop-Smoking Campaign

Tobacco use is common among these 18- to 24-year-olds, agency says

5/6/2016
Shortages of Lifesaving Drugs Linger in U.S.

Longer wait time for vital acute-care meds despite legislation, study says

5/6/2016
FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

Agency also wants other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

5/3/2016
Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do

Check for local take-back events, or contact the DEA for collection locations

5/2/2016
Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations

Half of people with Parkinson's may have them

4/26/2016
Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

4/22/2016
FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm

The therapy carries too many risks that updated labeling can't eliminate, the agency says

4/19/2016
FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco

Health officials targeting rural teens with messages about health risks of smokeless tobacco products

4/14/2016
No Drop in Teen Use of Tobacco Products, CDC Says, and E-Cigs May Be Why

Electronic smoking devices have now eclipsed traditional cigarettes as most widely used product among kids

4/14/2016
Makers of Corn Masa Flour Can Add Folic Acid

Vitamin helps prevent birth defects

4/12/2016
Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of Newly Approved Drugs

Many misinterpret FDA 'breakthrough' designation, survey finds