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  1. FDA Warns of Risky Weight Loss Pills

    The FDA today warned consumers not to buy or use more than 25 products marketed for weight loss because they contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients that may be risky.

  2. Oral Spray Sleep Drug Zolpimist Approved

    The FDA has approved a prescription oral spray called Zolpimist, which contains the sleep drug Ambien's active ingredient, for the short-term treatment of insomnia due to trouble falling asleep.

  3. Epilepsy Drugs Get Suicide Risk Warning

    The FDA today announced that it will require makers of epilepsy drugs to add a warning about increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors to the products' prescribing information or labeling.

  4. FDA OKs New Cholesterol Drug Trilipix

    The FDA has approved a new drug called Triplix for use along with diet to lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol, lower triglycerides, and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol, according to Abbott, the drug company that makes Trillipix.

  5. Black Box Warning for Bowel Prep Drugs

    The prescription oral sodium phosphate drugs Visicol and OsmoPrep will get a "black box" warning about the risk of kidney injury.

  6. FDA Panel Urges Restrictions on 2 Asthma Drugs

    An expert panel said Thursday that the benefits of two inhaler drugs, Serevent and Foradil, are not worth the risks and should no longer be used by themselves to treat asthma.

  7. FDA Panel Ayes Eyelash-Boosting Drug

    An FDA advisory panel today recommended the use of the glaucoma drug Lumigan to promote longer, thicker, darker eyelashes.

  8. New Gout Drug Gets FDA Panel Nod

    Uloric should be the first new gout drug to be approved in over 40 years, an FDA expert panel recommends.

  9. Diabetes Alert: Insulin Syringes Recalled

    People with diabetes who use ReliOn insulin syringes should check their syringe package due to an important recall.

  10. Deaths Heighten Arthritis Drugs Warning

    The TNF blockers Cimzia, Enbrel, Humira, and Remicade will get stronger warnings about fungal infections, including one called histoplasmosis.

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