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FDA approves first pill that can be tracked when ingested
FDA approved the first drug in the United States that has a digital ingestion tracking system, which records when the medication was taken.
FDA issues warning over marijuana products claiming cancer cure
FDA issues warning over marijuana products claiming cancer cure
FDA warned 4 companies, which are claiming that their products containing cannabidiol, can treat or cure cancer.
Game-changing hep B vaccine gets FDA nod
The first 2-dose hepatitis B vaccine, which was recently approved by FDA, is expected to be commercially available in early 2018.
FDA advisors recommend 2 opioid use disorder drugs
Two opioid use disorder drugs have been recommended for approval by FDA committees.
Activists: drugmakers, distributors liable for opioids abuse
Soon after President Donald Trump announced declared the opioid abuse crisis a “public health emergency," shareholder activist groups said they aim to hold drug manufacturers and distributors liable for their part in the crisis.
FDA okays unique injectable for type 2 diabetics
FDA approved a new once-weekly, single-dose autoinjector device to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
New diabetes drug set to rival Trulicity
If it is approved by FDA, an investigational drug to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes will likely be a strong competitor to Eli Lilly’s dulaglutide (Trulicity).
Shingles vaccine wins approval
FDA approved the herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) to treat shingles in adults aged 50 years and older.
ISMP issues insulin pen warning after patient death
More education is needed for diabetic patients after a patient died from incorrectly using an insulin pen, according to a new warning from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Drug shortages likely after hurricanes
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said that the United States is likely to see shortages on certain drugs because after Hurricanes Irma and Maria knocked out power to the islands.

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