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Keytruda Approved for Leading Form of Lung Cancer October 02, 2015

Helps immune system fight non-small cell lung cancer

FDA Approves New Treatment for Lung Cancer October 02, 2015

Keytruda shrank tumors in some patients with advanced disease

Lonsurf Approved for Advanced Colon Cancer September 22, 2015

Among people who aren't responding to other treatments

Vraylar Approved for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder September 18, 2015

Label warns against use by certain elderly

FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder September 18, 2015

Vraylar is an atypical antipsychotic taken once a day

FDA Bans Sale of New R.J. Reynolds Cigarettes September 15, 2015

Products didn't meet requirement that they be substantially the same as existing cigarettes, agency says

Beware Unregulated Stem Cell Treatments, Experts Warn September 11, 2015

Clinics selling treatments that are unproven, researcher says

Could Eating Fish Help Ward Off Depression? September 11, 2015

Consuming more meals from the sea linked to lower risk, study suggests, but cause-and-effect not proven

FDA Acts to Make Food Safer in Wake of Outbreaks September 10, 2015

New rules focus on cleanliness of manufacturing facilities

Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study September 09, 2015

It found only 1 in 30 women will suffer a complication that requires a second procedure

FDA Issues Warning About Skin Lighteners September 02, 2015

Injectable products may contain unknown substances or contaminants

Anti-Nausea Drug Approved September 02, 2015

For adults undergoing chemotherapy

FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs August 28, 2015

Agency advises users with such symptoms to contact their doctor

FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol August 28, 2015

A leading cause of heart disease

FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications August 28, 2015

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins

Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder August 24, 2015

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura involves low blood platelet counts

Female Libido Pill Approved August 19, 2015

Addyi to treat low sexual desire among premenopausal women

FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions August 19, 2015

Flibanserin can cause low blood pressure, loss of consciousness; not recommended for use with alcohol

FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon August 17, 2015

But flibanserin's safety and effectiveness still being debated

Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study August 13, 2015

Researchers found medication didn't increase odds of serious eye infection

FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing August 04, 2015

Epilepsy drug Spritam may be one of many custom-made medicines to come that will use the technology

How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work? July 29, 2015

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity July 29, 2015

Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness

FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss July 29, 2015

Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full

Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study July 27, 2015

Analysis found roughly 10 percent of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed

Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol July 27, 2015

For people at risk of heart attack or stroke

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs July 24, 2015

Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA July 24, 2015

Odomzo is a pill for locally advanced basal cell carcinoma

Technivie Approved for Hepatitis C July 24, 2015

For people with a genetic subtype of the liver infection

Odomzo Approved for Recurring Basal Cell Carcinoma July 24, 2015

A common form of skin cancer

FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling July 24, 2015

Adding 'percent daily value' would help consumers avoid unneeded, harmful calories, agency says

Test to Differentiate HIV Viruses Approved July 24, 2015

Among people two years and older

Novel Leg Prosthesis Approved July 16, 2015

For people who can't use conventional device

Rexulti Approved for Schizophrenia, Depression July 13, 2015

But shouldn't be prescribed to some older people

U.S. FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression July 13, 2015

Medication can be used as an add-on therapy to antidepressants

Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning July 10, 2015

Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers July 10, 2015

NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure July 09, 2015

Entresto was granted 'fast track' approval by the agency

Entresto Approved for Heart Failure July 07, 2015

When heart can't pump enough blood

Orkambi Approved for Cystic Fibrosis July 02, 2015

When disease caused by mutated gene from each parent

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA July 01, 2015

These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others June 23, 2015

Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty June 22, 2015

Kengreal prevents blood platelets from accumulating

FDA Seizes Counterfeit Drugs, Devices Sold Online June 18, 2015

International effort takes aim at more than 1,050 websites

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs? June 18, 2015

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

Improved Artificial Heart Valve Approved June 17, 2015

Changes designed to minimize leaks

FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats June 16, 2015

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Parkinson's and Essential Tremor June 15, 2015

For use after medication alone proves inadequate

FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for Parkinson's Disease June 15, 2015

Brio Neurostimulation System is second such device approved for tremor disorders

FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon June 15, 2015

Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils