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Empliciti Approved for Multiple Myeloma November 30, 2015

Drug boosts immune system to destroy cancer cells

Portrazza Approved for Advanced Lung Cancer November 24, 2015

The top cause of cancer death in the United States

Opdivo Approved for Advanced Kidney Cancer November 24, 2015

More than 14,000 projected to die from disease this year

Anthrax Vaccine Approval Expanded November 24, 2015

Now sanctioned for adults 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure

Narcan Nasal Spray Approved to Counter Narcotic Painkiller Overdose November 19, 2015

First-of-its-kind drug sanctioned to reverse effects of heroin or oxycodone use

Genetically Engineered Salmon Gets FDA Approval November 19, 2015

It's first animal-based food to get OK from the agency, which says it's safe to eat and doesn't need special label

FDA Approves Nasal Spray to Reverse Narcotic Painkiller Overdose November 19, 2015

Drug marketed as Narcan offers new treatment option for family members or first responders

Charges Filed Against Makers of Nutritional Supplements November 18, 2015

One company in nationwide sweep sold products with ingredient that caused liver damage, FDA says

Darzalex Approved for Multiple Myeloma November 16, 2015

For people who have received other treatments

FDA Finalizes New Food Safety Rules November 13, 2015

Farms, importers will be responsible for preventing outbreaks of foodborne illness

FDA Wants Public Comment on Use of Word 'Natural' on Food Labels November 11, 2015

Request is response to citizen petitions asking that the agency define the term

Cotellic Approved for Advanced Melanoma November 10, 2015

Nearly 10,000 projected to die this year from deadly skin cancer

FDA Approves Expanded Use for Melanoma Drug October 29, 2015

Yervoy can now be used after surgery to reduce risk of deadly skin cancer returning

Injected Drug Approved for Melanoma Skin Cancer October 28, 2015

Imlygic designed to rupture and kill cancer cells

New Treatment for Melanoma Gets FDA Approval October 28, 2015

In early trial, genetically engineered cold sore virus was injected into tumors, caused them to rupture and die

Onivyde Approved for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer October 23, 2015

Thousands projected to die from hard-to-treat disease

New Drug Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancer October 23, 2015

Disease most often affects head, neck, extremities and torso

Illnesses, Deaths Spur FDA Warning on Hepatitis C Drugs October 23, 2015

Cautionary label will be added to Viekira Pak and Technivie, agency says

FDA Approves New Pancreatic Cancer Drug October 22, 2015

Agency says medication can be used in combination with others for advanced cases

Coagadex Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder October 21, 2015

First coagulation therapy sanctioned for Factor X deficiency

Pill for Low Libido in Women Goes on Sale on Saturday October 18, 2015

Flibanserin can cause low blood pressure, loss of consciousness; not recommended for use with alcohol

FDA Approves Drug to Reverse Blood Thinner's Effect October 16, 2015

Praxbind cleared for emergency use with Pradaxa when bleeding can't be controlled

FDA Warns of Hazards From Imported Supplements October 15, 2015

Danger for people who don't speak English well or have limited access to health services, agency says

Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year October 14, 2015

Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds

Aristada Approved for Schizophrenia October 06, 2015

Long-acting drug injected every four-to-six weeks

Optune Device Approved for Newly Diagnosed Brain Cancer October 06, 2015

Emits electric pulses designed to thwart tumor growth

FDA Orders Studies on Contaminated Endoscopes Tied to Illness Outbreaks October 05, 2015

Duodenoscopes used at 2 Los Angeles hospitals carried drug-resistant 'superbug'

Keytruda Approved for Leading Form of Lung Cancer October 02, 2015

Helps immune system fight non-small cell lung cancer

FDA Approves New Treatment for Lung Cancer October 02, 2015

Keytruda shrank tumors in some patients with advanced disease

Lonsurf Approved for Advanced Colon Cancer September 22, 2015

Among people who aren't responding to other treatments

Vraylar Approved for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder September 18, 2015

Label warns against use by certain elderly

FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder September 18, 2015

Vraylar is an atypical antipsychotic taken once a day

FDA Bans Sale of New R.J. Reynolds Cigarettes September 15, 2015

Products didn't meet requirement that they be substantially the same as existing cigarettes, agency says

Beware Unregulated Stem Cell Treatments, Experts Warn September 11, 2015

Clinics selling treatments that are unproven, researcher says

Could Eating Fish Help Ward Off Depression? September 11, 2015

Consuming more meals from the sea linked to lower risk, study suggests, but cause-and-effect not proven

FDA Acts to Make Food Safer in Wake of Outbreaks September 10, 2015

New rules focus on cleanliness of manufacturing facilities

Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study September 09, 2015

It found only 1 in 30 women will suffer a complication that requires a second procedure

FDA Issues Warning About Skin Lighteners September 02, 2015

Injectable products may contain unknown substances or contaminants

Anti-Nausea Drug Approved September 02, 2015

For adults undergoing chemotherapy

FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs August 28, 2015

Agency advises users with such symptoms to contact their doctor

FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol August 28, 2015

A leading cause of heart disease

FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications August 28, 2015

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins

Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder August 24, 2015

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura involves low blood platelet counts

Female Libido Pill Approved August 19, 2015

Addyi to treat low sexual desire among premenopausal women

FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions August 19, 2015

Flibanserin can cause low blood pressure, loss of consciousness; not recommended for use with alcohol

FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon August 17, 2015

But flibanserin's safety and effectiveness still being debated

Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study August 13, 2015

Researchers found medication didn't increase odds of serious eye infection

FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing August 04, 2015

Epilepsy drug Spritam may be one of many custom-made medicines to come that will use the technology

How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work? July 29, 2015

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity July 29, 2015

Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness