December 16, 2016

Regular anesthesia may damage the brains of kids under 3 – FDA

The Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday that repeated or lengthy use of general anaesthesia or sedation drugs for children younger than 3 or pregnant women in their third trimester may affect youngsters’ developing brains.
June 12, 2016

FDA approves first cholera vaccine for US travellers

The United States federal health officials have approved the first cholera vaccine intended to protect U.S. travelers from the potentially life-threatening disease. The Food and Drug Administration approved the liquid vaccine, called Vaxchora, for adults ages 18 to 64 who are traveling to countries affected by cholera. The bacterial infection […]
May 23, 2016

Here’s what you should know about the new announcement on Nutrition Facts label

The FDA has finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices. Manufacturers will need to […]
May 13, 2016

Using Polio to kill Brain Cancer: America’s FDA gives breakthrough status to the trial

A bold experiment to kill a vicious form of brain cancer has been granted breakthrough status by the Food and Drug Administration. According to CBS News, results in the earliest stage of testing have been so remarkable, the FDA wants to fast track the treatment to speed it to market. […]
May 9, 2016

This day in history

On Monday, May 9 in 1960, the United States became the first country to legalize birth control pills. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world’s first commercially produced birth-control bill–Enovid-10, made by the G.D. Searle Company of Chicago, Illinois. Development of “the pill,” as it became popularly known, […]