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Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics June 20, 2017

Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says

Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA June 16, 2017

Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrine

FDA Puts Brakes on Rule Requiring New 'Nutrition Facts' Label June 13, 2017

Trump administration delays the Obama-era changes, and dietitians cry foul

FDA Asks Maker of Opioid Painkiller Opana ER to Pull Drug From Market June 09, 2017

Agency says the powerful medication's risk for abuse now outweighs any benefit

Experimental Gene-Targeted Drug Hits Cancer Where It Lives June 05, 2017

But the gene flaw is rare, affecting less than 1 percent of typical cancers, researchers say

New Drug Approved for All Cancers With Genetic Marker May 24, 2017

First medication sanctioned for any cancer, regardless of origin

FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin May 24, 2017

Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

New FDA Head Outlines 'Forceful Steps' Against Opioid Crisis May 23, 2017

On the agenda: better-tailored painkiller doses, doctor training and more

Actemra Approved for Certain Blood Vessel Inflammation May 22, 2017

Drug will treat adults with a condition called vasculitis

Kalydeco Approval Widened for More Types of Cystic Fibrosis May 18, 2017

Laboratory evidence used to expand approval

Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk May 17, 2017

Canagliflozin tied to a doubling of amputations of legs, feet, agency says

New Device Approved for Esophageal Birth Defect May 15, 2017

Condition affects 1 in 2,500 babies in U.S.

Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval May 10, 2017

Study found serious side effects often arose after medications OK'd for sale

FDA Approves 1st New Drug for ALS in Decades May 08, 2017

Radicava, given intravenously, slows decline in patients with deadly neurological disease

FDA Warns of Tattoo Dangers May 05, 2017

Unsafe practices cause infections, contaminated ink a common culprit, agency says

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

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