The FDA issued a public health advisory to inform patients and health-care professionals that the sponsor of Zelnorm, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation had voluntarily agreed to refrain from selling this drug.
For example, sulfonylurea drugs are not FDA approved for use in children with type 2 diabetes due to a lack of clinical studies in pediatric populations, but a physician may prescribe them in an off-label use of the drug.
CooperVision states that the FDA has approved the claim that Proclear contacts "may provide improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear."
Since the FDA approved the birth control pill in 1960, there have been major advances in contraceptive choice, giving women the freedom to compare birth control pills and other methods of contraception to find a method that suits them.
Many people are also surprised to learn that manufacturers typically don't have to get FDA approval before they begin selling their supplements, but are only required to make sure that their advertising and labeling are truthful.