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News tag: FDA


Dermal filler to treat acne scars gets FDA approval

9 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Acne, the most common skin disorder in the U.S. afflicting between 40 and 50 million people, can now be dealt with as the first dermal filler had been approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Developed by the private company Suneva Medical Inc., Bellafill uses bovine collagen as its main…


Dangerous drugs still tainting dietary supplements

22 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Even years after safety recalls, some dietary supplements containing prescription drugs with dangerous effects on health are still available for sale, a recent study found. During the test, some supplements purchased online contained hidden steroids, not unlike ingredients found in Viagra and Prozac, and a weight loss drug which has…


Lack of information behind FDA’s clearing implanted medical devices

30 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
US Food and Drug Administration's (USDA) ability to ensure public foods, drugs, vaccines, and medical devices has been scrutinized in a recent study. Published in JAMA Internal medicine, the research points to a process called 510(k) review, which determines whether moderate-to-high-risk devices are approved as equivalent to another device (referred…