FDA : Shots - Health News FDA
Stories About

FDA

Lipitor, and other cholesterol-fighting drugs like it, will carry new instructions about risks. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Paul Sakuma/AP

The FDA hasn't approved a new weight-loss drug since 1999. In the meantime, Americans' waistlines have continued to grow. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

toggle caption
M. Spencer Green/AP

Many hospitals are perilously close to running out of a form of methotrexate that's necessary to inject in high doses to treat certain forms of cancer. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto.com

Latest Drug Shortage Threatens Children With Leukemia

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146960417/146969196" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

When it comes to taking up residence in your intestines, Clostridium difficile, like these, may get some help from common heartburn drugs. Janice Carr/CDC hide caption

toggle caption
Janice Carr/CDC

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Wins Approval

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146166743/146188070" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

R.J. Reynolds' Orbs, a dissolvable tobacco product. The Food and Drug administration is studying the flavored products. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Charles Dharapak/AP

Dissolvable Tobacco Products Draw FDA Scrutiny

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/145478833/145500155" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript