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Avandia's Restrictions Eased: FDA Says Glaxo Drug's 'Risk Is Not Great'

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 16:35

The FDA removed certain restrictions on GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone), which will now be available for wider use.

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FDA Aims To Reduce Cancer-Causing Chemical In Fries, Cereals, And Coffee

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:02

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidelines to reduce the amount of acrylamide, a chemical found in starchy food, which could be linked to cancer.

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FDA Tells 23andMe To Stop Selling Personal Genome Service

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:00

An FDA letter to DNA-analysis company 23andMe has halted the marketing and sale of their Personal Genome Service after failing to comply with certain rules.


FDA Warns Of Fatal Heart Attack Risk Linked To 2 Cardiac Stress Test Drugs

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 17:19

Stress test drugs Lexiscan and Adenoscan were found by the FDA to seriously increase a person's risk for heart attack and death.

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OxyElite Pro Recall 2013: Hepatitis, Liver Failure Cited In HHS Probe

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:25

All OxyElite Pro weight loss supplements are being recalled and destroyed, the FDA said in a press release.


Will Big Pharma's Focus On Rare Disease Treatments Benefit All?

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:21

In recent years, big pharma has shifted its focus away from developing "blockbuster" drugs to developing "orphan drugs" for patients with rare diseases. Why?

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Roche’s Gazyva Receives FDA Approval For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

By | Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:55

Today, the FDA approved Roche’s new drug, Gazyva, for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.


FDA Announces New Plan To Prevent Drug Shortages

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 15:13

The FDA says that drug shortages are 'high priority' issues because they pose a potentially deadly public health threat.


Imported Spices Contaminated With Salmonella, Insect Bits, And Animal Hairs

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:00

The FDA found that 12 percent of imported spices are contaminated with insects and rodent hairs, leading to outbreaks of spice-related illnesses.


FDA Proposes Pet Food Safety Rules After Jerky Treats Sicken 3,600 Dogs

By | Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:00

The FDA hopes to prevent foodborne illness among U.S. pets in light of an elusive outbreak sickening thousands of dogs and cats.

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FDA Approves Vizamyl, 2nd Brain Imaging Drug To Detect Alzheimer's And Dementia

By | Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:54

The FDA approved Vizamyl, a second radioactive brain imaging drug for use in detecting Alzheimer's disease and dementia.


FDA’s New Limits On Painkillers To Restrict Access For Addicts... And Patients, Too

By | Fri, 10/25/2013 - 09:43

The FDA will recommend new restrictions on hydrocodone medications in hopes of curbing drug abuse and overdose deaths.

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Gilead's Hepatitis C Drug Gets Positive Review From FDA

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:31

A new wave of hepatitis C drugs could improve the cure rate for the scores of people who don't respond well to current treatments.


FDA Food Safety Inspections Suspended; Government Shutdown Furloughs 60% Of Agency Inspectors

By | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 18:42

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed on Friday that all routine food safety inspections have been suspended until federal funding is restored.

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Vascepa Fish Oil Drug Awaits FDA Decision On Expanded Use For Treating High Triglycerides

By | Sat, 10/12/2013 - 19:24

Although many Americans take non-prescription fish oil supplements, a much stronger formulation awaits regulatory approval for use in treating "very high" triglyceride levels, which may open a market of 36 million Americans.