Remdesivir Just Became The First Drug Approved By The FDA To Treat COVID-19
"It is absolutely not a blockbuster drug or a miracle drug," one expert said. "We give it because we don’t have anything better."
An FDA Deadline For Vape Shops Is Today. No One Knows What Comes Next.
“I worry it will be Armageddon for the vaping industry.”
The FDA Authorized The Use Of Convalescent Plasma To Treat COVID-19
Scientists say plasma collected from the blood of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may be beneficial, but rigorous trials have not yet proven that it’s an effective treatment.
The FDA Just Pulled Chloroquine And Hydroxychloroquine As Coronavirus Treatments
The federal agency noted that the two drugs are "unlikely to be effective in treating COVID-19" and could cause serious side effects.
Internal FDA Documents Show How Little Evidence The Agency Had Before Allowing Malaria Drugs To Be Used To Treat COVID-19
A May whistleblower complaint alleged that the FDA’s emergency authorization of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine came about as a result of political pressure from the White House.
Trump Said He's Taking Hydroxychloroquine To Try To Prevent COVID-19 In Spite Of An FDA Warning
“I happen to be taking it," said the president to a stunned audience on Monday.
The FDA Is Tightening Its Regulations On Coronavirus Antibody Tests
The agency had previously relaxed its rules for verifying manufacturers’ accuracy data, leading more than 165 unauthorized tests to flood the US market.
The FDA Has Approved Emergency Use Of Remdesivir To Treat COVID-19
The drug's approval comes days after a preliminary study showed a four-day decrease in hospital stays following treatment.
The FDA Is Warning That Drugs Promoted By Trump To Treat COVID-19 Pose Serious Heart Risks
"FDA is concerned that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are being used inappropriately to treat non-hospitalized patients for coronavirus," the agency wrote in a health warning.
The FDA Reversed Itself And Has Now Approved KN95 Masks For Emergency Use
The move, which allows the Chinese equivalent of N95 masks to be imported and used by health care workers, is designed to alleviate desperate shortages of personal protective equipment.
The FDA Is Easing Its Ban On Blood Donations From Gay And Bisexual Men Because Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges to the US blood supply,” the FDA said Thursday.
FDA’s First Tests For "Forever Chemicals" In Food Found Them In Meat And Chocolate Cake
Researchers said the results are preliminary, but indicate it’s important to track the chemicals in food.
The New Acting Chief Of The FDA Is A Cancer Scientist
Norman "Ned" Sharpless has publicly supported the agency's policies to curb the use of e-cigarettes.
FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Has Resigned
The FDA commissioner, who took stands against teen vaping and online opioid sales, said he wants to spend more time with his family.
The FDA Wants To Let Stores Sell Flavored Vape Products, But Only In Age-Restricted Areas
Mint, menthol, and unflavored tobacco would be exempt from the new rules, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
The FDA Approved A Fast-Acting, Single-Dose Flu Drug Just In Time For Flu Season
The antiviral drug, called Xofluza, can relieve flu symptoms, but it's not meant for everyone. Here's what you need to know.
The FDA Is About To Approve A New Addictive Opioid And These Scientists Are Alarmed
An FDA panel has voted in favor of an opioid tablet 500 to 1,000 times more potent than morphine. The panel’s head says the drug will kill people.
The FDA Doesn’t Know What To Do About Scientists Who Are Sexual Harassers
Anti–Big Tobacco crusader Stanton Glantz settled a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former researcher. Then his center won a $20 million research grant.
The FDA Made A Surprise Visit To Juul Labs, Seizing “Over A Thousand Pages Of Documents”
The federal agency obtained documents related to the marketing of Juul during an inspection at the e-cigarette manufacturer’s headquarters last week.
These Drugs Fight Fleas And Ticks On Dogs And Cats, But Can Also Have Neurological Side Effects, The FDA Says
The class of drugs is known as the isoxazolines, and it includes popular medications such as Bravecto, Credelio, NexGard, and Simparica.
The FDA's Plan To Get Teens To Stop Vaping Includes These Gross School Posters
Teen use of e-cigarettes is an epidemic, according to the FDA.
Flavored E-Cigarettes May Be Banned As The FDA Cracks Down On A Teen "Epidemic" Of E-Cigarette Use
The FDA sent warnings to 1,300 retailers and demanded that five manufacturers of e-cigarettes, including Juul Labs, prove they can curb youth use.
The FDA Says This Brain-Stimulating Device May Help People With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Transcranial magnetic stimulation devices have been shown to work for depression, and a clinical trial suggests they might also help people with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
A Generic Version Of The EpiPen Has Been Approved By The FDA
Name-brand EpiPens have seen skyrocketing prices in recent years, and there have been shortages of the auto-injectors as well.
A Thyroid Medication Is Being Recalled, According To The FDA
Because thyroid pills are used to treat serious conditions, the federal agency recommends that you continue to take the medication until you can get a replacement.
The FDA Just Approved A Menstrual Cycle–Tracking App As A Form Of Contraception
The Natural Cycles app uses information about your body temperature and periods to predict when you need to abstain from sex or use protection to avoid pregnancy.
The FDA Just Approved A Contraceptive Vaginal Ring That You Can Use For An Entire Year
Unlike other contraceptive rings, which need to be replaced every month, Annovera is inserted and removed by the user every month for a year.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Devices Are Not Safe And Could Cause Burns And Scars, The FDA Says
Manufacturers are marketing treatments to women as a way to reshape the vagina, relieve vaginal dryness, and treat incontinence.
Here's A Bizarre Medical Scam That Even The FDA Can't Figure Out
A rash of official-looking warning letters may be linked to an "international extortion scam," the FDA said.
The FDA Commissioner Praised The Agency’s Food Safety Programs Days After The Trump Team Proposed Eliminating Them
"FDA takes our responsibility for assuring safety of the food supply seriously, and food safety is one of my highest priorities."