FDA is asking manufacturers to immediately stop selling OTC products containing the pain reliever benzocaine (such as Orajel) for teething in infants or children.
While the pharmaceutical industry has made tremendous advances in new drug development this year, FDA has also had to remove drugs from the market or investigate problem drugs. Here are the top 3 drug warnings and problems so far in 2018.
The first-and-only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban, when reversal of anticoagulation is needed due to life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding, will begin a limited rollout in June.
The top 3 new US drug approvals include the first non-opioid treatment for opioid withdrawal, a migraine prevention drug, and the first biosimilar for anemia. Here are the top 3 new drugs, approved within the last week.
FDA approved fingolimod (Gilenya, Novartis) for the treatment of children and adolescents aged 10 years to less than 18 years who have relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS)—the first disease-modifying therapy indicated for these pati
Major drug store chains — along with pharmacist organizations — praised President Donald Trump’s new plan to lower prescription drug prices.
The first smallpox treatment, being developed for the United States government in the case of a bioterrorism attack, could be available as early as August.
A combination cancer treatment has been expanded to include treating both melanoma and anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC).
FDA approved a new treatment for non-small cell lung cancer, as well as drugs to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenia and a rare form of childhood rickets.
FDA is permitting marketing of the first medical device that uses artificial intelligence to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy.