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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

Bavencio Approved for Rare Skin Cancer March 23, 2017

First sanctioned treatment in U.S. for aggressive tumor

New Parkinson's Drug Xadago Approved March 22, 2017

To help prevent 'off' episodes among users of levodopa/carbidopa

FDA OKs Parkinson's Add-On Drug March 22, 2017

Xadago is taken during 'off' periods when symptoms escalate

Noctiva Approved for Frequent Urination at Night March 06, 2017

For adults who awaken to urinate at least twice nightly

FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy March 03, 2017

Exposure to ultra-low temperatures shows no benefits and may be dangerous, agency warns

Don't Believe Everything You Read on Skin-Care Product Labels March 03, 2017

Terms like 'hypoallergenic' and 'fragrance-free' may not mean what you think they do, doctor says

FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies March 02, 2017

Odactra is a year-round treatment for reactions to the tiny bugs that share your home

Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea March 01, 2017

Drug will treat a condition called carcinoid syndrome diarrhea

Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis February 16, 2017

Injected drug is for use by patients who've failed other treatments

FDA Approves Injectable Psoriasis Drug for Tough Cases February 16, 2017

But Siliq poses increased risk of suicidal behavior, agency warns

FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments February 13, 2017

Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

Senate Confirms Rep. Tom Price as Health Secretary February 10, 2017

Surgeon from Atlanta is outspoken critic of Affordable Care Act

Emflaza Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy February 09, 2017

First U.S. approval of corticosteroid to treat the disorder

Newborn Screening Tests Approved February 06, 2017

The screens are used to detect four rare metabolic disorders

Trulance Approved for Chronic Constipation January 20, 2017

Drug designed to stimulate upper gastrointestinal tract

FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant Women January 18, 2017

Agency recommends 2-3 servings of 'best choices' weekly

FDA to Weigh Dangers of Exploding E-Cigarettes January 03, 2017

Agency announces 2-day meeting on the safety risks of the lithium batteries that power the devices

FDA Suggests Limits on Lead in Cosmetics December 23, 2016

Agency notes most products already below recommended level

New MS Drug Shows 'Breakthrough' Promise for Advanced Disease December 22, 2016

Specialist hopes ocrelizumab will be available by spring

FDA OKs High-Tech Diabetes Device to Help Replace Fingerstick Tests December 20, 2016

Dexcom G5 is first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used for treatment decisions

Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval December 19, 2016

Rubraca's use is specific to women with a mutation of the BRCA gene, FDA said

FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3 December 14, 2016

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

Knee Cartilage Product Approved to Repair Defects December 14, 2016

Tissue is derived from patient's own knee

What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller December 12, 2016

Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has a substance abuse problem

FDA Eases Up on Hearing Aid Rules December 07, 2016

Devices should be easier to obtain, less expensive under new guidelines

FDA Explains Pros, Cons of Permanent Birth Control November 18, 2016

A drawback to one form is that it isn't effective until 3 months after placement

Intrarosa Approved for Post-Menopausal Pain During Sex November 17, 2016

Drug contained in a once-daily insert

Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens to Smoke: Study November 07, 2016

Nearly 2 of 3 young people using e-cigs load them with flavors such as bubble gum or gummy bear

Device Approved to Prevent Second Strokes in Certain Heart Patients October 28, 2016

It's for people who had prior stroke related to a hole in the heart

New Treatment Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancers October 19, 2016

Malignancies that develop in muscles, fat, tendons and blood vessels

FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels October 04, 2016

Lawsuit says agency's decision is more than 4 years overdue

'Artificial Pancreas' Approved for Type 1 Diabetes September 28, 2016

An automated delivery device for insulin

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