In 2004 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warnings about antidepressant use among teenagers, and although prescriptions for these medications dropped, suicide attempts sharply rose following the FDA announcement.
In order to make knowledge about prescription drugs more ubiquitous, the Food and Drug Administration could soon require pharmaceutical and medical device industries to post information on social media sites and correct false information.
Meningitis B is a serogroup of meningococcal bacteria and is the most common case of bacterial meningitis. Two drug manufacturers announced on Tuesday that they’ve submitted applications to the FDA for their meningitis B vaccines.
Due to the prevalence of heart disease and stroke in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue guidelines for food companies and restaurants to reduce sodium in their products and meals in the near future.
Shire, a global innovator in specialty biopharmaceuticals, announced today that they will conduct clinical trials using their amphetamine-based drug, Vyvanse, on preschool children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration is recommending that pregnant and breastfeeding women and young children should consume two to three servings of fish per week to provide important health benefits.
Approximately 16,000 people suffer from hemophilia A in the United States. The FDA approved a new drug manufactured by Biogen Idec Inc. that controls and prevents bleeding in patients who suffer from this disease.
On Thursday, FDA officials announced that sunlamp products and UV lamps will be reclassified as low-risk devices to moderate-risk.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of Britain was responsible for seizing millions of dollars in counterfeit medicine. Now, it turns out that the U.S. FDA made some busts as well in the international operation.
On Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that St. Louis based Sherman Produce Co. and Massachusetts prepared foods manufacturer Lansal Inc., recalled hummus and walnuts because of a possible listeria contamination.
Triclosan is one of the most prevalent antibacterial compounds found in various products, including toothpastes, cosmetics, antibacterial soaps, and body washes. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton issued a ban on triclosan starting in 2017.
Inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease have no cure and some who suffer from them don’t respond to existing treatments. The FDA approved a new drug on Tuesday to help over a million Americans with such diseases.