CBD: What Is It?
Dec 13, 2019
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. A naturally occurring substance, it’s commonly used to help people manage pain, emotions and mood, and appetite, among other conditions. It’s important to know...
Ear Tubes: No Surgery Required
Dec 09, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new system that allows ear tubes to be inserted without surgery.
This new system is referred to as the Tubes Under Local Anesthesia (Tula) System. The FDA approved it for use in...
New Seizure Rx Gets Green Light
Dec 03, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication for seizures.
This new approval can be found under the name XCOPRI (cenobamate). The FDA approved it to treat adults with partial-onset seizures.
This medication is...
Biotin May Interfere with Lab Tests
Dec 02, 2019
Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, may interfere with lab tests and lead to incorrect results, according to a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In 2017, the FDA issued a warning about the possibility of biotin ...
Potentially Unsafe Meds at Dollar Stores
Nov 21, 2019
Certain medications found at two common dollar store chains may pose safety issues, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The FDA is warning consumers about certain over-the-counter (OTC) medications found at Dollar Tree...
New Contact Lens to Slow Childhood Myopia
Nov 20, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever contact lenses for nearsightedness in children.
These contact lenses are found under the name MiSight. The FDA approved them for children between the ages of 8 and 12...