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FDA says one dead, many ill after receiving non-sterile solution

By Toni Clarke (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that many people have been sickened and one has died after receiving intravenous fluids that were meant to be used for training purposes only. News of the death comes less than a month after the FDA told physicians not to use […]

Pancreatic Cancer: Targeted Treatments Hold Promise

Scientists are working to develop breakthrough therapies for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers that affects both men and women. FDA has approved three treatments for advanced pancreatic cancer to help patients live longer. FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Ensures Your Foods From Animals Are Safe

If you eat meat or drink milk, you want to know: Are the veterinary drugs used in food-producing animals entering your diet? And if they are, are the amounts safe for human consumption? Those are some of the concerns of FDA’s Division of Residue Chemistry. FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

Women Stand For Sexual Health Equity At Historic FDA Meeting On Female Sexual Dysfunction

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the Food and Drug Administration begins a two-day, landmark public meeting today on female sexual dysfunction, Even The Score joined thousands of Americans in calling on the FDA to act urgently to address the lack of treatment options for women who suffer from the most common form of female […]

Mammography: What You Need to Know

Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, learn how FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography�and, clears and approves mammography devices�to help keep you safe. FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA seeks more data on Sarepta muscle disorder drug, shares slump

(Reuters) – Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had asked for additional data on its lead drug, delaying its marketing application by about six months. The biotechnology company's stock plunged over 30 percent in premarket trading after the agency said more discussion was needed to determine what constituted a complete application […]

U.S. FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization on Saturday for two new tests made by BioFire Defense that detect Ebola in humans. FDA said in a news release that it has been working closely with Salt Lake City-based BioFire Defense to obtain the necessary performance data to enable the authorization […]

FDA Encourages Juice Safety This Fall

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As fall arrives, so do drives in the country and drinking fresh-squeezed juices and cider.  Unfortunately, serious outbreaks of foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, have been traced to drinking fruit and vegetable juices and cider that have not been processed to kill harmful bacteria.  The U.S. Food […]

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded to include a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights. The World Health Organization admitted making mistakes in failing to contain the outbreak still […]

3D Technologies Poised to Change How Doctors Diagnose Cancers

Scientists at FDA are studying the next generation of screening and diagnostic devices, some of which borrow from the world of entertainment and videogames. In the future, those 3D images and displays may help doctors find hidden tumors and better diagnose cancers. FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

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