Food and Drug Administration News

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6/9/2015
FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' cholesterol; could be used by people who don't respond to statins

6/5/2015
FDA Panel Endorses Women's Libido Pill

Vote came after the agency twice rejected the daily sexual dysfunction medication due to side effects

6/2/2015
FDA Puts Antibiotics for Food Animals Under Vet's Supervision

Rule intended to curb routine use for nonmedical purposes

6/1/2015
New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study

Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months

5/29/2015
FDA Warns of Complications From Facial Fillers

When injections accidentally enter blood vessels, blockages and damage can occur

5/29/2015
Rapamune Approved for Rare Lung Disease

LAM affects mostly women of child-bearing age

5/28/2015
Two Drugs Approved for Irritable Bowel

Syndrome affects up to 15 percent of U.S. adults

5/28/2015
FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Both treat diarrhea that can strike some with the gastrointestinal disorder

5/22/2015
Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

5/18/2015
FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

SGLT2 inhibitors linked to potentially fatal condition called ketoacidosis

5/18/2015
Combo Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Promise

Researchers say therapy could help 15,000 people in United States alone

5/15/2015
Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

5/14/2015
U.S. Making Headway Against Salmonella, E. coli: CDC

But other types of food-borne bacteria, including Campylobacter and Vibrio, are on the rise

5/8/2015
Avelox Approved for Plague

Deadly bacteria could be used as bioterror agent

5/4/2015
Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died

5/1/2015
Raplixa Approved to Control Surgical Bleeding

Spray-dried product promotes clotting when other methods are 'ineffective or impractical'

4/30/2015
Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?

Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say

4/29/2015
Kybella Approved for Double Chin

Drug mimics body's own fat-destroying chemical

4/29/2015
FDA Approves Injected Drug for 'Double Chin'

Kybella contains naturally produced, fat-absorbing compound, agency says

4/29/2015
First Generic Abilify Approved

For treatment of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

4/27/2015
Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens

More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster

4/22/2015
FDA Weighs Tighter Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines

Critics say these natural remedies are ineffective, potentially dangerous; backers contend current oversight is sufficient

4/20/2015
FDA Warns of Bogus Botox

Doctors should closely examine wrinkle-reliever packaging

4/16/2015
Generic Copaxone Approved for Multiple Sclerosis

Autoimmune disease affects central nervous system

4/16/2015
Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

When heart can't pump enough blood

4/9/2015
Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare

Survey found about a third opt for healthier grocery items, although experts say labels could be improved

4/6/2015
New Test Helps Diagnose Delayed Stomach Emptying

A condition called gastroparesis

4/6/2015
Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds

Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

4/1/2015
Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys

He drank 16 glasses a day, which probably contributed to health issues, report suggests

3/31/2015
FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement

Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications

3/25/2015
Eylea Approval Expanded to Include Diabetic Retinopathy

Among people with diabetic macular edema

3/25/2015
FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition

Eylea injections appear to ease diabetic retinopathy, studies show

3/25/2015
New Treatment for Anthrax Approved

FDA cites preparedness for intentional release of deadly bacteria

3/20/2015
Gene-Modified Apples, Potatoes Safe to Eat, FDA Says

Regulators also said they are as nutritious as conventional produce

3/18/2015
Cholbam Approved for Rare Metabolic Disorders

Conditions affect liver and vitamin absorption

3/16/2015
Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets' at Current Prices: Study

The new therapies have remarkably high cure rates

3/16/2015
E-Cigarette Ads Linked to Tobacco Cravings

Effect was seen in study of current and former smokers

3/12/2015
FDA Tightens Rules on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug' Outbreaks

Poorly cleaned devices implicated in infections at two Los Angeles hospitals

3/10/2015
Unituxin Approved for Deadly Pediatric Cancer

Neuroblastoma typically strikes children under age 5

3/9/2015
New CPR Devices Approved

May help more people survive cardiac arrest, FDA says

3/6/2015
First Biosimilar Drug Approved

Zarxio is 'highly similar' to long-sanctioned cancer drug

3/6/2015
Cresemba Approved for Serious Fungal Infections

Most often these illnesses affect people with weakened immune systems

3/6/2015
3/6/2015
FDA OK of 1st 'Biosimilar' Drug May Mean Cheaper Options for Patients

Zarxio approval paves way for less expensive cutting-edge medications, experts say

3/4/2015
Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

3/4/2015
Opdivo Approval Expanded to Include Lung Cancer

The leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

2/26/2015
New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections

2/24/2015
Farydak Approved for Multiple Myeloma

Blood cancer kills more than 10,000 Americans annually

2/20/2015
New Device Treats Superficial Varicose Veins

Adhesive product cuts off blood supply in unsightly leg vessels

2/20/2015
FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment

It seals affected veins with adhesive agent, agency says