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FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

Federal health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use against an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly virus in West Africa.

Aug 07, 2014
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Safety concerns about new drugs revealed

What's safer: a newly approved drug or one that has been on the market much longer? Newer drugs have a one in three chance of acquiring a black box warning or being withdrawn for safety reasons within 25 years of their approval, ...

Aug 04, 2014
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FDA to start regulating lab-developed tests

(AP)—The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight.

Jul 31, 2014
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FDA approves hard-to-abuse narcotic painkiller

(HealthDay)—A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Jul 25, 2014
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Tough-to-abuse formulation of oxycodone approved

(HealthDay)—Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a long-term, around-the-clock treatment for severe pain when other ...

Jul 25, 2014
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FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.

Jul 12, 2014
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