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Evidence shows need to regulate antimicrobial ingredients in consumer products

Does the widespread and still proliferating use of antimicrobial household products cause more harm than good to consumers and the environment? Evidence compiled in...

Interested in a Science Career at FDA? Web Portal Opens the...

As a physician and a scientist, I value being part of a rich, vibrant scientific community. Since coming to FDA, I’ve been gratified to...

Aspirin may stop growth of certain head cancers

Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas (also known as acoustic neuromas), a sometimes...

Docs implant next-gen epilepsy-controlling device

Keck Medicine of USC has become the world’s first medical center to implant a responsive brain device newly approved by the Food and Drug...

Can a Dietary Supplement Treat a Concussion? No

Exploiting the public's rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure...

FDA warns consumers not to use muscle growth product

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to immediately stop using a product called Mass Destruction, marketed as a dietary supplement for...

FDA Taking Closer Look at ‘Antibacterial’ Soap

When you're buying soaps and body washes, do you reach for the bar or bottle labeled "antibacterial"? Are you thinking that these products, in...

Phasing Out Certain Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing a voluntary plan with industry to phase out the use of certain antibiotics for enhanced food...

FDA approves first generic versions of antidepressant drug Cymbalta

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta (duloxetine delayed-release capsules), a prescription medicine used to treat depression...

FDA eases up on diabetes drug Avandia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is requiring the removal of certain restrictions on prescribing and use of the diabetes drug...

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