The FDA is fighting on all fronts when it comes to the opioid epidemic. Veterinarians are called to partner with the agency in fighting the public health crisis.
Public Health August 16, 2018
Tianeptine is considered an effective antidepressant drug that can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, its toxicity and opioid-mimicking characteristics make it a potential public health risk.
Public Health August 4, 2018
The FDA says vaginal rejuvenation devices have not gone through the correct approval process required to show they’re effective or let alone safe to use. These alternative treatments have increased in popularity thanks to the media.
Public Health July 31, 2018
There is a new hope for women who are suffering greatly from the pain induced by endometriosis. The Food and Drug Administration just approved a new pill that could give relief to women who have this condition.
Medicine July 25, 2018
To address bioterrorism risks, the FDA has approved the first drug that's specifically designed to treat smallpox. Research on the disease continues even if it has been considered eradicated since 1980.
Public Health July 13, 2018
A drug-infused cloth that can prevent the activation of sweat glands has been approved by the FDA as a drug to combat excessive armpit sweating. It only needs to be wiped on the skin once a day.
Medicine June 30, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex, the first marijuana-based drug in the United States. Epidiolex is for the treatment of epilepsy and seizures in children as young as 1-year-old.
Medicine June 27, 2018
What's the latest update on the investigations regarding the multistate E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce? Authorities are still struggling to find the main source of the contamination.
Public Health June 3, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration approved the CustomFlex Artificial Iris, the first artificial iris implant in the United States. The implant will benefit patients with missing or damaged irises due to aniridia, traumatic injury, albinism, and melanoma.
Medicine June 1, 2018
On Thursday, May 24, the FDA approved an AI-based software to detect wrist fractures. The software called OsteoDetect uses artificial intelligence to help doctors make a diagnosis faster.
Biotech May 28, 2018
Can so-called 'sunscreen pills' really protect the skin from harmful UV rays? FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says no pills can replace topical sunscreens.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration is warning parents to stop using teething medicines on infants. Health officials claim that an ingredient in these products could lead to dangerous side effects for babies.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration cracked down again on companies that continue to sell the kratom supplement. The unknown product is linked to a recent outbreak of salmonella, which has so far affected 130 people in the United States.
Public Health May 22, 2018
Aimovig, designed for long-term migraine prevention, will now go on sale after receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug is the first of its kind, and it could soon mean the end of chronic migraines.
Medicine May 18, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration approved of Lucemyra, a treatment for adults suffering from opioid withdrawal symptoms. It has been approved for patients to use up to 14 days.
Medicine May 16, 2018
EpiPens and generic versions are facing a shortage in the United States, says the FDA. Here's how to deal with this issue and survive the shortage.
Public Health May 10, 2018
After principals and teachers noticed an increase in the use of e-cigarettes in school, the FDA set out to encourage retailers to stop selling vapes to minors. Some companies have already begun to raise the purchasing age to 21.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018
An FDA advisory committee gave the go-ahead for Epidiolex, a marijuana-based drug that treats two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. The FDA is scheduled to vote this June.
Medicine April 20, 2018
GW Pharmaceuticals awaits FDA approval for Epidiolex, which contains an element derived from cannabis. It will treat children suffering from two rare forms of epilepsy by making their seizures less frequent.
Medicine April 18, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a mandatory recall for all kratom products by Triangle Pharmanaturals. This is the first time that the FDA launched such an order, looking to stem the salmonella outbreaks related to the herbal supplement.
Public Health April 4, 2018
The FDA revised its nutrition plans, which follows through the efforts of the Obama administration. Among the targeted programs are reduced public sodium intake, better food labels, and full disclosure of product ingredients.
Public Health March 31, 2018
The U.S. FDA announced it will regulate flavored tobacco products in an effort to reduce the number of young smokers. The agency is also looking to review policies on e-cigars and lowering nicotine content to a nonaddictive level.
Public Health March 20, 2018
In a historic move, the Food and Drug Authority announced its plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels. This effort could lead to lower smoking rates and could address rising tobacco smoking-related deaths and diseases.
Public Health March 16, 2018
New Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar has vowed to expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addicts. He also announced that the FDA will issue two new guidances to combat America’s opioid crisis.
Medicine February 27, 2018
FDA has released an alert cautioning against the prescription of clarithromycin to heart disease patients. The agency had advised health care providers to weigh the cons of the antibiotics because it can increase death risks in heart disease patients.
Public Health February 23, 2018
After successful clinical trials, a new drug to treat peanut allergy is getting closer to approval. A large number of children suffering from peanut allergies can benefit from the drug.
Medicine February 21, 2018
Individuals are abusing loperamide, an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drug, by ingesting as much as 400 pills a day. Some patients say it can provide the same high feeling heroin and morphine can.
Public Health February 3, 2018
Luxturna was recently approved for the treatment of a blindness-causing RPE65 gene mutation. With two injections in each eye, patients diagnosed with a hereditary retinal dystrophy would be able to experience improved vision.
Medicine December 20, 2017
The United States Food and Drug Administration will take a closer look at the homeopathic drugs in the market from now on. Homeopathic medicines are based on an 18th century idea that has since been invalidated by numerous modern studies.
Public Health December 20, 2017
The FDA gave its approval to a once-a-month injectable treatment for patients recovering from opioid addiction. What's the monthly cost of Suboxone and what are its side effects?
Medicine December 2, 2017
Biotin, a popular vitamin often used in supplements to increase hair growth, was found to be interfering with the results of blood tests. False results may lead to wrong health management or a misdiagnosis, and in one known case, death.
Medicine November 30, 2017
Processed bone treats could be deadly to your dogs, according to the FDA. At that, here are more unsafe food for dogs you shouldn't give to your pets.
Public Health November 29, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that processed dog treats may be deadly to dogs. The FDA has received 68 reports of the product causing harm to a total of 90 dogs, with 15 of them being fatal cases.
Public Health November 29, 2017
Despite a warning from the Food and Drug Administration about the safety risks of codeine, a new study found that 1 in 20 children was still getting the medication after undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
Medicine November 20, 2017
The FDA has set new rules to keep a check on regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy. The move will also crack down rogue clinics that provide questionable regenerative treatments.
Biotech November 18, 2017
The FDA recently approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite. The drug is the world's first digital pill that can check if patients are taking their medication or not.
Medicine November 14, 2017
Patients whose blindness is a result of an RPE65 gene might soon consider Luxturna, a form of gene therapy that improves vision. Its approval will soon be deliberated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Biotech October 10, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration, as it looks to make the abortion pill more accessible to women. According to the ACLU, the FDA imposes 'onerous and medically unnecessary' restrictions over Mifeprex.
Medicine October 4, 2017
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Scott Gottlieb announced Friday new measures to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and vaping products. The federal agency made the proposal for the first time to curb cigarette addiction.
Public Health July 31, 2017
An FDA-commissioned scientific panel recommends sweeping changes in doctors’ opiod prescription practices and health policy, in general, to stop the growing opioid epidemic in the United States. Here are the details on the new report.
Public Health July 14, 2017
A new gene therapy developed by Novartis has received crucial recommendation from an FDA advisory panel on July 12. Experts believe the treatment’s approval will pave the way for new gene-based medicines.
Medicine July 13, 2017
Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that they will voluntarily be removing Opana ER from the market as per the FDA's request. Despite this move, the company still believes in Opana ER's safety and efficacy.
Medicine July 8, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration has approved betrixaban for preventing blood clotting among patients with deep vein thrombosis. The oral treatment is the first extended duration treatment for hospitalized acutely ill patients.
Medicine June 23, 2017
The California health department has warned consumers not to drink Deer Antler Tea products from U.S. Deer Antlers Exports and Imports Inc. out of concerns with Clostridium botulinum contamination. Here are the warnings and recall details.
Public Health May 9, 2017
The FDA approves an intravenous drug for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) more than 20 years after the first drug was approved. The drug’s price will be steep in the United States.
Medicine May 6, 2017