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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

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

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

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

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

Agency also wants other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do May 03, 2016

Check for local take-back events, or contact the DEA for collection locations

Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations May 02, 2016

Half of people with Parkinson's may have them

Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns April 26, 2016

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco April 19, 2016

Health officials targeting rural teens with messages about health risks of smokeless tobacco products

No Drop in Teen Use of Tobacco Products, CDC Says, and E-Cigs May Be Why April 14, 2016

Electronic smoking devices have now eclipsed traditional cigarettes as most widely used product among kids

Makers of Corn Masa Flour Can Add Folic Acid April 14, 2016

Vitamin helps prevent birth defects

Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of Newly Approved Drugs April 12, 2016

Many misinterpret FDA 'breakthrough' designation, survey finds

Venclexta Approved for Specific Genetic Blood Cancer April 11, 2016

A form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

First Wire-Free Pacemaker Approved April 08, 2016

Treats irregular heartbeat without wired leads

FDA OKs 'Containment' Bag for Certain Uterine Surgeries April 07, 2016

But most women aren't candidates for morcellation procedure because of cancer risk, agency says

FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker April 07, 2016

Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade April 06, 2016

For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis

FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure Risk April 05, 2016

Warning pertains to drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin

FDA Suggests Limit for Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal April 01, 2016

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations March 30, 2016

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

FDA Eases Restrictions on Abortion Medication March 30, 2016

Women will have an easier time accessing mifepristone

First Treatment Approved for Disease Linked to Stem Cell Transplant March 30, 2016

Liver condition is rare, but deadly

FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-Deterrent March 24, 2016

One more step to combat the epidemic of potent painkiller abuse

Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma March 23, 2016

Helps reduce certain white blood cells that contribute to the disease

Inhalation Anthrax Treatment Approved March 21, 2016

A potential bioterror threat

FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves March 21, 2016

Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

Don't Take Short Cuts With Contact Lens Care, FDA Warns March 15, 2016

Solutions with hydrogen peroxide can cause eye damage if two-step process isn't followed carefully

Xalkori Approved For Rare Genetic Form of Lung Cancer March 11, 2016

ROS-1 positive NSCLC

Be Wary of Imported Supplements: FDA March 09, 2016

Officials say scammers often target groups that don't speak English, have limited access to health care

Idelvion Approved for Hemophilia B March 07, 2016

Replaces deficient clotting factor

FDA Orders 'Black Box' Warning Label on Essure Long-Acting Contraceptive February 29, 2016

Agency says device remains 'appropriate' for many women, but also cites reports of serious complications

Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With Medications February 27, 2016

Unapproved foreign drugs can't be brought into the country without permission, FDA advises

Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating February 23, 2016

If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

Briviact Approved for Epileptic Seizures February 19, 2016

Among people 16 and older

New Drug Shows Promise Against Severe Sinusitis February 03, 2016

In early trial, dupilumab helped treat nasal polyps that contribute to the illness

FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay January 29, 2016

Agency tells users of Bentonite Me Baby to stop using product, get checked by their doctor

Zepatier Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C January 29, 2016

Liver disease affects some 3 million Americans

Halaven Approved for Advanced Soft Tissue Cancer January 28, 2016

FDA says it's first liposarcoma drug to improve survival

New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some: Study January 20, 2016

But Viberzi is not a 'silver bullet,' digestive-disease doctor says

FDA Approves Redesign of Endoscope Tied to Infections January 18, 2016

Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope had been linked to serious infections, but redesign should lower the risk

Newly Designed Endoscope Receives FDA Approval January 15, 2016

Manufacturer made changes to reduce risk of 'superbug' infection

Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter January 08, 2016

FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

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