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Gene Therapy Approved for B-Cell Lymphoma October 19, 2017

The first such treatment for non-Hodgkin form of this cancer

FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy October 19, 2017

Yescarta fights a type of lymphoma; move is heralded as helping open 'new era' in medical care

Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea October 09, 2017

Implantable device stimulates breathing during sleep

First Test to Detect Zika in Blood Donations Approved October 06, 2017

Not designed to diagnose the infection, however

FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika October 06, 2017

Though the virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, it can be transmitted through blood transfusions

Verzenio Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer September 29, 2017

The most common cancer in the United States

Glucose Monitoring System Eliminates Need for Finger Pricks September 28, 2017

Instead, sensor is implanted below skin in diabetes patients

FDA Approves New Continuous Glucose Monitor for Diabetes September 28, 2017

Device eliminates need to prick finger to measure blood sugar levels

Mvasi Is First Biosimilar Drug Approved for Cancer September 14, 2017

Similar to Avastin

FDA OKs First 'Biosimilar' Drug to Fight Cancer September 14, 2017

New biologic could help drive down the cost of care, agency says

Aliqopa Approved for Follicular Lymphoma September 14, 2017

A cancer of the lymph system

App to Help Treat Substance Abuse Approved September 14, 2017

But app is not recommended for opioid dependence

How to Prevent, and Treat, Lyme Disease in People and Pets September 02, 2017

U.S. health officials warn that cases of the illness are on the rise

FDA OKs Return of Once-Withdrawn Leukemia Drug September 01, 2017

At lower dose, Mylotarg extended survival against a certain type of blood cancer

Pediatric Treatment Approved for 'Kissing Bug' Disease August 30, 2017

Benznidazole sanctioned for Chagas infection

Antibiotic Vabomere Approved August 30, 2017

For complicated urinary tract infections

FDA Approves 1st Treatment for 'Kissing Bug' Illness in Children August 30, 2017

Benznidazole becomes the nation's only drug for Chagas disease

First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S. August 30, 2017

For certain people with blood/bone marrow cancer

FDA OKs 1st Gene Therapy for Use in U.S. August 30, 2017

It transforms a patient's immune system cells to fight a form of leukemia

FDA May Limit 'Risk Info' in Direct-to-Consumer TV Drug Ads August 18, 2017

Would new approach to broadcast advertising deprive consumers of vital information?

New Treatment Approved for Deadly Blood Cancer August 17, 2017

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

FDA Announces Recall of Some Liquid Pharmaceutical Products August 16, 2017

Concerns over possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in patients prompted the move

Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs? August 15, 2017

Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth August 08, 2017

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

Mavyret Approved for Hepatitis C August 04, 2017

A chronic viral infection of the liver

The Fine Print on Medication Expiration Dates August 04, 2017

When to discard Rx and OTC drugs

New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia August 03, 2017

Vyxeos combines two previously approved drugs

Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Graft Versus Host Disease August 02, 2017

A deadly condition that affects some stem cell patients

Idhifa Approved for Some With Acute Myeloid Leukemia August 01, 2017

For adults with specific genetic mutation

FDA Looks to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes July 28, 2017

Goal is to combat smoking by making it less addictive

How Savvy Are You About Nail Care Safety? July 28, 2017

Certain mani-pedi products can cause trouble, FDA warns

A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix July 23, 2017

Could be a dangerous combination, depending on the drug

MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care July 20, 2017

Device designed for neonatal brain and head imaging

Nerlynx Approved to Help Prevent Breast Cancer's Return July 18, 2017

Drug is designed to block cancer-fueling enzymes

FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S. July 13, 2017

Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

FDA Approves New Drug for Sickle Cell Disease July 07, 2017

Helps reduce painful, and sometimes life-threatening, complications of the inherited blood disorder

Think Safety First When Dining Outdoors June 30, 2017

Tips for keeping food fresh at picnics and BBQs

Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side June 26, 2017

Cosmetics, personal care products get little regulatory scrutiny

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.

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