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Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing FDA Oncology Cente...
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is establishing the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) and appointing Dr. Richard Pazdur as its director. This will make oncology the first disease area to have a coordinated clinical review of drugs, biologics and devices across the agency?s three medical product centers.
FDA permits marketing of first newborn screening system for detection of four, ra...
FDA permits marketing of first newborn screening system for detection of four, rare metabolic disorders
FDA approves first drug for spinal muscular atrophy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Spinraza (nusinersen), the first drug approved to treat children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic disease affecting muscle strength and movement. Spinraza is an injection administered into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord.
FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for advanced ovarian cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Rubraca (rucaparib) to treat women with a certain type of ovarian cancer.
FDA expands indication for continuous glucose monitoring system, first to replace...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Dexcom?s G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to allow for replacement of fingerstick blood glucose (sugar) testing for diabetes treatment decisions in people 2 years of age and older with diabetes.
FDA permits marketing of new tissue expander for women undergoing breast reconstr...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of a new tissue expander system for soft tissue expansion in two-stage breast reconstruction following mastectomy and in the treatment of underdeveloped breasts and soft tissue deformities. A patient uses a dose controller to independently inflate the expander.
FDA approves Trulance for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Trulance (plecanatide) for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult patients.
FDA approves drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Emflaza (deflazacort) tablets and oral suspension to treat patients age 5 years and older with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle deterioration and weakness. Emflaza is a corticosteroid that works by decreasing inflammation and reducing th...
New breakthrough for IBS patients
A low-FODMAP diet is now an established treatment for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but the diet is controversial and challenging to follow, and not all IBS sufferers have a positive...
Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer
A new study looks at the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic, on colon cancer development. In mice, it reduced tumor growth and inflammation.
Gut bacteria affect intestines and brain in IBS patients
A new study found a connection between the gut's microbiota and gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
Diet Tips for Crohn's Disease
How does Crohn?s disease affect diet and nutrition? Learn about diet tips and other dietary considerations for people with Crohn?s disease.
Can Castor Oil Be Used For Treating Constipation?
Constipation can conspire to ruin your day. What causes constipation and how can we prevent it? Learn how castor oil and other treatments may help
New research links genetic defects in carbohydrate digestion to irritable bowel s...
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large portion of the general population.
Trance to treat stomach ache: the efficacy of medical hypnosis
Therapeutic hypnosis is an effective and safe complementary technique in surgery and the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
Link between obesity and increased risk of colorectal cancer revealed
Obesity has long been associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the link has never been understood.
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