The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products. As of 2017, 3/4th of the FDA budget is paid by people who consume pharmaceutical products, due to the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.
The FDA approved the first device to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. In a clinical trial, kids got low-level electric pulses while they slept. The results were similar to the.. CBS News - Published
A form of ketamine, the drug given to the boys trapped in a Thai cave, has recently been approved by the FDA for use as an antidepressant. In the past, ketamine was used as a club drug, commonly known..
One of the most important tools for saving lives caught up in the opioid crisis may soon be far more readily available. According to Gizmodo, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday it has..
Gizmodo reports overweight and obese people will soon have a new medical option to help them manage their weight. Boston biotech company Gelesis have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to..
According to Reuters.com, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned of potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures. The..
According to UPI, the Food and Drug Administration is looking into reports of people having seizures after using e-cigarettes. Between 2010 and 2019, the FDA said it's received reports from 35 people,..
The Food and Drug Administration has finally approved a treatment specifically for postpartum depression. It’s the second drug this month approved by the FDA to address depression in new mothers in a..
March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators have approved the first medication designed specifically for women with postpartum depression, which the drug maker calls a breakthrough treatment. The Food and Drug..
The United States Food and Drug Administration announced they were approving the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug which can reverse opioid overdoses, according to CBS News. "In the.. WorldNews - Published
Boston Scientific and Coloplast were the last two companies selling the controversial devices used to repair pelvic organ prolapse. Companies have paid out billions in settlements to women suffering.. NYTimes.com - Published