First pill for fecal transplants wins FDA approval

This 2022 photo provided by Seres Therapeutics shows manufacturing equipment for oral microbiome therapeutic capsules in the company's Cambridge, Mass., facility. (Genevieve de Manio/Seres Therapeutics via AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved the first pill made from healthy bacteria found in human waste to fight dangerous gut infections — an easier way of performing so-called fecal transplants.