News tagged with food and drug administration

Experimental diabetes drug makes comeback

A panel of federal health advisers has backed the benefits of an experimental diabetes drug that uses a new method to reduce blood sugar, setting aside previous concerns about the pill's safety.

Dec 12, 2013
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FDA approves first generic versions of Cymbalta

The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved the first generic versions of the blockbuster antidepressant drug Cymbalta, offering lower-cost access to one of the most widely prescribed treatments for depression, ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Study examines drug labeling and exposure in infants

Federal legislation encouraging the study of drugs in pediatric patients has resulted in very few labeling changes that include new infant information, according to a study by Matthew M. Laughon, M.D., M.P.H., of the University ...

Dec 09, 2013
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US approves breakthrough hepatitis C drug (Update)

U.S. health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.

Dec 06, 2013
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FDA starts regulating compounding pharmacies

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday began the process of regulating compounding pharmacies, which create new drug combinations or alter drugs to suit individual patient needs.

Dec 02, 2013
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