FDA looking into dental device after joint CBS News-KHN investigation
In the wake of a joint investigation by CBS News and KHN into a dental appliance that multiple lawsuits allege cause grievous harm to patients, the FDA has begun looking in the product, the Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance, or AGGA, according to a former agency official. Anna Werner reports.news.yahoo.com
Panel backs moving opioid antidote Narcan over the counter
The Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee (NDAC) and the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADPAC) is discussing supplemental new drug application 208411/S–006, for NARCAN (naloxone hydrochloride) nasal spray, submitted by Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
A panel of experts answer questions about the COVID-19 booster shot during an FDA meeting
How often should Americans get their booster shot against COVID-19, and how important is the booster to you if you’ve already been infected with COVID-19? Those are questions a panel of experts set out to answer during an FDA meeting, the information will be passed on to the CDC.
Major food brands are adding sesame to items in 'shortcut' after FDA declares the seed a 'major allergen'
The FDA declared sesame a major allergen in the U.S., yet some food brands and manufacturers are taking an 'economic shortcut' by adding more sesame to their food, says FARE's Jason Linde.foxnews.com
Why Lecanemab Sparks Cautious Hope in Alzheimer’s Research
It was long ago — in 1906 — that German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer first connected a case of dementia to abnormal deposits in the brain. Modern researchers have largely proceeded on the thesis that treatments for the disease named for him would need to clear away these aberrant clumps, consisting of a protein called amyloid, that clog patients’ brains. After many disappointing performances by amyloid-targeting drugs, including one controversially approved by US regulators in 2021, a treatmentwashingtonpost.com
A woman lost 30 pounds in four months on a 'game changer' weight loss drug, but now 'can't stand' Diet Coke and feels full after two alcoholic drinks
One woman who loved drinking socially before using semaglutide, sold as Wegovy and Ozempic, now can't have too much without thinking "meh."news.yahoo.com
Federal agencies helping Florida investigate listeria outbreak linked to ice cream
The Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is helping the Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services investigate a listeria outbreak linked to ice cream, the FDA said Tuesday.
New website launched to help parents find baby formula amid nationwide shortage
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new website to help parents find baby formula amid a nationwide shortage. Meanwhile, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to make an announcement on infant formula imports amid the shortage that has sent parents scrambling to keep their babies fed, the federal agency said Friday.
Jacksonville doctor says benefits of Merck’s COVID pill would include convenience, cost
Drugmaker Merck on Monday requested emergency use authorization for its antiviral pill against COVID-Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill for treating COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to the world’s arsenal against the pandemic.
SMILE: An alternative to Lasik
Around 10 million Americans have had Lasik surgery to correct their vision since it was FDA approved 20 years ago. Now a lesser-known vision correction procedure is offering a smaller incision and quicker recovery. Ivanhoe has details on why doctors are considering this Lasik 2.0.
Georgia waiting for CDC recommendations before releasing COVID-19 booster plan
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) said Tuesday it will wait on recommendations from the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) before releasing a plan to administer booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia.