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FDA approves Trulance for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:04:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Trulance (plecanatide) for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult patients.



Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing FDA Oncology Center of Excellence launch

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:03:00 -0500

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is establishing the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) and appointing Dr. Richard Pazdur as its director. This will make oncology the first disease area to have a coordinated clinical review of drugs, biologics and devices across the agency’s three medical product centers.



Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing new draft guidances on medical product communications

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:24:00 -0500

We recognize that there is a high level of interest regarding FDA’s views on communications about medical products. We are committed to an ongoing dialogue with industry and other stakeholders, and, when needed, providing guidance to clarify the agency’s thinking on these issues. Today, the FDA released two separate draft guidances that will each help provide clarity for medical product companies, as well as other interested parties, on FDA’s current thinking and recommendations for a few different types of communications about medical products.



FDA and EPA issue final fish consumption advice

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:04:00 -0500

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued final advice regarding fish consumption. This advice is geared toward helping women who are pregnant or may become pregnant – as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children – make informed choices when it comes to fish that are healthy and safe to eat. (This advice refers to fish and shellfish collectively as “fish.”)



FDA approves first drug for spinal muscular atrophy

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:39:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Spinraza (nusinersen), the first drug approved to treat children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic disease affecting muscle strength and movement. Spinraza is an injection administered into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord.



FDA permits marketing of new tissue expander for women undergoing breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:31:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of a new tissue expander system for soft tissue expansion in two-stage breast reconstruction following mastectomy and in the treatment of underdeveloped breasts and soft tissue deformities. A patient uses a dose controller to independently inflate the expander.



FDA expands indication for continuous glucose monitoring system, first to replace fingerstick testing for diabetes treatment decisions

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:01:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Dexcom’s G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to allow for replacement of fingerstick blood glucose (sugar) testing for diabetes treatment decisions in people 2 years of age and older with diabetes.



FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for advanced ovarian cancer

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:49:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Rubraca (rucaparib) to treat women with a certain type of ovarian cancer.



FDA approves Eucrisa for eczema

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:44:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Eucrisa (crisaborole) ointment to treat mild to moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) in patients two years of age and older.



FDA Statement from Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, on new safety information on anesthesia use in young children and pregnant women

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:25:00 -0500

The health of our nation’s children is a responsibility that the FDA takes very seriously. Parents and caregivers are often concerned when their young child requires a medical procedure for which anesthesia or sedation drugs are necessary. Understandably, there are many questions, including whether the drugs are safe for their child. Pregnant women who must undergo medical procedures that require anesthesia or sedation drugs have similar concerns.



FDA takes action on applications seeking to market modified risk tobacco products

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:12:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took action on the first applications reviewed through the modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) pathway for eight Swedish Match North America Inc. snus smokeless tobacco products sold under the General brand name. The agency denied the company’s request to remove a currently required warning stating that the products can cause gum disease and tooth loss. With respect to the company’s other requests to remove or revise two additional currently required warnings, the agency deferred final action and issued a response that offers the company an option to amend its applications.



FDA approves first autologous cellularized scaffold for the repair of cartilage defects of the knee

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:43:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Maci (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane) for the repair of symptomatic, full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee in adult patients. Maci is the first FDA-approved product that applies the process of tissue engineering to grow cells on scaffolds using healthy cartilage tissue from the patient’s own knee.



FDA takes action against four tobacco manufacturers for illegal sales of flavored cigarettes labeled as little cigars or cigars

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:34:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued warning letters to four tobacco manufacturers — Swisher International Inc., Cheyenne International LLC, Prime Time International Co. and Southern Cross Tobacco Company Inc. — for selling flavored cigarettes that are labeled as little cigars or cigars, which is a violation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The companies received warning letters for products under the “Swisher Sweets,” Cheyenne,” “Prime Time” and “Criss-Cross” brands in a variety of youth-appealing flavors, including grape, cherry, wild cherry and strawberry.



FDA takes steps to improve hearing aid accessibility

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:16:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced important steps to better support consumer access to hearing aids. The agency issued a guidance document explaining that it does not intend to enforce the requirement that individuals 18 and up receive a medical evaluation or sign a waiver prior to purchasing most hearing aids. This guidance is effective immediately. Today, the FDA is also announcing its commitment to consider creating a category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids that could deliver new, innovative and lower-cost products to millions of consumers.



FDA approves Jardiance to reduce cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:04:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.



Food regulators seize adulterated milk products for food safety violations

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:29:00 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service seized more than 4 million pounds of product produced by Valley Milk Products LLC (Valley Milk) of Strasburg, Virginia.