Tag Archives: Janet Woodcock

FDA Moves To Ban Sales Of Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars


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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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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FDA Grants Full Approval To Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine


On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, a long-awaited development that public health officials hope will persuade some people who remain hesitant about the vaccine to get the shot. “The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is …

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