US Food and Drug Administration

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April 21, 2019 - 7:46 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, (CNN) -- The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK'd Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the device delivers a low-...
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The FDA is warning of shortages of blood pressure medicines containing valsartan, losartan and irbesartan. A growing list of these drugs have been recalled because they are linked to an increased risk of cancer.
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January 27, 2019 - 9:34 am
Kevin Flower, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration is warning of a shortage of a class of drugs used by millions to treat high blood pressure. The drugs known as ARBs, or angiotensin II receptor blockers, contain valsartan. "Valsartan products are in shortage, and we know that other...
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November 04, 2018 - 11:24 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt (CNN) -- Despite the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new opioid medication five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl. Dsuvia, made by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., is a tablet in a single-dose, prefilled...
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November 02, 2018 - 8:22 pm
By Ben Tinker, CNN (CNN) -- Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is now available by prescription in all 50 states. The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet...
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September 15, 2018 - 8:51 pm
By Sandee LaMotte (CNN) -- The head of the US Food and Drug Administration took aim Wednesday at Juul and other e-cigarette manufacturers, warning that they must show in the next two months how they'll keep the devices out of the hands of young people. Noting an "epidemic" surge in teen use of e-...
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Some EpiPen expiration dates get extended on heels of major shortage
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August 22, 2018 - 9:32 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is extending the expiration date for certain EpiPens. EpiPens are auto-injectors that deliver epinephrine to help treat life-threatening allergic reactions. The expiration extension comes in response to...
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July 20, 2018 - 10:14 am
By Maddie Bender, CNN (CNN) -- If you heard that a dietary supplement would "strengthen your skin's defenses against ultraviolet radiation," "defend your skin and eyes from sun damage" or act as "basically an oral sunscreen," would you think it was too good to be true? That's what the US Food and...
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April 13, 2018 - 4:58 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt ARIZONA (CNN) -- Chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona, area is to blame for a multi-state E. coli outbreak, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. "At this time, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified," the...
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