August 15, 2012

Children who take a class of opioid pain relievers after certain surgeries may be at risk of death, the Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.

August 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the formulation for the 2012-2013 flu vaccine, the agency said Monday.

August 13, 2012

Regulators have approved a biotech drug made by Genentech for treating a complication related to diabetes.

August 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating a rare type of leukemia, the agency said Thursday.

August 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved several generic versions of a drug used to treat asthma and allergies, the agency said Friday.

August 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the agency said Friday.

July 27, 2012

A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts is recommending the approval of a drug made by Genentech for diabetic macular edema, the company said.

July 24, 2012

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

July 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating multiple myeloma, the agency said Friday.

July 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight-loss drug made by Vivus, the agency said.

July 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug used to treat HIV for reducing the risk of HIV infection, the agency said Monday.

July 13, 2012

The main office of the Food and Drug Administration in charge of regulating generic drugs has appointed a new director, the agency said Friday.

July 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is asking companies to stop manufacturing and distributing unapproved drugs containing the painkiller oxycodone, the agency said Thursday.

July 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved over-the-counter sales of a test for the virus that causes AIDS, the agency said Tuesday.

June 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating overactive bladder made by Astellas Pharma, the agency said Thursday.

June 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for obesity in adults, the agency said Wednesday.

May 31, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday warned parents against administering benzocaine to their teething babies and advised that parents not use benzocaine at all in children under the age of 2 years unless under the supervision of a family physician.

May 30, 2012

A counterfeit version of a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy drug is circulating online, regulators warned Tuesday.

May 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved generic versions of one of the country's top-selling drugs made by eight different companies, the agency said Thursday.

May 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday identified three online products touting "natural" intimacy enhancement that consumers should avoid because they each contain undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients.

May 4, 2012

The number of new drug shortages has been halved as early notifications from manufacturers of potential shortages have increased sixfold, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration wrote Thursday.

April 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating erectile dysfunction, the agency said Friday.

April 24, 2012

Globalization has led to a rapid increase in the drugs and foods arriving on U.S. shores from abroad, a trend that has prompted U.S. regulators to transform their approach.

April 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday released draft guidance that ultimately will provide the public with previously unknown information about the chemicals in tobacco products and help prevent misleading marketing about the risks associated with tobacco products, the agency said.