Category Archives: FDA

Breakthrough Melanoma Drug Gets FDA Approval

New drug gets accelerated approvalĀ  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck) for the use in treating advanced or unresectable melanoma in patients who have otherwise stopped responding to other drugs. The FDA granted … Continue reading

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Tracking Heart Health in the Palm of Your Hand

Two U.S. startups get FDA approval for smartphone heart monitoringĀ  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead for two Silicon Valley startups that are developing mobile applications which can a track a patient’s heart health from the … Continue reading

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For Teething Pain, No Lidocaine

FDA warns against using prescription lidocaine for teething infants and childrenĀ  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning against the use of prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution to treat infants and children with teething pain. They’ve … Continue reading

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