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FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication July 28, 2016

Drug lowers blood sugar levels, and doesn't boost risk of heart problems, agency says

Adlyxin Approved for Type 2 Diabetes July 28, 2016

Hormone helps control blood sugar

FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics July 26, 2016

Fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, Levaquin should be reserved for life-threatening infections

FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods July 22, 2016

By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake

Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye July 12, 2016

Symptoms more likely as people age

Ultrasound Device Approved to Treat Essential Tremor July 11, 2016

Uses MRI to help destroy brain tissue that's behind involuntary movement

Acne Treatment Differin Gel Approved for OTC Use July 11, 2016

Among people 12 and older

FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug July 08, 2016

Differin Gel 0.1% is first retinoid medication approved for over-the-counter use

1st HPV Test for Use With Preservative Fluid July 08, 2016

Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns July 08, 2016

Health benefits aren't proven, and trendy treatment carries risk of injury

FDA Approves First Fully Dissolvable Stent July 05, 2016

Device is absorbed by the body after about three years

New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria June 30, 2016

Uses specimens taken directly from patients

FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers June 30, 2016

Tiny lens reshapes cornea to improve focus on small print, objects close to you

FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough June 30, 2016

Illness-inducing germs such as E. coli can lurk in uncooked flour, agency warns

FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer? June 29, 2016

Agency wants proof the products kill bacteria and are harmless over time

Epclusa Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C June 28, 2016

Combination drug treats six major forms of HCV

Report Faulty Tobacco Products to FDA June 19, 2016

Agency also wants to know about unexpected smoking-related health problems

FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device June 14, 2016

Surgically implanted port allows obese patients to drain some contents from stomach after meal

Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin June 06, 2016

Alka Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer among over-the-counter products vulnerable patients should avoid, FDA says

Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Seem to Help Some People Quit June 06, 2016

Many smokers can't shake the haunting FDA-proposed visuals, study finds

FDA Calls for Less Salt in Processed Foods June 01, 2016

Agency sets short- and long-term goals in effort to cut Americans' risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke

Ocaliva Approved for Rare Liver Disease May 31, 2016

Primary biliary cholangitis causes inflamed bile ducts

FDA Unveils Makeover of Nutrition Facts Label May 20, 2016

Added sugars, relevant portion sizes among the highlights of revision

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer May 19, 2016

Tecentriq boosted survival in small trial

Sugar-Free Gum Can Be Deadly for Dogs May 13, 2016

Keep all products containing the sweetener xylitol out of your pooch's reach, FDA warns

FDA to Re-examine What Makes a Food 'Healthy' May 10, 2016

Agency acknowledges changing standards, concerns

Young LGBT Adults Are Target of FDA Stop-Smoking Campaign May 06, 2016

Tobacco use is common among these 18- to 24-year-olds, agency says

Shortages of Lifesaving Drugs Linger in U.S. May 06, 2016

Longer wait time for vital acute-care meds despite legislation, study says

FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors May 06, 2016

Agency also wants other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do May 03, 2016

Check for local take-back events, or contact the DEA for collection locations

Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations May 02, 2016

Half of people with Parkinson's may have them

Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns April 26, 2016

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco April 19, 2016

Health officials targeting rural teens with messages about health risks of smokeless tobacco products

No Drop in Teen Use of Tobacco Products, CDC Says, and E-Cigs May Be Why April 14, 2016

Electronic smoking devices have now eclipsed traditional cigarettes as most widely used product among kids

Makers of Corn Masa Flour Can Add Folic Acid April 14, 2016

Vitamin helps prevent birth defects

Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of Newly Approved Drugs April 12, 2016

Many misinterpret FDA 'breakthrough' designation, survey finds

Venclexta Approved for Specific Genetic Blood Cancer April 11, 2016

A form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

First Wire-Free Pacemaker Approved April 08, 2016

Treats irregular heartbeat without wired leads

FDA OKs 'Containment' Bag for Certain Uterine Surgeries April 07, 2016

But most women aren't candidates for morcellation procedure because of cancer risk, agency says

FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker April 07, 2016

Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade April 06, 2016

For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis

FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure Risk April 05, 2016

Warning pertains to drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin

FDA Suggests Limit for Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal April 01, 2016

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

FDA Eases Restrictions on Abortion Medication March 30, 2016

Women will have an easier time accessing mifepristone

FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations March 30, 2016

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

First Treatment Approved for Disease Linked to Stem Cell Transplant March 30, 2016

Liver condition is rare, but deadly

FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-Deterrent March 24, 2016

One more step to combat the epidemic of potent painkiller abuse

Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma March 23, 2016

Helps reduce certain white blood cells that contribute to the disease

Inhalation Anthrax Treatment Approved March 21, 2016

A potential bioterror threat

FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves March 21, 2016

Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

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