A new ketamine nasal spray may help people with depression that hasn’t responded to treatment with available antidepressants. Psychiatrist Amit Anand, MD, explains the potential benefits and risks.
If you think you’re getting extra protection from an antibacterial soap, you might be surprised to learn that these products offer no special prevention against germs — and may be harmful.
The rules broaden the definition of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes, hookahs, pipe tobacco, premium cigars, little cigars and other products.
Could PCSK9 inhibitors, a new class of cholesterol-busting drugs, be right for you? Here are 4 things you need to know about these powerful drugs, which can help lower your bad (LDL) cholesterol by up to 50 to 70 percent.
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In three years, food manufacturers will have to phase out artificial trans fats from their products, under guidelines announced by the FDA.
Don’t believe everything you read on a label – especially if it’s on an herbal supplement bottle. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics found four out of five herbal supplements are not what they claim. Unlike prescription drugs, there is no pharmaceutical oversight for herbal supplements. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires companies … Read More
Sometime soon, people with severe hay fever will be able to take a prescription pill — rather than receive allergy shots — to control their symptoms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved the drug Oralair to treat hay fever that certain grass pollens cause in people ages 10 through 65 years. Oralair is a … Read More
If it were only that easy: take a pill and avoid a concussion. Problem is, no scientific evidence supports the claim that any dietary supplement is effective in the treatment or prevention of concussion. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out a strong warning recently about dietary supplements that claim to help you avoid … Read More
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will require manufacturers of drugs containing acetaminophen to include a new message on drug labels to warn consumers of the connection between acetaminophen and rare, but serious skin reactions that can sometimes be fatal. But despite the dire-sounding warning, the FDA has identified only 107 … Read More
There’s more encouraging news in the battle against breast cancer. The first pre-surgical drug treatment to treat early stages of breast cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Availability of the treatment was fast-tracked on the FDA’s accelerated approval program. The quick approval was based on promising results of a … Read More