Tag: FDA


FDA Approves Merck & Co’s Antiviral Pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Merck & Co’s. antiviral pill for COVID-19 for certain high-risk adult patients, a day after giving the go-ahead to a similar treatment from Pfizer Inc for high-risk patients above the age of 12. Merck’s drug, molnupiravir, developed with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, was shown to reduce hospitalizations and deaths by around 30% in a […]


New Alzheimer’s Drug Approved By FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved the first new medication for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly twenty years. There is controversy surrounding the decision made by the FDA. Some Alzheimer’s experts have argued that there was not enough evidence to indicate that the drug can help patients. The drug aducanumab targets the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, […]


FDA Warns Against The Use Of Chinese-made Syringes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday advised health care providers against using certain syringes and needles manufactured by the China-based medical device company Guangdong Haiou Medical Apparatus Co., citing patient safety concerns. According to Reuters, the FDA received information about functional issues including incidents of needles breaking off and getting stuck in patients’ arms as well as accidental […]


Diabetes Drug Gets Recall For Contaminant

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a widely used diabetes drug metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets have been recalled from the market. This move follows the manufacturer’s discovery of unacceptably elevated levels of a cancer-causing contaminant. Consequently, Indian pharmaceutical company Marksans Pharma has recalled the selling of the product. Metformin tablets are used to treat type 2 diabetes and […]


President Trump Roasts The FDA In A Tweet

President Trump is breathing fire against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He claimed that the agency was stalling the process of allowing drug companies to test possible coronavirus vaccines and therapeutics on people. In a tweet, the president also accused members of the federal agency of playing election delay tactics. “The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA, […]


Memorial Day Warning!

As more and more states relax their lockdown guidelines and begin to open up, people are starting to resume some of their everyday activities. However, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration has warned that Americans observing Memorial Day weekend should follow federal guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The deadly virus “is not yet […]


FDA Puts A Halt To 7 Synthetic Flavoring Substances

The FDA has called to halt the use of seven food additives after environmentalists and food safety experts presented evidence showing six of the seven flavoring substances caused cancer in laboratory animals. The seventh synthetic flavor styrene was removed because it is no longer used by manufacturers. The six flavoring substances include synthetically-derived benzophenone, ethyl acrylate, eugenyl methyl ether (methyl […]


New Drug For Lung Cancer To Hit The Market

FDA approves new oral therapy to treat ALK-positive lung cancer Lung cancer is said to be the number one cause of cancer deaths in both men and women not only in the U.S. but also worldwide. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Cigarette smoking is known to be a major […]


Sexual Desire Disorder Treatment Gets Thumbs Up From FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Addyi (flibanserin) to treat acquired generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women. Prior to Addyi’s approval, there were no FDA-approved treatments for sexual desire disorders in men or women. “Today’s approval provides women distressed by their low sexual desire with an approved treatment option,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of […]


FDA Says Yes To New Treatment For Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 3 Infections

Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Pharmaceutical Company based in Princeton, New Jersey, has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the new product Daklinza (daclatasvir) with the use of sofosbuvir to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infections. According to the FDA, Daklinza is the first drug that has demonstrated safety and efficacy to treat genotype 3 […]