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Implant to Curb Opioid Addiction Approved by FDA, Offering New Tool to Fight Epidemic
The first implantable treatment for opioid addiction was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The implant, a match-sized rod that is inserted under the skin, releases a milder opioid drug called buprenorphine that is usually taken orally to treat addiction. Under the name
FDA Issues Safety Advice for Cardiac Device Over Hacking Threat
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued new advice about how to safeguard implantable cardiac devices against hackers. A wireless transmitter used to transmit data from cardiac devices to medical providers, the Merlin@home Transmitter made by St. Jude Medical was found to be vulnerable to
Benefits of Taking Female Libido Drug Are 'Marginal' Says New Study
The first drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug administration to target the "female libido" is again facing controversy after a review of studies called the benefits “marginal.” The drug, called flibanserin and marketed as “Addyi,” was designed to help women with hypoactive sexual desire
Trader Joe's Pulls Raw Cashew Product Off Shelves Due to Salmonella Concerns
Trader Joe's has voluntarily recalled bags of raw cashew pieces over concerns they could be contaminated with salmonella , the company announced. "We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe's Raw Cashew Pieces (barcode number 00505154) that there is a possibility that one specific lot with
Lawsuit Alleges Birth Control Packing Error Led to Unwanted Pregnancies
The 113 women from 28 states are seeking millions in damages, with some asking for the total cost of raising a child until adulthood.
Suit Filed Against Pharmaceutical Company That Allegedly Mispackaged Birth Control
We turn next here to a major lawsuit, a group of women coming together to sue over a birth control mixup. All of it over their bills, and allege D mistake in packaging that they said led to more than 100 surprise pregnancies. Tonight, ABC's Mara schiavocampo on how this happened, and why they think
'Female Viagra' Wins Approval From FDA Panel
The once-a-day pill flibanserin aims to treat a sexual desire disorder known to affect about 1 in 10 women.
Viagra for Women, the ‘Little Pink Pill’
A major head call headline tonight involving women. The drug nicknamed the little pink pill, viagra for women. A key decision today, and now just one more hurdle. Here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: Titillating news tonight for women who may soon be dancing like the couple in this viagra
FDA Panel Votes to Approve 'Female Viagra'
The panel voted to approve the drug flibanserin, which is designed to help pre-menopausal women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, after two previous failed attempts for approval.