Food And Drug Administration

Fda Oks Ecg Feature On Verily Study Watch For Research

The Verily Study Watch records, stores, transfers, and displays single-channel electrocardiogram data as part of clinical research studies. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Medical Research

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Fda Head: Agency May Call Back More Food Safety Staff, Currently Out Due To Shutdown

Food and Drug Administration head Scott Gottlieb says the agency may call back additional unpaid food safety workers during the government shutdown.        

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3 Things You Need To Know About The Fda's Plan For Gene-editing Drugs

To the uninitiated, the Food and Drug Administration might seem like a mean old troll bent on preventing new drugs from reaching patients, but that just isn't the case. In fact, the agency just listed some ways it intends to make developing new gene...
Related topics: Genetics

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Severe Juuling Addiction Lands A North Carolina Teen In Rehab

E-cigarette usage in teens has recently skyrocketed causing the Food and Drug Administration to deem it an epidemic. Products like the Juul are getting teens unnecessarily hooked on nicotine with their diverse flavors and sleek design. The habit is...
Related topics: Nicotine

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Fda Boss Threatens 'game Over' For E-cigs If Companies Won't Keep Kids Away

The head of the Food and Drug Administration has threatened to pull e-cigarettes out of U.S. markets entirely unless e-cig makers take greater measures to curb the youth's use of their products.  Speaking at a public hearing Friday, Scott...

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Quiz Time: Fda Wants What New Weapon For Opioid Battle?

(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz

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Fda: Another Blood Pressure Drug, Irbesartan, Recalled Over Cancer-causing Impurity

Eight lots of the blood pressure-lowering drugs irbesartan and irbesartan HCTZ are recalled after testing reveals a carcinogen        
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cancer, Oncology

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Alphabet’s Health Watch Monitors Your Heart Health, Is Approved By The Fda

A health monitoring watch being developed by Alphabet, Google's parent company, has received clearance from the FDA as a medical device. This means that the device has been found to be safe and can legally be sold in the U.S. The post...
Related topics: Google

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E-cigarettes Might Be Removed From U.s. Market Shelves If Marketing To Youth Not Stopped, Fda Warns

Following a surge in use among teenagers, on Friday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) threatened to take e-cigarettes off the market shelves in the United States. According to NBC News, the recent threat has so far been the most direct one...
Related topics: Marketing

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Fda Investigating Paclitaxel-coated Balloons, Paclitaxel-eluting Stents

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted health care providers on Thursday that the agency is investigating the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents to treat peripheral arterial disease...

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Fda Panel Has Tie Vote On New Type 1 Diabetes Drug

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel vote on whether to recommend approval of the first oral medication for type 1 diabetes ended in an 8-8 tie Thursday. Despite that result, the FDA is expected to decide by...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Fda Clears Ecg Feature On Verily Study Watch For Medical Research

Verily has a number of ongoing hardware projects from smart contact lenses to miniaturized continuous glucose monitors. Alphabet’s health division is also working on a Study Watch that was just granted ECG clearance by the FDA. ...
Related topics: Medical Research, Contact Lenses

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Fda: Level Of Young People Addicted To Vaping May Require Drug Therapies

The Trump administration's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner says levels of e-cigarette use among young people are reaching new heights even as traditional cigarette use drops to historic lows.Commissioner Scott Gottlieb remarked...

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Here's Why Immunomedics Plummeted On Friday

Shares of Immunomedics (NASDAQ: IMMU) are down 26% at 1:07 p.m. EST after the Food and Drug Administration issued a complete response letter (CRL) for the biotech's breast cancer drug sacituzumab govitecan.A CRL is the FDA's euphemism for a...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Fda Diabetes Treatment Vote To Determine The Fate Of Lexicon Therapeutics?

Lexicon shares fell on Friday after the FDA voted to approve the firm’s type 1 diabetes treatment. Although the result from this committee was mixed, it seems to be a case of sell the news.
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

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The Fda Bends Over Backwards To Get Drug Makers To Ask Them To Make Naloxone Otc

Press reports have created the impression that the opioid overdose antidote naloxone is now available over the counter. But in fact, the drug is still classified in the US as prescription only, so states have developed workarounds to make it...
Related topics: Antidote

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Us Fda Panel Split On Sotagliflozin For Type 1 Diabetes

The 8-8 tie reflected the FDA advisory panel's struggle in assessing the drug's glycemic and other benefits against an elevated risk for diabetic ketoacidosis. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Health Tip: Store Refrigerated Food Safely

-- Refrigeration can help keep food safe from germs and prevent food-borne illnesses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests these refrigeration tips: Marinate food in the refrigerator instead of at room temperature. Bacteria can multiply...
Related topics: Germs, Bacteria

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Fda Down To 5 Weeks Of Funding To Review New Drug Applications

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Due to the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has only about five weeks of funding left to review new drug applications, according to Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. To keep reviewing...

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Fda Approves First Generic Version Of Epilepsy Drug Sabril

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- The first generic version of Sabril (vigabatrin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent complex partial seizures in adults and children aged 10 years and older with epilepsy. "The...
Related topics: Epilepsy

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