Tag Archives: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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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The FDA Announces Plan To Ban Menthol Cigarettes

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced its plan to ban menthol cigarettes in response to a 2013 citizen petition advocating the ban of mint-flavored cigarettes, the Washington Post reports. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 20 million Americans smoke menthols. Phillip Gardiner, the co-chair of the …

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