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Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved September 11, 2014

For obese people or overweight people with weight-related health condition

FDA Approves New Obesity Drug September 11, 2014

Contrave combines two existing drugs that treat addiction and depression

Canine Cancer Treatments Getting More Dog-Specific September 05, 2014

FDA expert details what you need to know to help your 'best friend'

NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk September 05, 2014

Screens for decline of kidney function within 12 hours

FDA Approves New Drug to Combat Melanoma September 04, 2014

Experts in the fight against the deadly skin cancer see Keytruda's OK as big step forward

Keytruda Approved for Advanced Melanoma September 04, 2014

Nearly 10,000 in U.S. expected to die this year from deadly skin cancer

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA August 26, 2014

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers August 21, 2014

Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes August 21, 2014

But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns

Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease August 20, 2014

People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer August 15, 2014

More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease

Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says August 15, 2014

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

Belsomra Approved for Insomnia August 14, 2014

First such drug designed to affect sleep-wake cycle

FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug August 14, 2014

Belsomra acts on brain chemical that regulates sleep-wake cycle

Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved August 12, 2014

Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved August 12, 2014

Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States

Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections August 07, 2014

Third such antibiotic sanctioned this year

Jardiance Approved for Type 2 Diabetes August 01, 2014

Blocks re-absorption of blood sugar by kidneys

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug August 01, 2014

Jardiance works by boosting excretion of sugar from the kidneys, agency says

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD July 31, 2014

Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says July 29, 2014

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia July 28, 2014

People with CLL and a specific genetic anomaly can now get the therapy

Beleodaq Approved for Aggressive non-Hodgkin Lymphoma July 03, 2014

When lymph nodes become cancerous

Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack July 02, 2014

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

Inhaled Medication Afrezza Approved to Treat Diabetes June 30, 2014

A rapid-acting inhaled insulin

FDA Approves Inhaled Diabetes Medication June 30, 2014

Afrezza is taken at mealtimes, along with long-acting insulin or standard diabetes pills

Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns June 26, 2014

Products containing lidocaine or benzocaine have been linked to serious illness and even death, agency says

Some Acne Products Can Trigger Severe Allergic Reactions: FDA June 25, 2014

In rare instances, reactions are potentially life-threatening, agency says

Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings June 24, 2014

FDA experts warn that if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the results may not be reliable

Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections June 23, 2014

Antibiotic can be injected or taken as a pill

Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA June 20, 2014

Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart

FDA: Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health Risks June 20, 2014

Some contain undeclared ingredients that can harm people with high blood pressure, other ailments, agency says

FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese June 18, 2014

Agency committee says nerve-stimulating device may offer more benefits than risks

Lymphoseek Approved for Diagnosing Cancer Severity June 13, 2014

Imaging agent helps determine if squamous cell has spread to head and neck

Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish June 10, 2014

Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

Exercise May Spur More Varied Gut Microbes, Study Finds June 10, 2014

In turn, that may boost immune system and overall health, researchers note

FDA Sets Safety Standards for Infant Formula June 09, 2014

Rules call for periodic testing for nutritional content, good manufacturing practices

New Hemophilia Remedy Offers Potential for Fewer Injections June 09, 2014

And fewer episodes of bleeding

Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief June 08, 2014

Newly approved meds dial down your immune system's reaction to allergens

New Test Helps Doctors ID Kidney Disease Cause June 02, 2014

Including autoimmune or infection

Melanoma Drug Trials Show Significant Promise June 02, 2014

By targeting immune system, new treatments extend average survival

FDA Approves Generic Version of Painkiller Celebrex May 30, 2014

Medicine will carry warning alerting users of potential heart risks

Diabetes Drug May Spur Weight Loss in Obese Nondiabetics May 30, 2014

One-third who took Victoza lost 10 percent of body weight, researchers say

FDA Orders New Warning Labels for Tanning Beds May 29, 2014

All sunlamp devices must warn against use by people under 18, agency says

Remote Monitoring Device Approved for Heart Patients May 29, 2014

Measures pulmonary artery pressure and heart rate

FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections May 27, 2014

Dalvance (dalbavancin) should help against bacteria resistant to older drugs

Illegal Online Meds Targeted in Worldwide Crackdown, FDA Says May 22, 2014

More than 19,600 packages seized in U.S., including drugs for diabetes, glaucoma and impotence

FDA OKs Test to Improve Blood Donor-Recipient Matching May 22, 2014

New method uses genetics and computer technology to determine most compatible red blood cells

FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's May 21, 2014

Injections of Entyvio may help when standard therapy for the digestive disorders has failed

Entyvio Approved for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease May 20, 2014

Two chronic gastrointestinal diseases

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