Food and Drug Administration News

Date Posted
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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

2/16/2015
Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

2/13/2015
FDA Approves Drug for Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Progression-free survival with Lenvima was nearly five times longer compared to a placebo

2/13/2015
Lenvima Approved for Common Thyroid Cancer

Recommended for use if radioactive iodine fails to stop progression

2/13/2015
Device Approved for Female Fecal Incontinence

Use of Eclipse System led to 50 percent decrease in episodes

2/12/2015
New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer, Study Finds

Progression-free survival nearly five times longer in people receiving treatment

2/9/2015
Problems Spotted in Clinical Trials Can Go Unreported, Study Says

Only 3 of nearly 80 published studies mentioned issues of concern uncovered by FDA

2/9/2015
FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk

ENROUTE system cleans out 'debris' in neck artery for those requiring better blood flow to the brain

2/9/2015
New Device Cleared to Reduce Stroke Risk

First approved device designed to enter artery through neck, not groin

2/9/2015
Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy

Among diabetics with macular edema

2/6/2015
FDA Approves 1st Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy

To be used in those with diabetic macular edema, injections fight leading cause of blindness

2/4/2015
FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug

Ibrance is targeted for postmenopausal women with advanced disease

2/4/2015
Internal Tissue Adhesive Approved

TissuGlu connects tissue flaps stemming from surgery to remove excess fat, skin from stomach

2/4/2015
2/2/2015
Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder

Characterized by compulsive overeating

1/28/2015
72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

1/26/2015
Generic Form of Nexium Approved

Drug used to ease chronic heartburn

1/26/2015
FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium

The proton pump inhibitor reduces amount of acid in the stomach

1/26/2015
New Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Approved

Bexsero prevents deadly infection of spinal cord lining

1/26/2015
Natpara Approved for Hormone Disorder Causing Low Blood Calcium

Drug is for people with insufficient parathyroid hormone

1/21/2015
FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

Cosentyx blocks protein involved in inflammatory response of disease

1/21/2015
New Psoriasis Drug Approved

Cosentyx hinders protein that spurs skin inflammation

1/20/2015
Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment

But diet and exercise are also key tools, according to new Endocrine Society guidelines

1/14/2015
FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity

It sends electrical signals to nerves near the stomach to make a person feel full

1/14/2015
Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obesity

Targets nerve between brain and stomach that regulates hunger

1/9/2015
Blood-Thinning Drug Savaysa Approved

Designed to treat dangerous clots and prevent stroke

1/9/2015
FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder

Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

1/9/2015
Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks

Two groups call it an effective alternative to the Pap test, but another group disagrees

1/8/2015
Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes

Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices