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FDA Designated Breast Cancer Drug as 'Breakthrough Therapy’

FDA Designated Breast Cancer Drug as 'Breakthrough Therapy’

The researchers from the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program are investigating an experimental drug for the treatment of advanced breast cancer. This resulted in UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center to receive a "breakthrough therapy" designation from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.

Investigations Reveal Dangerous Practices at Compounding Pharmacies

Investigations Reveal Dangerous Practices at Compounding Pharmacies

Federal Regulators stated that they have discovered a large number of unsafe practices taking place at about 30 compounding pharmacies. It is the same type of facility that is behind the tainted drug causing deadly meningitis outbreak in previous year.

FDA Warns About the Harmful Effects from DMAA

FDA Warns About the Harmful Effects from DMAA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking all the necessary measures to ensure that the dietary supplements containing a stimulant called dimethylamylamine (DMAA) are no longer being distributed and are not available for sale in the markets.

FDA Investigates Robotic Surgery

FDA Investigates Robotic Surgery

Development of multi-armed robot named as da Vinci was considered to be quite important in the field of surgery. However, things seem to be changing now and the same robot has been earning bad repute.

Nicotine Products Can Be Used For Longer Periods: FDA Approves

Nicotine Products Can Be Used For Longer Periods: FDA Approves

Initially it was 12 weeks time that was considered safe for using over the counter nicotine gums, patches and lozenges. But now on Monday, the Food and Drug Administration has approved an extended period for the same. FDA said that these over-the-counter products can be used for even a longer period of time but only with a doctor's approval.

Titan Soars by 54% after FDA Recommends Implant to Treat Painkiller Addiction

Titan Soars by 54% after FDA Recommends Implant to Treat Painkiller Addiction

Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc. soared by 54% after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended approval of experimental implant to treat painkiller addiction.

FDA Sends Letter to Pharmaxis

FDA Sends Letter to Pharmaxis

A biotechnology firm, Pharmaxis, has received a letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a drug that treats cystic fibrosis.

The drug is labeled Bronchitol. This letter is in response to the permission asked by Pharmaxis from the agency. The company wanted the drug to be used by cystic fibrosis patients aged six and above.

FDA Warns about Sugar in Sugar-Free Baked Goods

FDA Warns about Sugar in Sugar-Free Baked Goods

While dieters must have been relaxed with labels on product claiming they could check on calories, they now actually need to worry, says a recent report.

75% Skull replaced with 3-D Printed Prosthetic

75% Skull replaced with 3-D Printed Prosthetic

It has happened for the first time that a major portion of a patient's completely damaged skull has been replaced with a 3-D printed prosthetic. Identity of the patient, whose 75% of skull has been replaced with a prosthetic, has been kept secret.

FDA Suggests Not to Use Drug Calcitonin Salmon for Osteoporosis Treatment

FDA Suggests Not to Use Drug Calcitonin Salmon for Osteoporosis Treatment

U. S. Food and Drug Administration's panel of advisers gave a statement that they no longer support the use and marketing of `calcitonin salmon' for the treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. The panel voted the drug out of its recommendations that it potentially increases the risk of cancer more than the treatment of osteoporosis by bone-thinning.

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