President Trump Nominates Conservative Physician, Scott Gottlieb, To Head the FDA
President Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Scott Gottlieb as potential had of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agency. Gottlieb is regarded as a conservative physician and businessman with extensive experience of how the pharmaceutical industry is run. In fact, many voices in the health industry call for the US Senate to approve his nomination for the job.
Nasal Irrigation Pots Increase Risk For Brain-Eating Amoebas
The FDA have issued a health warning to those who use nasal irrigation pots, or Neti pots, to make sure that they use distilled water, or even boil the water first, to avoid infections. The warning came after some reports of brain-eating amoeba surfaced not long ago during the flu season.
FDA Approves Emflaza as Drug for Treating Muscular Dystrophy
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of deflazacort, marketed under the brand name Emflaza, for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in children. The steroid drug is manufactured by Marathon Pharmaceuticals and is the first to be so approved by the FDA to treat people with the condition in the United States.
Multiple Sclerosis Drug Can Cause Severe Liver Injuries, New Study Suggests
As the FDA starts to approve certain drugs, what’s the truth behind claims that MS drugs could potentially cause severe liver injuries? Is this the downside of Multiple Sclerosis drugs that we cannot truly evade? Here’s what health experts have to say.
FDA On Hyland's Teething Products With Poisonous Belladonna: Throw Them Out!
The FDA has found inconsistent amount of belladona in Hyland's teething products - some exceeding what's claimed on the label. Ever since the warning was first issued in 2010, the agency has been getting reports from parents sharing the adverse effects the products had on their children.
FDA Finally Set To Approve Multiple Sclerosis Drug This March, Is There A Catch?
As the number of clinical trials are rising up, the hope for the discovery of the cure to Multiple Sclerosis is also believed to be at hand. But why do a lot of scientists claim this approval of FDA as the 'medical breakthrough' for the auto-immune disease? Is this the cure we've long been waiting for? Here are the details.
She Campaigned Against The Medical Device That Caused Her Cancer; Woman From Pittsburgh Dies At 57
A woman from Pittsburgh was diagnosed with cancer following surgery using a power morcellator. She then spent her life raising awareness on the dangers of the said device— before she died from the disease at the age of 57.
Salmonella Contamination Suspected; Milk Powder Recalled
A total of 8 food recalls have been issued by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the past week— due to a suspected Salmonella contamination of a milk powder.
Antibiotic Abuse On Farm Animals Gets New FDA Regulations
The FDA announces new regulations that are stricter on antibiotic abuse in livestock. Due to the rise of superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the agency wants farmers to minize the use of drugs on animal food.
FDA Approval Rate For New Drugs Lowest In 2016
The FDA approval rate for new drugs last year dropped to an all time low since 2010. Pharmaceutical researchers are worried about the latest report.
Everything You Have To Know About Progressive Multiple Sclerosis And Why It’s Currently The Talk Of The Town?
As Progressive Multiple Sclerosis is known as a mysterious disease, why is currently being put to the spotlight? Does it mean that the ‘cure’ is finally found, or more and more victims of the said medical condition are being recorded? Find out what health experts have to say
FDA Approves Spinraza For Spinal Muscular Atrophy Treatment
Spinraza is the first drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment. The drug's price list is still not available, but it is expected to cost about $225,000 to $250,000 per patient per year.
FDA Bans The Use Of Powdered Medical Gloves
FDA executed a ban on powdered medical gloves and is rolled out to be effective next year, Jan. 19.
HIV Vaccine That Holds A Promise Of Cure To Be Conducted By Canadian Scientists, Is There A Catch?
As the quest for the HIV cure continues, Canadian scientists are set to conduct a clinical trial to 600 volunteers; will this finally give light to the growing number of cases of HIV disease? Find out what experts have to say