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FDA and EPA issue final fish consumption advice
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued final advice regarding fish consumption. This advice is geared toward helping women who are pregnant or may become pregnant ? as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children ? make informed choices when it comes to fish that are healt...
FDA approves new psoriasis drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Siliq (brodalumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Siliq is administered as an injection.
FDA permits marketing of new tissue expander for women undergoing breast reconstr...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of a new tissue expander system for soft tissue expansion in two-stage breast reconstruction following mastectomy and in the treatment of underdeveloped breasts and soft tissue deformities. A patient uses a dose controller to independently inflate the expander.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing FDA Oncology Cente...
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is establishing the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) and appointing Dr. Richard Pazdur as its director. This will make oncology the first disease area to have a coordinated clinical review of drugs, biologics and devices across the agency?s three medical product centers.
FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that its laboratory analysis found inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething tablets, sometimes far exceeding the amount claimed on the label. The agency is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna pose an unnecessa...
FDA approves Trulance for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Trulance (plecanatide) for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult patients.
Federal judge approves consent decree with California dietary supplement distribu...
A California dietary supplement distributor has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products, which were found to contain unsafe ingredients including 1, 3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA).
Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing new draft guidance...
We recognize that there is a high level of interest regarding FDA?s views on communications about medical products. We are committed to an ongoing dialogue with industry and other stakeholders, and, when needed, providing guidance to clarify the agency?s thinking on these issues. Today, the FDA released two separate draft guidances that will eac...
Consuming iron with green tea may lessen tea's benefits
Although drinking green tea is linked to many health benefits, a new study suggests that when consumed with iron, the main compound in green tea binds to it, reducing benefits.
Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation.
Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer
A new study looks at the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic, on colon cancer development. In mice, it reduced tumor growth and inflammation.
Pregabalin may lessen pain from irritable bowel syndrome, Mayo Clinic study finds
A pilot study by researchers at Mayo Clinic has found that patients suffering from pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may benefit from taking pregabalin, a neuro-pain inhibitor commonly...
Breath test may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome
There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured...
Can Olive Oil Be Used to Treat Constipation?
Olive oil has long been used as a simple treatment for constipation. Learn more about this home remedy that gets stools moving again.
Gut bacteria affect intestines and brain in IBS patients
A new study found a connection between the gut's microbiota and gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
New research links genetic defects in carbohydrate digestion to irritable bowel s...
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large portion of the general population.
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