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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

FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss July 29, 2015

Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full

Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study July 27, 2015

Analysis found roughly 10 percent of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed

Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol July 27, 2015

For people at risk of heart attack or stroke

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs July 24, 2015

Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA July 24, 2015

Odomzo is a pill for locally advanced basal cell carcinoma

Technivie Approved for Hepatitis C July 24, 2015

For people with a genetic subtype of the liver infection

Odomzo Approved for Recurring Basal Cell Carcinoma July 24, 2015

A common form of skin cancer

FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling July 24, 2015

Adding 'percent daily value' would help consumers avoid unneeded, harmful calories, agency says

Test to Differentiate HIV Viruses Approved July 24, 2015

Among people two years and older

Novel Leg Prosthesis Approved July 16, 2015

For people who can't use conventional device

Rexulti Approved for Schizophrenia, Depression July 13, 2015

But shouldn't be prescribed to some older people

U.S. FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression July 13, 2015

Medication can be used as an add-on therapy to antidepressants

Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning July 10, 2015

Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers July 10, 2015

NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure July 09, 2015

Entresto was granted 'fast track' approval by the agency

Entresto Approved for Heart Failure July 07, 2015

When heart can't pump enough blood

Orkambi Approved for Cystic Fibrosis July 02, 2015

When disease caused by mutated gene from each parent

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA July 01, 2015

These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others June 23, 2015

Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty June 22, 2015

Kengreal prevents blood platelets from accumulating

FDA Seizes Counterfeit Drugs, Devices Sold Online June 18, 2015

International effort takes aim at more than 1,050 websites

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs? June 18, 2015

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

Improved Artificial Heart Valve Approved June 17, 2015

Changes designed to minimize leaks

FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats June 16, 2015

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Parkinson's and Essential Tremor June 15, 2015

For use after medication alone proves inadequate

FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon June 15, 2015

Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils

FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for Parkinson's Disease June 15, 2015

Brio Neurostimulation System is second such device approved for tremor disorders

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug June 11, 2015

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs June 10, 2015

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' cholesterol; could be used by people who don't respond to statins

FDA Panel Endorses Women's Libido Pill June 05, 2015

Vote came after the agency twice rejected the daily sexual dysfunction medication due to side effects

FDA Panel Weighing Women's Libido Pill June 04, 2015

Vote expected Thursday after agency twice has rejected the sexual dysfunction daily medication

FDA Puts Antibiotics for Food Animals Under Vet's Supervision June 02, 2015

Rule intended to curb routine use for nonmedical purposes

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study June 01, 2015

Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months

FDA Warns of Complications From Facial Fillers May 29, 2015

When injections accidentally enter blood vessels, blockages and damage can occur

Rapamune Approved for Rare Lung Disease May 29, 2015

LAM affects mostly women of child-bearing age

Two Drugs Approved for Irritable Bowel May 28, 2015

Syndrome affects up to 15 percent of U.S. adults

FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome May 28, 2015

Both treat diarrhea that can strike some with the gastrointestinal disorder

Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC May 22, 2015

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs May 18, 2015

SGLT2 inhibitors linked to potentially fatal condition called ketoacidosis

Combo Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Promise May 18, 2015

Researchers say therapy could help 15,000 people in United States alone

Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten May 15, 2015

Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

U.S. Making Headway Against Salmonella, E. coli: CDC May 14, 2015

But other types of food-borne bacteria, including Campylobacter and Vibrio, are on the rise

Avelox Approved for Plague May 08, 2015

Deadly bacteria could be used as bioterror agent

Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study May 04, 2015

Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died

Raplixa Approved to Control Surgical Bleeding May 01, 2015

Spray-dried product promotes clotting when other methods are 'ineffective or impractical'

Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk? April 30, 2015

Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say

Kybella Approved for Double Chin April 29, 2015

Drug mimics body's own fat-destroying chemical

FDA Approves Injected Drug for 'Double Chin' April 29, 2015

Kybella contains naturally produced, fat-absorbing compound, agency says

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