FDA Declares Impossible Foods’ Meat-Free Burger Safe To Eat

There seems to be a growing call to create sustainable food products and more recently, meat has been put on that list where scientists are working to grow meat in a lab without the need to kill any animals. In fact one company by the name of Impossible Foods has created a burger from plants that is said to taste, look, and feel like an actual burger.


FDA Approves First Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor

Having streamlined its regulations for digital devices about a year ago, the FDA has now approved a continuous glucose monitoring sensor that can be implanted into the patient’s body. This continuous glucose monitoring system called Eversense transmits data from a sensor implanted into the patient to a paired mobile app which lets users see their glucose levels on their mobile device. This is the first sensor of its kind that […]


FDA Approves Use Of AI Tool That Detects Wrist Fractures

To detect a fracture, you’d usually have to get the part of your body X-rayed, after which a doctor will then examine it to look for the fracture. Sometimes it can be missed, depending on how small the fracture can be, which is why it is good news that the FDA has approved the use of Imagen’s OsteoDetect.


FDA Approves First Drug That Helps Prevent Migraines

Migraines are more than just your typical headache and can get to the point where it prevents the person from doing anything for the rest of the day, or even days in some cases. There are several treatments available in the market, but they are not always effective. However the good news for migraine sufferers is that there is a new drug on the market that seems promising.


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Amazon Hires Former FDA Official, Hints At Healthcare Plans

The healthcare industry is an extremely lucrative one, which is why many tech companies are venturing into it, Amazon included where according to a report from last year, the company has a “secret” health team that is looking to develop health-related products. Now according to a report from CNBC, Amazon is furthering their efforts with a new hire.


FDA Approves Shock Wave Device That Can Heal Wounds

There are a variety of ways to treat wounds, and the FDA has added a new way to that list by approving a treatment involving the use of shock waves. Developed by a company called Sanuwave, they have created a system called the Dermapace System that relies on “acoustic shock waves” to help heal wounds.


FDA Approves Digital Pill That Lets Doctors Track You

In an ideal world, people who are sick would take their medicine in a timely and consistent manner, but unfortunately in the real world, sometimes people forget to take their medication, might miss a dose or two thinking that it does not matter when it does. However that could change in the future, thanks to the FDA approving a digital pill that keeps track of you.


FDA Warns That Some Pacemakers Can Be Hacked

As our gadgets become increasingly connected, it does help make things more convenient, but at the same time it also means that there are more things in our lives that can be hacked. While a hacked smart thermostat might be considered annoying, a hacked pacemaker could be potentially deadly, and this is something the FDA is warning patients about (via Engadget).


Vaping Is Now Banned For Minors

Many consider vaping or smoking an e-cigarette as a “safer” alternative to smoking regular cigarettes. Now I won’t get into the debate of whether or not that’s true because there are a lot of opinions on this, but it does merit pointing out here that minors in the United States will no longer be able to buy e-cigarettes. After a ruling was passed earlier this year in May, the FDA […]


First Genetically Modified Animal Approved For Human Food Consumption

In a landmark announcement today that U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first genetically modified animal for human consumption inside these United States. An application to have the genetically modified AquAdvantage Salmon approved for this purpose was filed back in 1996, the fish can reach the same size as a conventional salmon in half the time, and some 19 years later the approval has been granted by the FDA.


FDA Approves First Cancer-Killing Virus

Over the past few decades substantial improvements have been made in treatment of cancer, while it’s still not possible to say that humans have finally cured cancer, work still continues in the hope that some day we will be able to achieve this aim. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now approved the first cancer-killing virus, called talimogene laherparepvec or T-VEC (brand name Imlygic) the virus has been created to […]


FDA Isn’t Happy About Pill Advertising Instagram Post

Instagram is used to share photos of your travel, what you’ve eaten, what you’ve done, who you’ve met, and so on. It can also be used as advertising where popular Instagrammer advertise products they use so that their followers will see it. In some ways it’s more effective than standard ads as these are people you actively choose to follow. That being said, celebrity Kim Kardashian has gotten into some […]


FDA Approves The First 3D Printed Drug

We’ve seen 3D printing being used to print medical tools such as casts. Recently 3D printing also allowed the creation of 3D models that allowed surgeons to practice brain procedures for children before actually doing it. However in what appears to be the first, it looks like the FDA has recently approved the creation of 3D printed drugs as well. The drug in question is Spritam which is made by […]


FDA Issues Warnings To Hospitals Over Hackable Drug Infusion Pumps

Say your computer got hacked and you lose your files in the process. Sure, it sucks, but it’s not necessarily the end of the world. However imagine if you are hooked up to hospital equipment that’s in charge of pumping drugs into your system, or maybe even keeping you alive like a ventilator, imagine if that got hacked! As it turns out that’s exactly what the FDA is worried about […]