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Warnings About Using a Type of Pain and Fever Medication in Second Half of Pregnancy

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced  in a Drug Safety Communication that it is requiring labeling changes for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These changes include new labeling to explain that if women take the medications around 20 weeks or later in their pregnancy, the drugs can cause rare but serious kidney problems in the unborn baby, which can lead…

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FDA Approves First Treatment for Ebola Virus

Ebola Virus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Inmazeb (atoltivimab, maftivimab, and odesivimab-ebgn), a mixture of three monoclonal antibodies, as the first FDA-approved treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola virus) infection in adult and pediatric patients. “Today’s action demonstrates the FDA’s ongoing commitment to responding to public health threats—both domestically and abroad—on the basis of science and data,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen M….

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FDA Approves Drug Combination for Treating Mesothelioma

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First approval in 16 years for mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by inhaling asbestos fibers Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Opdivo (nivolumab) in combination with Yervoy (ipilimumab) for the first-line treatment of adults with malignant pleural mesothelioma that cannot be removed by surgery. This is the first drug regimen approved for mesothelioma in 16 years and…

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FDA Takes Actions to Help Lower U.S. Prescription Drug Prices

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Final Rule, Guidance Fulfill Plan for Safe Importation of Certain Drugs Originally Intended for Foreign Markets   Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took actions to help provide safe, effective, and more affordable drugs to American patients as part of the Safe Importation Action Plan, fulfilling the aspect of the…

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FDA Announces Major Milestone in New Era of Smarter Food Safety

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In a Statement From Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response – Food and Drug Administration Frank Yiannas September 21, 2020: Today, I am excited to announce an important, critical step forward in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to bring about farm-to-table traceability in our food supply. The FDA has proposed a new rule that lays the foundation…

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