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FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-old adolescents, the agency announced on Monday. Why…

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Pfizer seeks full FDA approval of its Covid-19 vaccine

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have asked the Food and Drug Administration for full approval of their coronavirus vaccine for people ages 16 and over….

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FDA readies plan to bar menthol cigarettes nationwide

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to bar menthol cigarettes nationwide in a plan to be released Thursday, according to two people familiar with…

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US states resume Johnson & Johnson vaccine in push to end Covid ‘nightmare’

Indiana, New York, Virginia, Missouri and Michigan among states ordering or recommending resumption after US officials lift pause Seeking in the words of one governor…

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FDA lifts curbs on dispensing abortion pills during pandemic

The Biden administration is lifting restrictions on dispensing abortion pills by mail during the Covid-19 pandemic, reversing a Trump administration policy that the Supreme Court…

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FDA clears first AI device to spot hidden signs of COVID-19

The FDA has cleared an AI-powered armband for emergency use that can identify signs of COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals using light sensors and a computer…

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Biden’s FDA looks to tackle heavy metals in baby food

The Biden administration said Friday it plans to clamp down on toxic heavy metals commonly found in baby food. The move comes after a House…

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FDA says ricotta and string cheese added to Listeria outbreak recall

The cheese recall announced earlier this month has expanded to include additional types of cheese, according to El Abuelito Cheese. Multiple brands are covered by…

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Parents Erupt Over FDA Failure To Regulate Toxic Metals in Food

When Congress released a report this month finding that popular baby foods contain worrisome levels of toxic heavy metals, the reaction was swift. Scary headlines…

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FDA panel votes unanimously in favor of authorizing J&J vaccine

Enlarge / A sign at the Johnson & Johnson campus on August 26, 2019 in Irvine, California. (credit: Getty | Mario Tama) After a day-long…

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Democratic lawmakers push FDA to lift restrictions on abortion pill

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are asking the Food and Drug Administration to lift rules requiring people seeking medication abortion to obtain pills in-person,…

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FDA: COVID-19 mutation will require vaccine & test changes but there’s still good news

COVID-19 mutations have already reached the US and could impact existing vaccines and tests during the pandemic, the FDA has said, confirming that new regulations…

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Food stamp spending jumped nearly 50 percent in 2020

Federal spending on the country’s largest nutrition assistance program increased by nearly 50 percent in 2020 amid the economic shock of the pandemic, according to…

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84% of Mexican hand sanitizers toxic or flawed; FDA issues drastic alert

Enlarge / Hand sanitizer being applied to a person’s hand. (credit: Getty | Leopoldo Smith) The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a…

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FDA approves 1st long-acting HIV drug combo, monthly shots

The two-shot combo called Cabenuva is expected to make it easier for people to stay on track with their HIV medicines and to do so…

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Biden leaves top FDA job open amid vaccine push

President Joe Biden assumes office with an arsenal of health care veterans leading his coronavirus response — but his team’s handwringing has left an agency…

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FDA fights for independence in Trump administration’s final days

The Department of Health and Human Services is rushing to enact major policy changes at the Food and Drug Administration without the agency’s input —…

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FDA says more than 10,000 containers of ice cream recalled over metal

More than 10,000 containers of ice cream have been recalled in multiple US states over the risk of contamination, according to a recall recently highlighted…

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FDA authorizes Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, as expected after an independent panel commissioned…

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US FDA declares genetically modified pork ‘safe to eat’

Developer says it plans to focus on using pig organs for human transplant rather than selling for meat Genetically modified (GM) pigs have been approved…

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FDA authorizes first over-the-counter at-home Covid test

The FDA on Tuesday authorized the first at-home coronavirus test people can buy without a prescription, a step that public health experts say adds a…

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The FDA Has Authorized Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization to the covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, making it the first…

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