FDA Plans To Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

(AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday will lay out its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, which have taken a disproportionate toll on Black smokers and other minorities. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf previewed the announcement in congressional testimony, saying the proposal would reduce disease and death by helping current smokers quit and stopping younger people from starting. Menthol … Continue reading FDA Plans To Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

FDA warns after Family Dollar distribution center found infested with rodents!!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about potentially contaminated food, lipstick and other products from Family Dollar stores in six southern states following a major rodent infestation at one of its distribution centers. Live rodents, dead rodents in “various stages of decay,” rodent feces and urine, “evidence of gnawing, nesting and rodent odors,” dead birds and bird droppings were found inside a … Continue reading FDA warns after Family Dollar distribution center found infested with rodents!!

Novavax could offer unvaccinated Americans a new option, if FDA agrees

Following a long-awaited submission of data to the Food and Drug Administration last month, Novavax announced Monday that it had formally filed a request for emergency use authorization of its protein-based COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and syringe are seen in front of displayed Novavax logo in this illustration “We believe our vaccine offers a differentiated option built on a … Continue reading Novavax could offer unvaccinated Americans a new option, if FDA agrees

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age … Continue reading FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer vaccine authorization expected Friday night; FDA chief disputes reports that White House threatened job

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to issue an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Friday evening, a source familiar with the process told USA TODAY. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Friday told the head of the FDA to submit his resignation if the agency does not authorize the vaccine by day’s end, according to multiple reports, first revealed by The Washington Post. … Continue reading Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer vaccine authorization expected Friday night; FDA chief disputes reports that White House threatened job

FDA Lists More Than 100 Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers After Latest Recall

WASHINGTON (CBS News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of potentially dangerous hand sanitizers to more than 100. In the latest recall, the maker of Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer is recalling the product, imported from Mexico, after the FDA found a sample to be contaminated with methanol, according to a notice published Sunday by the agency. The recalled product bears a red logo with … Continue reading FDA Lists More Than 100 Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers After Latest Recall