Texas Families Urge Lawmakers To Move Faster To Screen Newborns For Deadly Genetic DiseaseWith a newly FDA-approved treatment, doctors says the lives of nearly one hundred Texas babies can be saved every year by screening newborns for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Scientists Call On U.S. To Allow Research On Pot Meds For PetsPeople anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana.
FDA Approves First-Of-A-Kind Test For Cancer Gene ProfilingU.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what's driving a patient's tumor and aiding efforts to match treatments to those flaws.
Could A Birth Control App Replace The Pill?Natural Cycles is the first app approved by the European Union as a contraceptive. The product is the brainchild of Elina Berglund and her husband Raoul Scherwitzl.
U.S. Regulators Approve First Digital Pill To Track PatientsThe Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.
Halloween Tips For Parents To Keep Their Costumed Kids SafeHalloween is here, the day when ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses take over the streets. But there are some safety tips that every parent should know.
FDA Says 'Love' Isn't Real Ingredient In Bakery's GranolaA bakery's granola may be made with love, but federal officials said that it shouldn't be listed as an ingredient on the package. "It seems kind of silly," said Nashoba Brook Bakery CEO John Gates.
Cigarette Makers To Publish Statements On Health RisksMajor cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit brought by the federal government.
Safety Advocates Call For Ban Of High-Dose OpioidsSafety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths.
FDA Clears First 'Living Drug' For Tough Childhood LeukemiaThe FDA has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.
Schumer Calls On FDA To Regulate 'Snortable Chocolate'Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal regulators to look into a 'snortable chocolate' powder, saying that he is worried that it could prove harmful and is being marketed like a drug.
FDA Approves More Convenient Blood Cancer DrugThe FDA has approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. The new drug is injected in about six minutes, shortening clinic visits.
Austin Bans E-Cigarette Use In Public AreasThe Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday to add e-cigarettes to the list of tobacco products that are banned in public areas such as parks, restaurants and bars. The ban takes effect on July 3.
FDA Warning: Tuna Sold In Texas May Be Tainted With Hepatitis AThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are investigating foreign seafood providers that have shipped tuna to the Texas area that may be tainted with Hepatitis A.
Study: Side Effects Emerge After Approval For Many U.S. DrugsAlmost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications.