Medical Alerts


Jul 10, 2019
CDC urges doctors to rapidly recognize and report acute flaccid myelitis cases
Intense effort underway to understand and prevent this serious neurologic syndrome.
Jun 28, 2019
FDA approves first treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder
Approval changes the landscape of therapy for patients with the disorder.
Jun 05, 2019
FDA approves first treatment for episodic cluster headache that reduces the frequency of attacks
Self-injection solution for the treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults.
May 28, 2019
FDA okays first smartphone-controlled acute migraine-relief wearable device
Device utilizes remote electrical neuromodulation for treatment of acute migraine.
May 17, 2019
FDA approves first anticoagulant to treat potentially life-threatening blood clots in children
First anticoagulant indicated for pediatric patients approved by the FDA.
Apr 30, 2019
Guidelines proposed for newly defined Alzheimer disease-like brain disorder
Recommendations for scientists and public emerge from NIH-funded workshop.
Apr 22, 2019
FDA permits marketing of first medical device for treatment of ADHD
Device offers non-drug option for treatment of ADHD in pediatric patients through the use of mild nerve stimulation.
Mar 27, 2019
FDA approves new oral drug to treat multiple sclerosis
New drug approved to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
Dec 26, 2018
Inhaled levodopa for treatment of OFF episodes in people with PD taking carbidopa/levodopa
First and only FDA-approved inhaled levodopa for intermittent treatment of off episodes in people with Parkinson disease taking carbidopa/levodopa.
Dec 21, 2018
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics: increased risk of ruptures or tears in the aorta in certain patients
FDA review finds fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the aorta.
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