April 24, 2014: FDA Approves HPV Test as Initial Screen for Cervical Cancer
Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease

April 24, 2014: FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations
Opponents of the increasingly popular devices worry about their impact on children

April 24, 2014: FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

April 22, 2014: Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study
Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say

April 21, 2014: Cyramza Approved for Stomach Cancer
Disease kills more than 10,000 people annually

April 18, 2014: Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy
Tablet placed under the tongue

April 17, 2014: Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
New CDC report finds certain contaminants, such as Vibrio and E. coli, on the rise

April 17, 2014: FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Ragwitek helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

April 17, 2014: Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study
Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

April 16, 2014: Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling
The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

April 15, 2014: Tanzeum Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Along with diet and exercise

April 15, 2014: FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says

April 03, 2014: FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose
Evzio is part of efforts to stem health risks from abuse of drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

April 03, 2014: FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs
Evzio's OK is part of efforts to stem tide of overdoses from abuse of meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

April 02, 2014: Under-the-Tongue Tablet Approved for Grass Allergies
To be started 4 months before allergy season

April 02, 2014: FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Oralair cuts symptoms linked to pollens of certain grasses

March 31, 2014: Long-Acting Clotting Agent Approved for Form of Hemophilia
Alprolix requires less frequent injections

March 31, 2014: Topamax Approval for Migraines Expanded to Younger Users
Adolescents ages 12-17 can now take the drug, FDA says

March 26, 2014: Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer
Ceritinib might become standard when crizotinib fails, researchers say

March 23, 2014: College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break
FDA has tips on sun safety, medication, staying hydrated and more

March 21, 2014: Otezla Approved for Psoriatic Arthritis
Condition affects some with psoriasis

March 20, 2014: Implanted Hearing Device Approved
For common type of hearing loss

March 20, 2014: Impavido Approved to Treat Tropical Parasitic Disease
Americans typically contract it while traveling

March 18, 2014: Don't Order Fetal Ultrasound Videos As Souvenirs: FDA
In addition, agency says, leave Doppler fetal heartbeat monitors to health professionals

March 13, 2014: FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear
Experts voted 13-0 that Roche's test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening

March 12, 2014: Experimental Drug May Boost Leukemia Survival, Without Chemo
Idelalisib is being fast-tracked for FDA approval for use in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

March 12, 2014: First Device Approved to Prevent Migraines
Headband-like unit stimulates nerve associated with painful headaches

March 11, 2014: FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines
Wearable headband uses electrodes to stimulate nerve tied to the headaches

March 07, 2014: Pfizer Recalls Some Antidepressants After Drug Mixup
Action taken after pharmacist found a heart drug among Effexor/Venlafaxine, FDA says

March 04, 2014: Some U.S. Clinical Trials May Fall Into Federal Regulation 'Gap'
For these studies, patient safety might be covered by states, other entities, experts say

March 02, 2014: Eye-Catching Labels Urged for Fast-Tracked Antibiotics
Letter to Congress from medical groups focuses on 'superbug' threat

February 27, 2014: Study Questions FDA Warning Against CT Scans for Those With Heart Devices
It found no harm to patients with devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, but agency still concerned

February 27, 2014: FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content
Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes

February 26, 2014: Study Sees No Evidence Linking Diabetes Drugs With Pancreatic Cancer
But FDA assessment calls for further look at injectable type-2 treatments

February 26, 2014: Groups Push FDA to Revoke Approval of Highly Potent Painkiller
One dose of Zohydro could kill a child, say coalition of consumer advocates, addiction specialists

February 25, 2014: FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization
Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues

February 25, 2014: Myalept Approved for Rare Fat Tissue Disorder
Drug is meant for people with deficiency of the hormone leptin

February 24, 2014: FDA To Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
More inspectors planned as India emerges as growing source of pharmaceuticals

February 19, 2014: Northera Approved For Rare Blood Pressure Condition
Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension is most often tied to Parkinson's disease

February 17, 2014: Vimizim Approved for Rare Childhood Disorder
Replaces missing enzyme

February 12, 2014: Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Chronic Leukemia
Drug inhibits enzyme that spurs cancer growth

February 11, 2014: FDA Panel Sees No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen
Some studies had suggested naproxen (Aleve) might pose less of a threat than other painkillers

February 11, 2014: FDA to Investigate Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk
Marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR, drug appears to have no effect on heart attack or stroke risk

February 10, 2014: Illnesses Traced to Uncle Ben's Rice; Commercial-Size Packages Recalled
Reports received from 3 states, FDA says

February 10, 2014: FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by Painkillers
Studies suggest naproxen (Aleve) may pose less of a threat

February 05, 2014: There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot
Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says

February 04, 2014: Blood Sugar Monitoring System Approved for Children
However, device didn't perform as well in kids as in adults, FDA says

February 03, 2014: FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy
Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments

January 31, 2014: Hetlioz Approved for Sleep Disorder in Blind People
Condition stems from inability to govern sleep from light-dark cycle

January 24, 2014: FDA Wants to Update Food Labels
Goal is a better informed public