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FDA overturns Ban on Blood Donations by Gay and Bisexual Men, Thanks to Research

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced earlier that gay and bi-sexual men, who were banned from donating blood since 1980s, will not be allowed to donate their blood like other people, thanks to a breakthrough in medical research.

The federal agency said HIV and some other... read more

FDA lifts clinical hold on three of Advaxis Inc’s experimental cancer therapies

The US Food and Drug Administration had lifted a clinical hold on Advaxis Inc’s 3 experimental cancer therapies, as per an announcement made by the drug developer on Wednesday. This has boosted the shares of the company by nearly 38%.

In October, the US health regulator had put the mid-... read more

FDA’s Approves a Drug to Reverse Effects of Deep Paralysis Caused Due To Muscle Relaxants

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its approval to Merck & Co Inc.'s drug Bridion, used to reverse the effects of muscle relaxants used during surgery by doctors.

The drug genetically known as sugammadex can generate annual sales of $557 million by 2020, according... read more

FDA Approves First Drug for Treating Overdose of Cancer Treatment

US regulators have given a green signal to the first and the only drug that can treat the overdose of chemotherapy or severe allergic reactions. The approval was based on clinical data that showed that overall survival rate of patients with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) toxicity who received a single... read more

Alexion’s Drug Kanuma receives FDA Approval to Treat LAL-D

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave a green signal to Alexion Pharmaceutical Inc's drug on Tuesday to treat rare and fatal genetic disorder. On the same day, shares of the company were up 4.5% at $187.22.

Kanuma, enzyme-replacement therapy of Cheshire headquartered Alexion,... read more

FDA approves Mepolizumab for maintenance treatment of severe asthma

Mepolizumab (Nucala, GlaxoSmithKline) has received green signal from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used in combination with other medications for maintenance treatment of severe asthma in patients aged 12 and above.

Badrul Chowdhury, MD, PhD, director of the Division of... read more

Theranos temporarily halts its trademark practice of collecting blood samples from finger pricks

On Friday, a closely watched start-up that promised to bring revolution in e medical testing, Theranos said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised some questions due to which it had temporarily stopped its trademark practice of collection of small blood samples from finger pricks... read more

Thousands of Women Reveal Complications They Faced With Essure Birth Control

Several thousands of women have come forward and a few of them have even shared the complications they faced after they opted for permanent birth control device Essure. Many women shared their complaints with an FDA panel.

Lana Campbell and her husband in 2013 decided not to have any... read more

World’s First ‘Female Viagra’ Gets FDA Nod

The United States of America’s (USA) drug controlling authority has given a green signal to world’s first female sex booster drug.

The drug named flibanserin, will be sold under the common name “Addyi”. It is being manufactured by Sprout Pharmaceuticals.

“Today’s approval... read more

Here’s why cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, is banned in US

As a result of shortage of sanitation facilities in Mexican produce fields, a product has been banned in the US. However, Mexico is not the only place where there are problems related to field sanitation, according to US farmworker groups.

It was reported that some Mexican farm workers... read more

Kroger Company recalls spices due to possible Salmonella Contamination

Owing to possible salmonella contamination, the Kroger Company is recalling different species including Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds, which have been sold in retail stores.

The FDA tested a sample of Kroger Garlic... read more

US FDA Grants Approval to Cholesterol Drug Praluent

Friday saw the US Food and Drug Administration approve a drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for long. This drug named Praluent, is manufactured by Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Friday's decision by the FDA followed a... read more

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