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FDA Bans The Sale Of Juul E-Cigarettes

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ordered Juul Labs to pull its e-cigarettes off the American market. The FDA’s order affects all of the company’s products sold in the United States, which makes up the majority of Juul’s sales, according to The New York Times. Juul has been …

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FDA Moves To Ban Sales Of Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has begun the process of banning menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. “Banning menthol — the last allowable flavor — in cigarettes and banning all flavors in cigars will help save lives, particularly among those disproportionately affected by these deadly products. With these …

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FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Breath Test

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization to a new COVID-19 test that can detect infections with only a sample of a patient’s breath, using a device that can yield results in less than three minutes. The agency says the InspectIR COVID-19 Breathalyzer will only be available for …

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Biden’s Pick For FDA Commissioner Confirmed By Senate

Robert Califf

On Tuesday, Robert Califf was confirmed as the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner in a 50-46 Senate vote in which 6 Republicans supported him, and 5 Democrats voted against his confirmation. Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota voted “present,” in what is called a “live pair” …

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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Full FDA Approval

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to Moderna‘s COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years of age and older. The approval makes it the second vaccine to be fully licensed in the United States. The vaccine will be marketed as Spikevax. Moderna’s messenger RNA vaccine has …

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FDA authorizes second COVID-19 antiviral pill, Merck’s molnupiravir

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One day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization to Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill, Paxlovid, the agency on Thursday granted the same emergency use authorization to Merck’s antiviral medication, molnupiravir. Both pills are intended only for people who are at high risk for hospitalization and death from severe …

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CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations To 16, 17-Year-Olds

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16 and 17-year-olds can receive a booster shot for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the additional dose Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization for 16- and 17-year-olds to receive a third dose of the Pfizer …

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All Adults In U.S. Now Eligible For COVID Booster Shots

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COVID-19 booster shots are now available to all adults in the United States, after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on the recommendations of an agency advisory panel on Friday. “After critical scientific evaluation, today’s unanimous decision carefully considered the current state of the pandemic, the …

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