Marlboro’s maker asks FDA for $100m toward pro-nicotine campaign

The firm that makes Marlboro cigarettes has boldly asked US health regulators to help it convince Americans that nicotine is not that bad for them – and spend $100 million toward the effort, according to a Bloomberg report. Marlboro’s maker, Altria, wants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to back its advertising campaign to inform … Read more

FDA authorizes another at-home test for coronavirus that can give results in just 10 MINUTES

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized another at-home coronavirus test for emergency use authorization. The test, made by Quidel Corp, can only be gotten with a prescription but does require users to send a sample to a laboratory for analysis. What’s more, it can provide results within 10 minutes, which makes it … Read more

J&J’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine SHOULD get FDA authorization, experts vote

BREAKING NEWS: Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine SHOULD get FDA authorization, expert panel votes: Advisors give unanimous ‘yes’ for America’s ‘game-changing’ third shot FDA’s advisory committee recommended that the FDA give emergency approval for J&J’s shot on Friday  The shot was 66% effective at preventing mild to moderate infection in trials globally, and 72% … Read more

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine can be shipped, stored at freezer temps

No more ultra-cold! FDA says Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine can be shipped and stored at REGULAR freezer temperatures instead of -76ºF in a move to ease rollout FDA approved PFizer’s request to store its COVID-19 vaccine at -13°F to 5°F for up to two weeks Previously, the shot had to be kept at ultra cold temperatures … Read more

FDA analysis finds Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine does protect against COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released on Wednesday. The federal agency’s scientists confirmed that, overall ,the vaccine is about 66 percent effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. What’s more, the shot appears to offer more protection against new, variants … Read more

AstraZeneca expects FDA O.K for its COVID shot in April and will ship 30M doses

AstraZeneca expects to get US emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in April, the firm’s president told lawmakers on Tuesday.  As soon as it gets the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) greenlight, AstraZeneca will have 30 million doses of the 62 percent effective shot ready to ship to the US, said president of the biopharmaceuticals … Read more

Pfizer asks the FDA to let it store its coronavirus vaccine at warmer temperature

Pfizer and partner BioNTech have asked the U.S. health regulator to relax requirements for their COVID-19 vaccine to be stored at ultra-low temperatures, potentially allowing it to be kept in pharmacy freezers, they said on Friday. Approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could send a strong signal to other regulators around the world … Read more

FDA says Moderna can fill its vials with 40% more COVID-19 vaccine

FDA says Moderna can fill its vials with 40% more COVID-19 vaccine to increase the number of doses in each from 10 to 14 and ease production bottlenecks FDA regulators told Moderna it can fill its vials with 40% more vaccine on Friday It comes after Moderna asked regulators to allow more overfill to ease … Read more

J&J asks FDA to authorize its ONE-DOSE COVID019 vaccine

The US is one step closer to having a single-dose coronavirus vaccine after Johnson & Johnson asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize its vaccine on Thursday night.  Now that it has submitted its application for emergency use authorization, Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine could be greenlit within weeks.  The US has an agreement, … Read more

FDA clears first handheld blood test to evaluate mild concussions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new rapid, handheld blood test that could detect whether or not patients have mild concussions. The test, known as iSTAT and manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, looks for specific proteins present in the blood after head trauma. What’s more, results are returned within 15 minutes. Researchers … Read more