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FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy September 19, 2016

Exondys 51 seems to fill unmet need for devastating childhood disease, agency says

First Drug Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy September 19, 2016

Exondys 51 sanctioned for certain gene mutation

Balloon Device Approved for Eustachian Tube Problems September 16, 2016

Designed to relieve pain or clogged sensations in ear

Laser Device Approved for Nearsightedness September 14, 2016

Surgery permanently reshapes eye's cornea

What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk September 11, 2016

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

FDA Warns Ovarian Cancer Tests Not Reliable September 09, 2016

May delay preventive therapies for high-risk women, spur unnecessary procedures in some without cancer

Clot Retrieval Device Approval Expanded September 06, 2016

Instruments help avoid disability among stroke patients

FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps September 02, 2016

Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance

FDA: Opioids Plus Sedatives Pose Fatal OD Risk August 31, 2016

These drugs will now carry 'boxed warning' detailing the threat

FDA Approves New Biological Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis August 31, 2016

Erelzi is a biosimilar for Enbrel

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika August 29, 2016

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida August 25, 2016

Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

Five More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida August 24, 2016

State health department says one confirmed in Tampa Bay area

Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study August 23, 2016

Letting Medicare and Medicaid negotiate pricing would likely help bring costs down, researchers say

Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning August 23, 2016

Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

Head Injury Screening Tests Approved August 22, 2016

Assess brain function after possible concussions

CDC Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Miami Beach Due to Zika August 19, 2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says 5 cases of locally transmitted infection have occured in the tourist spot

Possible Cases of Local Zika Transmission in Miami Beach August 19, 2016

If confirmed, a health advisory against travel to the city by pregnant women may follow, unidentified source says

Doctors Report Probable Zika Transmission Via Blood Transfusion August 17, 2016

Donor became ill after giving blood that was then used by 2 patients in Rio de Janeiro, physicians say

Starting Monday, FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors August 08, 2016

Agency also details other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury August 04, 2016

How you can eliminate the health risk to you and your family

FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication July 28, 2016

Drug lowers blood sugar levels, and doesn't boost risk of heart problems, agency says

Adlyxin Approved for Type 2 Diabetes July 28, 2016

Hormone helps control blood sugar

FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics July 26, 2016

Fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, Levaquin should be reserved for life-threatening infections

FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods July 22, 2016

By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake

Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye July 12, 2016

Symptoms more likely as people age

Ultrasound Device Approved to Treat Essential Tremor July 11, 2016

Uses MRI to help destroy brain tissue that's behind involuntary movement

Acne Treatment Differin Gel Approved for OTC Use July 11, 2016

Among people 12 and older

FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug July 08, 2016

Differin Gel 0.1% is first retinoid medication approved for over-the-counter use

1st HPV Test for Use With Preservative Fluid July 08, 2016

Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns July 08, 2016

Health benefits aren't proven, and trendy treatment carries risk of injury

FDA Approves First Fully Dissolvable Stent July 05, 2016

Device is absorbed by the body after about three years

New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria June 30, 2016

Uses specimens taken directly from patients

FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers June 30, 2016

Tiny lens reshapes cornea to improve focus on small print, objects close to you

FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough June 30, 2016

Illness-inducing germs such as E. coli can lurk in uncooked flour, agency warns

FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer? June 29, 2016

Agency wants proof the products kill bacteria and are harmless over time

Epclusa Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C June 28, 2016

Combination drug treats six major forms of HCV

Report Faulty Tobacco Products to FDA June 19, 2016

Agency also wants to know about unexpected smoking-related health problems

FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device June 14, 2016

Surgically implanted port allows obese patients to drain some contents from stomach after meal

Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin June 06, 2016

Alka Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer among over-the-counter products vulnerable patients should avoid, FDA says

Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Seem to Help Some People Quit June 06, 2016

Many smokers can't shake the haunting FDA-proposed visuals, study finds

FDA Calls for Less Salt in Processed Foods June 01, 2016

Agency sets short- and long-term goals in effort to cut Americans' risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke

Ocaliva Approved for Rare Liver Disease May 31, 2016

Primary biliary cholangitis causes inflamed bile ducts

FDA Unveils Makeover of Nutrition Facts Label May 20, 2016

Added sugars, relevant portion sizes among the highlights of revision

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer May 19, 2016

Tecentriq boosted survival in small trial

Sugar-Free Gum Can Be Deadly for Dogs May 13, 2016

Keep all products containing the sweetener xylitol out of your pooch's reach, FDA warns

FDA to Re-examine What Makes a Food 'Healthy' May 10, 2016

Agency acknowledges changing standards, concerns

Shortages of Lifesaving Drugs Linger in U.S. May 06, 2016

Longer wait time for vital acute-care meds despite legislation, study says

Young LGBT Adults Are Target of FDA Stop-Smoking Campaign May 06, 2016

Tobacco use is common among these 18- to 24-year-olds, agency says

FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors May 06, 2016

Agency also wants other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

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