FDA

  • FDA approves drug aimed at preventing migraines

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug aimed at preventing migraine headaches. The drug, Aimovig, is taken by patients once a month through self-injection. The drug blocks a key molecule involved in sparking migraine attacks. The FDA said after studying the effectiveness of Aimovig in...
  • FDA continues its tobacco regulation overhaul. This time the focus is premium cigars

    A woman smokes a cigar during the XVI Havana Cigar Festival in Havana. Premium cigars are next on the Food and Drug Administration’s list to overhaul tobacco regulation. The agency introduced an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on Friday seeking guidance on how it should regulate premium cigars. It’s...
  • FDA declares natural and legal herb an opioid

    CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. – If you’re worried about the opioid crisis – you’ll want to listen up. The FDA claims there is an over-the-counter herb out there that works just like an opioid. And they say it’s killing people. But the pushback from folks who use this herb and...
  • Dairy Company recalls ice cream bars due to listeria concerns…Here is the list of affected brands

    A dairy company is voluntarily recalling ice cream bars sold at Kroger, Jewel, Aldi and dozens of other store chains in the U.S. and Puerto Rico due to possible listeria contamination. At issue are are orange cream bars, raspberry cream bars, chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars and variety packs including those flavors,...
  • FDA issues new guidance to food industry amid recall criticism

      (CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration issued guidance to the food industry Thursday detailing how it plans to enforce the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which was signed into law during the Obama administration. The agency characterizes the act, which is intended to make the nation’s food supply...
  • Inspector warns the FDA delay in food recalls could put lives at risk

    Only on “CBS This Morning,” we have the results from an investigation of how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects the public with food recalls. Government investigators from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services looked at 30 voluntary food recalls reported to...
  • Warning that herbal supplement could cause injury and death

    Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for...
  • FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S....
  • FDA approves digital pill that can be tracked by patients and doctors

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a pill Monday that has a digital ingestion tracking system which can tell if medication was ingested by a patient. The Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s Abilify MyCite tablets are the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the U.S., according to a statement from...