Glenmark gets US regulator nod for cholesterol drug

 India's leading new molecules maker Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its cholesterol-lowering drug Ezetimibe.

US regulator nod for Jubilant's anti-infection drug

Leading Indian drug maker Jubilant Life Sciences Tuesday announced it had received approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its tablets used in treating adults for various infections, including pneumonia.

'Viagra for women' may be a reality soon

A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel has recommended what could pave the way for the world's first drug to treat lack of sexual desire in women by mid-August.

US regulators to discuss `female Viagra`

A drug nicknamed the "female Viagra" because it could help increase women`s sex drive, will be discussed for a third time at a meeting of an advisory committee to US regulators Thursday.

Tobacco companies sue FDA over label approvals

A group of tobacco companies sued the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday over recent guidance that they say violates their free-speech rights by mandating pre-approval of labelling changes.

'Human body on a chip' to test deadly radiation impact

 In a first, the US military and civilian science agencies are working on a project to develop miniature human organs on plastic chips to test the fallout of deadly radiation on people.

US approves new drug for binge eating disorder

US has approved a first of its kind prescription drug to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults.

Canned soup 'doesn't lead' to higher than expected levels of BPA in blood

A new research has revealed that coating the mouth with BPA-containing food, like soup, does not lead to higher than expected levels of BPA in blood.

US approves new weight-loss device for obese people

US regulators on Wednesday approved a new kind of pacemaker-like device that aims to help people lose weight by stimulating a nerve that runs from the brain to the stomach.

Japan first nation to approve Novartis psoriasis drug

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis said today it has won approval to market its Cosentyx psoriasis treatment in Japan, making it the first country to authorise commercialisation of the drug.

US to lift lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men

The US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will move to ease a lifetime ban on blood donations from homosexual men, allowing them to give after a year of abstaining from sexual activity.

Anti-epileptic drug could effectively treat cocaine dependence

A new research has found that topiramate, a drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy and migraine headaches, could also be the first reliable medication to help treat cocaine dependence.

US panel backs Gilead Sciences` hepatitis C drug

US Food and Drug Administration advisers have unanimously voted in favor of a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences that holds promise for millions infected with the liver-destroying virus.

Arsenic levels in rice too low for short-term risk: FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that after testing 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, it has determined the amount of detectable arsenic is too low to cause immediate or short-term negative health effects.

Consumers warned against using sexual enhancement supplements

The US Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers that several supplements advertised as sexual enhancements contain hidden drugs.