Published: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:20:13 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2012 MedPage Today.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 15:00:00 -0400WASHINGTON -- The FDA has expanded the indication for the cancer drug pemetrexed injection to act as a maintenance therapy with cisplatin for nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:00:00 -0400WASHINGTON -- The FDA has approved ocriplasmin (Jetrea) as the first nonsurgical treatment for symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:00:00 -0400Detergent packaged in single-load 'pods' are time-saving, but are also attractive to children who mistake the pods for treats, making this laundry aid a poisoning risk.
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:46:02 -0400WASHINGTON -- The FDA has approved the first subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD).
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:00:00 -0400A patient at the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Lung Center and a paramedic have developed a digital spirometry app to monitor pulmonary function from home on an iPhone.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:58:35 -0400WASHINGTON -- FDA reviewers expressed concern over the long-term safety of what could be the first retinal prosthesis device despite evidence that it helps improve the vision of some patients.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:00:00 -0400An investigational device could let kids with asthma take their daily controller medications while they sleep, avoiding difficulties many children have with inhalers and nebulizers.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:30:00 -0400The buprenorphine-naloxone combination product (Suboxone) in sublingual tablet form will soon be pulled from the U.S. market because its child-resistant packaging isn't effective enough.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:30:53 -0400WASHINGTON -- The FDA has issued a warning against use of the Mexican remedy Intestinomicina, which contains chloramphenicol, a potentially fatal ingredient that has been withdrawn from the market.
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:23:30 -0400WASHINGTON -- The FDA warned Thursday of the risks of rare but serious chemical burns with certain over-the-counter topical pain relievers, including Bengay, Capzasin, Flexall, Icy Hot, and Mentholatum.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:33:01 -0400WASHINGTON -- The FDA has approved the positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent Choline C 11 Injection for production and use in detecting recurrent prostate cancer.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:01:48 -0400The FDA has cautioned against using sildenafil (Revatio) to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension in children younger than 17, after an unexpectedly high rate of mortality in a clinical trial.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:04:08 -0400WASHINGTON -- The FDA has approved a pediatric dosage of the cancer drug everolimus (Afinitor Disperz) for the treatment of a rare brain tumor.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:11:51 -0400WASHINGTON -- The FDA has approved the first opioid painkiller for neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, according to the drug maker.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:25:50 -0400WASHINGTON -- The FDA has approved Stribild, the four-drug combination of elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, for once-daily treatment of HIV in adults who have never received HIV treatment.