Food and Drug Administration News

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12/3/2014
FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood

But American Red Cross, other groups urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

12/3/2014
Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia

Drug sanctioned for rapidly-growing form of bone marrow cancer

12/3/2014
FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

11/25/2014
FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue

Experts decided against backing any new warning label for controversial injections

11/25/2014
Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says

Rules also apply to theater popcorn, bakeries and ice cream parlors

11/24/2014
FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

11/20/2014
FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

11/20/2014
Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

11/14/2014
Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA

In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

11/4/2014
FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

10/29/2014
10/29/2014
FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

10/29/2014
FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens

Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

10/24/2014
New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia

The bleeding disorder affects both males and females

10/22/2014
Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later

10/16/2014
Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease

Drugs help slow decline of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

10/15/2014
Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

But, some advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients relapsed, study finds

10/14/2014
Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved

Helps those who can't contract bladder muscles

10/13/2014
Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter Approved

Designed to clear clogged arteries in thigh and knee

10/10/2014
FDA OKs Once-a-Day Drug for Chronic Hepatitis C

Harvoni, a combination pill, blocks enzymes that virus needs to multiply

10/10/2014
Akynzeo Approved for Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Drug helps ease nausea, vomiting

9/29/2014
Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach

9/23/2014
FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs

Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says

9/23/2014
Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved

Rare infections primarily affect people with weakened immune systems

9/22/2014
Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says

New treatments might aid those who can't tolerate medications

9/19/2014
Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

New drug helps regulate blood sugar

9/19/2014
FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says

9/18/2014
FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

9/17/2014
FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

9/16/2014
Movantik Approved for Constipation From Opioids

Painkillers frequently cause irregularity

9/11/2014
Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved

For obese people or overweight people with weight-related health condition

9/11/2014
FDA Approves New Obesity Drug

Contrave combines two existing drugs that treat addiction and depression

9/5/2014
Canine Cancer Treatments Getting More Dog-Specific

FDA expert details what you need to know to help your 'best friend'

9/5/2014
NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk

Screens for decline of kidney function within 12 hours

9/4/2014
FDA Approves New Drug to Combat Melanoma

Experts in the fight against the deadly skin cancer see Keytruda's OK as big step forward

9/4/2014
Keytruda Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Nearly 10,000 in U.S. expected to die this year from deadly skin cancer

8/26/2014
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

8/21/2014
U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers

Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

8/21/2014
New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns

8/20/2014
Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease

People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

8/15/2014
Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer

More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease

8/15/2014
Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

8/14/2014
Belsomra Approved for Insomnia

First such drug designed to affect sleep-wake cycle

8/14/2014
FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug

Belsomra acts on brain chemical that regulates sleep-wake cycle

8/12/2014
Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved

Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

8/12/2014
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved

Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States

8/7/2014
Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections

Third such antibiotic sanctioned this year

8/1/2014
Jardiance Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Blocks re-absorption of blood sugar by kidneys

8/1/2014
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Jardiance works by boosting excretion of sugar from the kidneys, agency says

7/31/2014
Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD

Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing