(HealthDay)—Brintellix (vortioxetine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with major depressive disorder, often referred to as depression.
Regulators are putting their harshest warning on Pfizer's antibiotic Tygacil, saying the drug is associated with an increased risk of death.
(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) that, when implemented, will improve patient safety by providing a consistent ...
Food and Drug Administration officials say they will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health.
India's biggest drugmaker by sales, Ranbaxy Laboratories, has assured shareholders it is taking "stringent steps" to resolve a US ban on imports of medicines made at its newly renovated showcase plant.
Federal health regulators will begin tracking millions of medical devices, from pacemakers to hip replacements, using a new electronic system designed to protect patients by catching problematic implants earlier.
Cleveland Clinic Innovations has created a spin-off company to develop a preventive breast cancer vaccine based on research from Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute.
A biotech drug from Roche moved one step closer Thursday to becoming the first medicine approved to treat breast cancer before surgery.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring stronger warning labels on prescription painkillers like OxyContin, in the government's latest attempt to reduce overdose deaths caused by the long-acting medications.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says consumers should not worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice—but should vary their diets just in case.
(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the possible association between a rare brain infection and the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Gilenya (fingolimod), according to a drug ...
A University of Minnesota research team featuring researchers from the Institute for Molecular Virology, School of Dentistry and Center for Drug Design has developed a new delivery system for a combination of two FDA approved ...
(HealthDay)—Patients with the common skin condition rosacea can now turn to the first topical gel aimed at easing the redness that comes with the ailment.
Microchip that can identify human pathogens in a single test could revolutionize diagnosis of infections
Quick diagnosis of an infection is critical to providing early treatment; but, currently, multiple tests can be required to identify the pathogen responsible. Now, Christopher Wong at the A*STAR Genome Institute ...
(HealthDay)—Tivicay (dolutegravir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat infection with HIV-1, a strain of the virus that causes AIDS.