Food and Drug Administration News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/24/2015
Technivie Approved for Hepatitis C

For people with a genetic subtype of the liver infection

7/24/2015
7/24/2015
FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling

Adding 'percent daily value' would help consumers avoid unneeded, harmful calories, agency says

7/24/2015
Test to Differentiate HIV Viruses Approved

Among people two years and older

7/16/2015
Novel Leg Prosthesis Approved

For people who can't use conventional device

7/13/2015
Rexulti Approved for Schizophrenia, Depression

But shouldn't be prescribed to some older people

7/13/2015
U.S. FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression

Medication can be used as an add-on therapy to antidepressants

7/10/2015
Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning

Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

7/10/2015
FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers

NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

7/9/2015
FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure

Entresto was granted 'fast track' approval by the agency

7/7/2015
Entresto Approved for Heart Failure

When heart can't pump enough blood

7/2/2015
Orkambi Approved for Cystic Fibrosis

When disease caused by mutated gene from each parent

7/1/2015
Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

6/23/2015
Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

6/22/2015
Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty

Kengreal prevents blood platelets from accumulating

6/18/2015
FDA Seizes Counterfeit Drugs, Devices Sold Online

International effort takes aim at more than 1,050 websites

6/18/2015
Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

6/17/2015
Improved Artificial Heart Valve Approved

Changes designed to minimize leaks

6/16/2015
FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

6/15/2015
Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Parkinson's and Essential Tremor

For use after medication alone proves inadequate

6/15/2015
FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon

Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils

6/15/2015
FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for Parkinson's Disease

Brio Neurostimulation System is second such device approved for tremor disorders

6/11/2015
FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

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