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# fda - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants

Feb 24th 2021, 3:46 PM 19,886 Views 18 Comments

The vaccine is seen as a vital tool in the pandemic.

# fda - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

US regulator approves first rapid at-home Covid-19 antigen test
# Over The Counter
# Over The Counter

US regulator approves first rapid at-home Covid-19 antigen test

Dec 15th 2020, 10:01 PM 13,429 Views 3 Comments

The FDA said the emergency use authorisation represented a “major milestone.”

# fda - Thursday 10 December, 2020

US expert panel recommends approval of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

US expert panel recommends approval of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 10:50 PM 19,747 Views 37 Comments

A final FDA decision is expected within days.

# fda - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Pfizer applies for emergency approval to rollout vaccine in US before the end of the year
# Pfizer Vaccine
# Pfizer Vaccine

Pfizer applies for emergency approval to rollout vaccine in US before the end of the year

Nov 21st 2020, 10:44 AM 21,841 Views 54 Comments

The FDA will meet on 10 December to discuss the request for emergency use authorization

# fda - Friday 23 October, 2020

Antiviral drug remdesivir granted full approval in US as a treatment for people hospitalised with Covid-19
# FDA
# FDA

Antiviral drug remdesivir granted full approval in US as a treatment for people hospitalised with Covid-19

Oct 23rd 2020, 8:59 AM 28,629 Views 19 Comments

Remdesivir was one of the first drugs to show relative promise in shortening the time to recovery in some coronavirus patients

# fda - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Trump eager to return to campaign trail as more aides test positive for Covid-19
# Trump V Biden
# Trump V Biden

Trump eager to return to campaign trail as more aides test positive for Covid-19

Oct 7th 2020, 7:32 AM 30,419 Views 34 Comments

Joe Biden has said he shouldn’t debate Trump next week if the president remains Covid-positive.

# fda - Saturday 2 May, 2020

US regulators approve use of experimental drug to treat coronavirus patients
# Remdesivir
# Remdesivir

US regulators approve use of experimental drug to treat coronavirus patients

May 2nd 2020, 7:55 AM 26,381 Views 27 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration acted after preliminary results from a government-sponsored study of remdesivir.

# fda - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh

Apr 17th 2019, 4:17 PM 21,021 Views 14 Comments

The FDA said it couldn’t assure women that these devices were safe and effective longterm.

# fda - Saturday 29 July, 2017

The US is proposing new laws to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels
# Radical Change
# Radical Change

The US is proposing new laws to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels

Jul 29th 2017, 5:45 PM 9,378 Views 22 Comments

“A renewed focus on nicotine can help us to achieve a world where cigarettes no longer addict future generations of our kids,” the FDA said.

# fda - Monday 9 January, 2017

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue

Jan 9th 2017, 10:35 PM 15,519 Views 50 Comments

Drugmakers have, by and large, put their drugs off-limits for executions.

# fda - Saturday 28 May, 2016

This tiny implant could be the key to overcoming heroin addiction

This tiny implant could be the key to overcoming heroin addiction

May 28th 2016, 11:15 AM 14,188 Views 24 Comments

The tiny implant is called Probuphine and could address some of the hardest parts of treating addiction.

# fda - Saturday 31 October, 2015

There's a plan to get the world's biggest club drug approved for medical use by 2021
# United States
# United States

There's a plan to get the world's biggest club drug approved for medical use by 2021

Oct 31st 2015, 8:00 PM 32,392 Views 22 Comments

It could be used as a viable treatment for use in psychotherapy to treat PTSD.

# fda - Thursday 4 June, 2015

The 'female Viagra' could be coming very soon
# Start Your Engines
# Start Your Engines

The 'female Viagra' could be coming very soon

Jun 4th 2015, 8:55 AM 21,974 Views 18 Comments

The side effects don’t exactly breed confidence though.

# fda - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood
# Blood
# Blood

Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood

Jan 10th 2015, 7:54 PM 14,560 Views 99 Comments

A policy paper being examined sets out options including a total removal of the ban and a time deferral on donation.

# fda - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Is spraying sun cream on our kids doing them more harm than good?
# Protect Yourself
# Protect Yourself

Is spraying sun cream on our kids doing them more harm than good?

Jul 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,820 Views 26 Comments

The FDA is investigating whether this product is harmful as people may accidentally breath in dangerous chemicals.

# fda - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

FBI investigating how vials of contagious smallpox were left in lab
# Drug Tests
# Drug Tests

FBI investigating how vials of contagious smallpox were left in lab

Jul 9th 2014, 10:04 AM 5,883 Views 19 Comments

The White House has been briefed on the incident, which came to public attention yesterday.

# fda - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Forgotten smallpox vials discovered in US research centre
# Smallpox
# Smallpox

Forgotten smallpox vials discovered in US research centre

Jul 8th 2014, 6:56 PM 14,800 Views 11 Comments

World health authorities had believed the only samples left of the disease were safely and securely stored away.

# fda - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Anti-depressant ingredient from Cork plant contaminated with waste
# Warning
# Warning

Anti-depressant ingredient from Cork plant contaminated with waste

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:47 AM 12,682 Views 61 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to GlaxoSmithKline over the contamination which the company first became aware of in January 2012.

# fda - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Female 'Viagra' pill aimed at boosting a woman's libido makes some sleepy
# Mojo
# Mojo

Female 'Viagra' pill aimed at boosting a woman's libido makes some sleepy

Feb 12th 2014, 10:54 AM 17,820 Views 38 Comments

‘Flibanserin’ is believed to work on key neurotransmitters in the brain that affect sexual desire, excitement and inhibition.

# fda - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Why is the US investigating added caffeine in foods?
# The Buzz
# The Buzz

Why is the US investigating added caffeine in foods?

May 4th 2013, 9:30 AM 10,069 Views 19 Comments

You may be surprised by the beverages and foods containing the stimulant… even chewing gum.

# fda - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Parents warned after US lawsuit filed against Monster energy drink makers
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Parents warned after US lawsuit filed against Monster energy drink makers

Oct 24th 2012, 11:09 AM 14,013 Views 41 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said parents should keep highly caffeinated drinks away from their children.

# fda - Friday 27 July, 2012

US can now classify heavily modified stem cells as 'drugs'
# Stem Cell
# Stem Cell

US can now classify heavily modified stem cells as 'drugs'

Jul 27th 2012, 3:15 PM 2,246 Views 0 Comments

THE Food and Drug Administration now have the ability to declare certain stem cells as drugs in the hope of greater policing their use.

# fda - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

HIV home test approved by US Food and Drug Administration
# FDA
# FDA

HIV home test approved by US Food and Drug Administration

Jul 4th 2012, 2:45 PM 2,591 Views 10 Comments

The over-the-counter test has the potential to identify people who would otherwise go untested for the infection.

# fda - Thursday 2 February, 2012

One million packs of contraceptive pills recalled in the US
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

One million packs of contraceptive pills recalled in the US

Feb 2nd 2012, 7:57 AM 3,518 Views 17 Comments

Pfizer cited packaging faults as the reason for the recall as pills could be out of sequence, leading to an increased risk of unwanted pregnancies.

# fda - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Column: Feeling unhealthy? It could be what you’re eating…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Feeling unhealthy? It could be what you’re eating…

Jan 3rd 2012, 7:30 AM 1,850 Views 57 Comments

The food we live on is less healthy than ever before – and some of it is hardly food at all. But a few simple actions can help turn the tide, writes Emma Murphy.