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FDA Announces Recall of Some Liquid Pharmaceutical Products August 16, 2017

Concerns over possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in patients prompted the move

Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs? August 15, 2017

Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth August 08, 2017

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

Mavyret Approved for Hepatitis C August 04, 2017

A chronic viral infection of the liver

The Fine Print on Medication Expiration Dates August 04, 2017

When to discard Rx and OTC drugs

New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia August 03, 2017

Vyxeos combines two previously approved drugs

Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Graft Versus Host Disease August 02, 2017

A deadly condition that affects some stem cell patients

Idhifa Approved for Some With Acute Myeloid Leukemia August 01, 2017

For adults with specific genetic mutation

FDA Looks to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes July 28, 2017

Goal is to combat smoking by making it less addictive

How Savvy Are You About Nail Care Safety? July 28, 2017

Certain mani-pedi products can cause trouble, FDA warns

A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix July 23, 2017

Could be a dangerous combination, depending on the drug

MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care July 20, 2017

Device designed for neonatal brain and head imaging

Nerlynx Approved to Help Prevent Breast Cancer's Return July 18, 2017

Drug is designed to block cancer-fueling enzymes

FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S. July 13, 2017

Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

FDA Approves New Drug for Sickle Cell Disease July 07, 2017

Helps reduce painful, and sometimes life-threatening, complications of the inherited blood disorder

Think Safety First When Dining Outdoors June 30, 2017

Tips for keeping food fresh at picnics and BBQs

Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side June 26, 2017

Cosmetics, personal care products get little regulatory scrutiny

Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics June 20, 2017

Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says

Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA June 16, 2017

Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrine

FDA Puts Brakes on Rule Requiring New 'Nutrition Facts' Label June 13, 2017

Trump administration delays the Obama-era changes, and dietitians cry foul

FDA Asks Maker of Opioid Painkiller Opana ER to Pull Drug From Market June 09, 2017

Agency says the powerful medication's risk for abuse now outweighs any benefit

Experimental Gene-Targeted Drug Hits Cancer Where It Lives June 05, 2017

But the gene flaw is rare, affecting less than 1 percent of typical cancers, researchers say

New Drug Approved for All Cancers With Genetic Marker May 24, 2017

First medication sanctioned for any cancer, regardless of origin

FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin May 24, 2017

Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

New FDA Head Outlines 'Forceful Steps' Against Opioid Crisis May 23, 2017

On the agenda: better-tailored painkiller doses, doctor training and more

Actemra Approved for Certain Blood Vessel Inflammation May 22, 2017

Drug will treat adults with a condition called vasculitis

Kalydeco Approval Widened for More Types of Cystic Fibrosis May 18, 2017

Laboratory evidence used to expand approval

Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk May 17, 2017

Canagliflozin tied to a doubling of amputations of legs, feet, agency says

New Device Approved for Esophageal Birth Defect May 15, 2017

Condition affects 1 in 2,500 babies in U.S.

Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval May 10, 2017

Study found serious side effects often arose after medications OK'd for sale

FDA Approves 1st New Drug for ALS in Decades May 08, 2017

Radicava, given intravenously, slows decline in patients with deadly neurological disease

FDA Warns of Tattoo Dangers May 05, 2017

Unsafe practices cause infections, contaminated ink a common culprit, agency says

Rydapt Approved for Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia April 28, 2017

A blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow

Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids April 28, 2017

Batten disease is a neurologic disorder that typically affects young children

Stivarga Approved for Liver Cancer April 27, 2017

First approved treatment for this disease in years

FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures' April 25, 2017

Warning letters issued for treatments sold without approval mainly on websites and in social media

New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA Says April 17, 2017

For now, no cure exists for irritable bowel syndrome

Could a Clinical Trial Help Your Child? April 13, 2017

FDA outlines what to ask before enrollment

FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism 'Cures' April 12, 2017

Unproven therapies won't help and could be harmful, agency says

1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved April 12, 2017

Condition characterized by involuntary movement of the jaw, lips and tongue

FDA Approves Hep C Drugs for Kids 12 and Older April 07, 2017

Previously allowed only for adults

U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say April 07, 2017

They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests April 06, 2017

They screen for gene variants linked to 10 diseases and conditions

FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders April 06, 2017

Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says

'Right-to-Try' Laws: A Patient's Best Last Chance or False Hope? April 06, 2017

Proposal would allow the gravely ill access to experimental therapies that may or may not work

Ocrevus Approved to Treat Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis March 29, 2017

First drug sanctioned in U.S. for primary progressive MS

FDA-OK'd Drug Offers Hope to Sickest MS Patients March 29, 2017

It's also effective against the most common form of the disease, researchers say

Dupixent Approved to Treat Eczema March 28, 2017

When topical medication doesn't work

New Eczema Drug Gets FDA's Blessing March 28, 2017

Injections may ease itchiness, redness in patients who don't get relief with topical creams, agency says

Zejula Approved for Certain Female Cancers March 28, 2017

Drug may help fight tumors affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or abdominal wall

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