Food and Drug Administration
Low Calorie Sweeteners Being Used By More Kids
Low calorie sweeteners are being used as an alternative to sugar anf other high fructose sweeteners. Low calorie sweeteners are now being used by more kids.
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.
Breakthrough Multiple Sclerosis Drug, Ocrelizumab, Slows Down Brain Damage
The drug is the first know treatment which showed positive results for Primary Progressive MS. Many doctors calles this a "landmark" drug which could change the future of patients with multiple sclerosis.
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
FDA Approves Ecstasy Clinical Trial To Treat PTSD
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), more commonly known as Ecstasy, has demonstrated positive effect in treating post-traumatic stress disorder. The FDA granted permission for a large-scale 3 clinical trials for Ecstasy.
Rheumatoid Arteritis Medication, Actemra, Shows Positive Results
Swiss pharmacuetical giant, Roche, said on Sunday that their rheumatoid arteritis medication, Actemra, showed to be superior to steroids alone in maintaining steroid-free remission in a Phase III study.
Botulinum Toxin: Nurse Pleads Guilty To Illegally Distributing Botox
The botulinum toxin is a controlled product by the FDA. Distributing mislabeled products is a federal offense as a nurse pleads guilty to illegally distributing Botox.
FDA Says Xarelto Safe Despite Controversy
The FDA has said that Xarelto, a blood thinner, is safe to use even as its manufacturers face lawsuits.
Novartis Ilaris Drug Now Allowed To Treat Childhood Arthritis By FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved Ilaris for the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA), a serious form of childhood arthritis.
FDA Warns Migraine Treatment Drug Linked To Pregnancy Risk
The Food and Drug administration warns pregnant women about risks associated with valproate sodium medications used as treatment for migraine headaches, epileptic seizures and bipolar disorder.
Skin Cancer: Tanning Lamp Regulations Proposed For First Time In 30 Years By FDA
Melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, is on the rise and the FDA is cracking down on tanning salons.
Dangerous Chewing Gum: FDA Will Investigate Alert Energy Caffeine Gum
New caffeinated gum prompts the Food and Drug Administration to further examine added caffeine in food and beverages.
Marijuana Pills Offer Better Pain Relief, Study Says
Pain relief from marijuana pills may last longer and not leave people feeling as high as they do after smoking the drug.