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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

FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue November 25, 2014

Experts decided against backing any new warning label for controversial injections

Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says November 25, 2014

Rules also apply to theater popcorn, bakeries and ice cream parlors

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids November 24, 2014

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller November 20, 2014

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved November 20, 2014

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA November 14, 2014

In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix November 04, 2014

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis October 29, 2014

Among people aged 10 to 25

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis October 29, 2014

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens October 29, 2014

Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia October 24, 2014

The bleeding disorder affects both males and females

Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds October 22, 2014

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later

Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease October 16, 2014

Drugs help slow decline of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer October 15, 2014

But, some advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients relapsed, study finds

Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved October 14, 2014

Helps those who can't contract bladder muscles

Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter Approved October 13, 2014

Designed to clear clogged arteries in thigh and knee

FDA OKs Once-a-Day Drug for Chronic Hepatitis C October 10, 2014

Harvoni, a combination pill, blocks enzymes that virus needs to multiply

Akynzeo Approved for Side Effects of Chemotherapy October 10, 2014

Drug helps ease nausea, vomiting

Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim September 29, 2014

Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach

FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs September 23, 2014

Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says

Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved September 23, 2014

Rare infections primarily affect people with weakened immune systems

Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says September 22, 2014

New treatments might aid those who can't tolerate medications

Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes September 19, 2014

New drug helps regulate blood sugar

FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes September 19, 2014

Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use September 18, 2014

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety September 17, 2014

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Movantik Approved for Constipation From Opioids September 16, 2014

Painkillers frequently cause irregularity

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

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