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New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved February 26, 2015

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections

Farydak Approved for Multiple Myeloma February 24, 2015

Blood cancer kills more than 10,000 Americans annually

New Device Treats Superficial Varicose Veins February 20, 2015

Adhesive product cuts off blood supply in unsightly leg vessels

FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment February 20, 2015

It seals affected veins with adhesive agent, agency says

Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study February 16, 2015

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

FDA Approves Drug for Advanced Thyroid Cancer February 13, 2015

Progression-free survival with Lenvima was nearly five times longer compared to a placebo

Lenvima Approved for Common Thyroid Cancer February 13, 2015

Recommended for use if radioactive iodine fails to stop progression

Device Approved for Female Fecal Incontinence February 13, 2015

Use of Eclipse System led to 50 percent decrease in episodes

New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Progression-free survival nearly five times longer in people receiving treatment

Problems Spotted in Clinical Trials Can Go Unreported, Study Says February 09, 2015

Only 3 of nearly 80 published studies mentioned issues of concern uncovered by FDA

FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk February 09, 2015

ENROUTE system cleans out 'debris' in neck artery for those requiring better blood flow to the brain

New Device Cleared to Reduce Stroke Risk February 09, 2015

First approved device designed to enter artery through neck, not groin

Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy February 09, 2015

Among diabetics with macular edema

FDA Approves 1st Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy February 06, 2015

To be used in those with diabetic macular edema, injections fight leading cause of blindness

FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug February 04, 2015

Ibrance is targeted for postmenopausal women with advanced disease

Internal Tissue Adhesive Approved February 04, 2015

TissuGlu connects tissue flaps stemming from surgery to remove excess fat, skin from stomach

Ibrance Approved to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer February 04, 2015

Among postmenopausal women

Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder February 02, 2015

Characterized by compulsive overeating

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says January 28, 2015

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Generic Form of Nexium Approved January 26, 2015

Drug used to ease chronic heartburn

FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium January 26, 2015

The proton pump inhibitor reduces amount of acid in the stomach

New Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Approved January 26, 2015

Bexsero prevents deadly infection of spinal cord lining

Natpara Approved for Hormone Disorder Causing Low Blood Calcium January 26, 2015

Drug is for people with insufficient parathyroid hormone

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug January 21, 2015

Cosentyx blocks protein involved in inflammatory response of disease

New Psoriasis Drug Approved January 21, 2015

Cosentyx hinders protein that spurs skin inflammation

Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment January 20, 2015

But diet and exercise are also key tools, according to new Endocrine Society guidelines

FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity January 14, 2015

It sends electrical signals to nerves near the stomach to make a person feel full

Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obesity January 14, 2015

Targets nerve between brain and stomach that regulates hunger

Blood-Thinning Drug Savaysa Approved January 09, 2015

Designed to treat dangerous clots and prevent stroke

FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder January 09, 2015

Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks January 09, 2015

Two groups call it an effective alternative to the Pap test, but another group disagrees

Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes January 08, 2015

Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices

FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu January 02, 2015

Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

Many Consumers Misled About Bogus Weight-Loss Supplements, Survey Says December 30, 2014

Consumer Reports poll finds shoppers often mistakenly believe that FDA oversees these products

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 21, 2014

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

Lynparza Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 19, 2014

Associated with genetic defect

System Approved to Remove Germs From Blood Platelets December 19, 2014

Lowers chances of infected donation

Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear December 18, 2014

Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness

New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma December 17, 2014

Reduces risk of infected donation

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos December 16, 2014

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder December 16, 2014

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

New Test Estimates Risk of Heart Disease December 15, 2014

Agency says best results obtained for black women

Cyramza Approval Expanded to Include Non-Small Lung Cancer December 12, 2014

Drug blocks blood supply that fuels tumors

Screening Test Approved for Viruses That Cause Blood Cancer December 11, 2014

Screen looks for viruses tied to a number of blood cancers or abnormalities

FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains December 10, 2014

Gardasil 9 protects against 9 types of the virus, compared to the 4 covered by Gardasil

Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV December 10, 2014

Virus can lead to cervical cancer

Jakafi Approved for Chronic Bone Marrow Disease December 04, 2014

First drug sanctioned in U.S. for polycythemia vera

FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood December 03, 2014

But American Red Cross, other groups urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia December 03, 2014

Drug sanctioned for rapidly-growing form of bone marrow cancer

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women December 03, 2014

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

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