Drugs

The FDA assures the safety, effectiveness, and quality of drugs and vaccines via many different activities.  This category provides educational materials and guidance documents on new and existing drugs as published by the FDA.

 
 Date PostedPublication
11/12/2018 Xofluza - Approved to Treat Influenza 
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10/5/2018 Labels on Injectable Products May Lead to Dosing Errors 
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8/30/2018 SGLT2 Inhibitors - Drug Safety Communication 
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8/17/2018 FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen 
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8/12/2018 Azithromycin - Drug Safety Communication about Risk of Cancer Relapse 
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7/10/2018 Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics - Drug Safety Communication about Serious Low Blood Sugar Levels and Mental Health Side Effects 
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6/6/2018 Xeljanz - Approval Expanded for Ulcerative Colitis 
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5/17/2018 Lucemrya - First Non-Opioid Treatment for Management of Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms 
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4/26/2018 Lamictal - Drug Safety Communication about Serious Immune System Reaction 
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3/14/2018 Avoid Food-Drug Interactions 
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2/22/2018 Biaxin - Drug Safety Communication Regarding Potential Increased Risk of Heart Problems 
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2/1/2018 Limbrel: Public Health Alert about Potentially Life-Threatening Health Problems 
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2/1/2018 Loperamide - FDA Limits Packaging to Encourage Safe Use 
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2/1/2018 Ocaliva - Drug Safety Communication about Serious Liver Injury 
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12/26/2017 Long-Acting Beta Agonists Used in Combination with Inhaled Corticosteroids 
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12/7/2017 Biotin (Vitamin B7): Safety Communication - May Interfere with Lab Tests 
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12/7/2017 Opioid Oral Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) Conversion Factor 
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10/23/2017 ISMP List of High-Alert Medications in Long-Term Care Settings 
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9/21/2017 Benzodiazepines Drug Safety Communication 
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9/7/2017 Kayexalate - Drug Safety Communication Regarding Timing of Administration 
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8/30/2017 FDA Approves New Antibacterial Drug 
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7/26/2017 Canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) - Drug Safety Communication Regarding Increased Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations 
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7/26/2017 Consumer Antiseptic Wash Final Rule Questions and Answers 
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7/20/2017 Vosevi Approved for Hepatitis C 
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4/17/2017 Approved Drug Products List - Uniform Terms 
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4/14/2017 Ingrezza - Approved to Treat Tardive Dyskinesia 
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3/22/2017 Xadago Approved to Treat Parkinson's Disease 
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3/15/2017 Viberzi - Drug Safety Communication Regarding Risk of Serious Pancreatitis 
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3/8/2017 Noctiva - First Treatment Approved for Nocturia due to Overproduction of Urine 
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2/24/2017 Test to Manage Antibiotic Therapy for Respiratory Tract Infections and Sepsis 
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2/16/2017 Controlling Cholesterol with Statins 
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2/3/2017 Chlorhexidine Gluconate - Drug Safety Communication Regarding Serious Allergic Reactions 
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12/20/2016 Drug Safety Communication: Chantix and Zyban - Boxed Warnings Related to Mental Health Side Effects Removed  
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12/15/2016 Jardiance - Approved to Reduce Cardiovascular Death in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes 
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12/13/2016 Pioglitazone (Type 2 Diabetes Medicine) - Drug Safety Communication 
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11/22/2016 What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids 
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3/22/2016 My Medicine Record 
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