Medications

Three FDA advisers quit over agency approval of aduhelm

Three members of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee have resigned after the agency this week approved a new drug for Alzheimer disease despite a lack of strong proof that it provides any benefits to patients.

Medications

FDA defends approval of controversial Alzheimer's drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease in nearly two decades, in a controversial decision that left the agency defending its reputation and its science.

Medications

New drug for vaginal yeast infections approved by FDA

(HealthDay)—A new and expensive antifungal drug to treat vaginal yeast infections was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week, but critics say it is not needed.

Vaccination

Africa CDC says FDA announcement on J&J issues imminent

The head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday he expects an update in coming days from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the factory contamination issues that have delayed millions ...

Oncology & Cancer

Online pharmacy lab finds benzene in 78 sunscreen products

Valisure LLC, an online pharmacy company that also conducts independent testing of consumer products, has issued a petition to the FDA to enact stricter rules regarding the presence of benzene in sunscreen products. In an ...

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Food and Drug Administration (United States)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for regulating and supervising the safety of foods, dietary supplements, drugs, vaccines, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics. The FDA also enforces section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and the associated regulations, including sanitation requirements on interstate travel as well as specific rules for control of disease on products ranging from pet turtles to semen donations for assisted reproductive medicine techniques.

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