January 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two drugs made by GlaxoSmithKline for use together in patients with advanced melanoma that can't be removed by surgery or has spread to other parts of the body, the agency said Friday.

January 8, 2014

While snacking has become increasingly popular among Americans, often even replacing regular meals, many companies also have been developing salty snack foods that are healthier, according to a new study.

January 8, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca for treating Type 2 diabetes, the agency said.

January 2, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on companies claiming their products can speed recovery from concussions, according to a consumer update posted Wednesday.

December 23, 2013

Ahold USA division Giant Food Stores has donated nearly $650,000 to local charities, the supermarket banner said.

December 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment made by Danish drug maker Novo Nordiskfor a rare, genetic bleeding disorder, the agency said Monday.

December 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by United Therapeutics for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, the company said Monday.

December 19, 2013

Abuse of the cough ingredient dextromethorphan among high school seniors is down, according to this year’s Monitoring the Future survey, which measures drug use and attitudes among the nation’s eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders.

December 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency will share data about studies meant to show whether generic drugs are equivalent to their branded counterparts, under a joint program announced Wednesday.

December 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the agency said Wednesday.

December 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration may require makers of antibacterial soaps to perform clinical trials to show their products are better at preventing infections and disease than ordinary soaps.

December 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of a drug used to treat depression and other conditions, the agency said.

December 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is planning to limit the use of antimicrobials in food animals in an effort to stem the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the agency said Wednesday.

December 10, 2013

Only a quarter of respondents to a new survey would call a doctor for advice when someone at home has the flu, despite widespread recognition of it as serious and of the need for vaccination.

December 9, 2013

BioElectronics on Monday announced that Boots will be selling its ActiPatch Pain Therapy products in select stores for back, knee and musculoskeletal ailments.

December 9, 2013

Further expanding the scope of preventive healthcare services provided by its pharmacists, Walgreens is now offering daily testing for cholesterol, blood glucose and body composition at more than 60 stores in Maryland.

December 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for a sexual deformity that affects men.

December 6, 2013

Supervalu on Friday announced a new fleet of environmentally-friendly delivery trucks that operate on compressed natural gas.

December 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication on HeartStart automated external defibrillators from Philips Healthcare.

December 3, 2013

Paula Price is stepping down as Ahold USA's EVP and CFO, the supermarket operator said Tuesday.

December 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to a generic drug for treating community-acquired pneumonia, agency records showed.

December 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to a generic drug used to treat prostate disease, agency records showed.

November 27, 2013

A new study is helping to provide a better understanding of vaccines for whooping cough, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

November 25, 2013

Federal regulators are lifting some restrictions on a diabetes drug that were placed two years ago after studies linked the drug to increased cardiovascular risk.