(NEW YORK) -- The overdose reversal drug Narcan will be available for over-the-counter purchase starting in September, its manufacturer announced Wednesday.Biotech company Emergent BioSolutions Inc. said the nasal spray has been shipped to pharmacies, drugstores and grocery stores as well as online retailers with... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Medical and scientific experts advising the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of allowing a birth control pill to be sold without a prescription.The vote could sway the FDA, which ultimately needs to sign off. But if the FDA... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Medical and scientific experts advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have voted in favor of allowing a birth control pill to be sold without a prescription."The large body of evidence on the safety and effectiveness is very reassuring,” said one... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Advisory committees of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to review the first-ever application for an over-the-counter birth control pill.At a joint meeting, the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Obstetrics, Reproductive, and Urologic Drugs Advisory... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the overdose reversal drug Narcan for over-the-counter use on Wednesday -- a milestone decision that advocates said will make it easier to save lives amid the ongoing opioid epidemic.Story developing... Copyright © 2023, ABC Audio.... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Pharmacies have announced they are dropping their restrictions on how much over-the-counter cold medication for children that customers can buy.Due to a respiratory virus season that began earlier than usual -- followed by an earlier and unprecedented demand of certain medications... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Over the past few weeks, reports have emerged of sporadic shortages of over-the-counter children's medications including Children's Tylenol, Motrin and ibuprofen in some locations.It comes amid a respiratory virus season that started earlier than usual with the highest number of flu... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For the first time, hearing aids are available for purchase over the counter at retailers across the United States.Starting Monday, under a historic ruling issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss can buy hearing aids... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Hearing aids can be sold over the counter in an effort to increase access and lower costs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday. The move will allow those with mild to moderate hearing loss to directly purchase hearing... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Family Dollar shoppers should check their medicine cabinets and bathrooms for any recently recalled products.The variety dollar store chain issued a voluntary recall of hundreds of products from toothpaste and lip balm to deodorant and lotions due to them being stored... Read More.