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FDA: Gay and bisexual men will now be able to donate blood

FDA: Gay and bisexual men will now be able to donate blood

FDA announced new regulations this week, according to which, gay and bisexual men will now be able to donate blood. With the new guidelines, a 32-year-old FDA ban under which blood donations from men who have had sex with men (MSM) was not allowed, has come to an end. It was enacted in 1983 because of concerns regarding the spread of the HIV virus via blood transfusions.

FDA approves lesinurad 200 mg once daily to treat gout-associated hyperuricemia in combination with a XOI

FDA approves lesinurad 200 mg once daily to treat gout-associated hyperuricemia in combination with a XOI

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval to lesinurad (Zurampic, AstraZeneca). As per the approval, 200 mg of the drug has to be taken once daily for the treatment of gout-associated hyperuricemia, combined with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor (XOI).

FDA Recommends banning Indoor Tanning

FDA Recommends banning Indoor Tanning

A recommendation has been made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to impose a ban on indoor tanning beds for those below the age of 18 years in the United States. The proposal is aimed at cutting down the skin cancer risk arising due to indoor tanning practices. Extensive studies on indoor tanning have been undertaken by medical researchers over past decades.

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