The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson and Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.
Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose vaccine is poised for approval after U.S. regulators find it protects against COVID-19 and is safe. Get the latest.
Even while the Senate is busy with Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the House has gotten down to work on a covid relief bill using the budget reconciliation process. Meanwhile, the watchword for covid this week among the public is confusion — over masks, vaccines and just about everything else science-related. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, the panelists recommend their favorite “health policy valentines” along with their favorite health policy stories they think you should read, too.
Over the course of the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unimaginable human suffering, with more than 90 million documented worldwide infections leading to almost 1.95 million deaths. Within South Carolina alone, over 5,300 deaths have been attributed to COVID infections.
The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans.
The United States should be celebrating a day of great hope today, as a Covid-19 vaccine could get authorized for emergency use very soon.
Regeneron's antibody drug, given to President Trump after he contracted the coronavirus, got an emergency use authorization from the FDA.
It’s pretty easy when you have vaccines that are 95% effective. Can’t get much better than that. I think what people need to appreciate — and that’s why I have said it like maybe 100 times in the last week or two — is the process by which a decision is made. The company looks at the data. I look at the data. Then the company puts the data to the FDA. The FDA will make the decision to do an emergency use authorization or a license application approval. And they have career scientists who are really independent. They’re not beholden to anybody. Then there’s another independent group, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. The FDA commissioner has vowed publicly that he will go according to the opinion of the career scientists and the advisory board.
The FDA has approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine which previously was authorized only for emergency uses. Here's the latest virus news.
Pick one that contains mostly alcohol, and has few other ingredients.
The EUA program, established in 2004, gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to grant temporary, accelerated approval to a medical drug or device needed in a public health emergency. The EUA review process is less rigorous than a regular approval.
A COVID-19 vaccine would need to prevent or decrease the severity of the disease by 50% or more, according to FDA guidelines. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn has repeatedly stressed that the agency won’t cut corners.
TRUMP: “The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!” — tweet Saturday.
The FDA is advising consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA due to the potential presence of a toxic chemical.
This past Memorial Day when America paused to pay respect to the millions of our fallen military heroes, unlike the Morning News’ outstanding front page coverage, CNN and MSNBC aired the ceremonies of the president at Arlington Cemetery and Fort McHenry. For the remainder of that day, CNN reverted back to its negative spin of the COVID-19 deaths, the dangers of violating social distancing and not wearing masks on beaches. How contagious is the virus when diluted by 10- to 15-mph beach winds?
The FDA has been working on more stringent guidelines on sunscreen testing and safety for decades. In 2019 the agency proposed what was to be a set of final rules that placed safety testing requirements on manufacturers, a stipulation that had not been in place before.
With many people turning to hand sanitizer to avoid germs when on the go during the pandemic, there are some downsides to relying on it too mu…
With many people turning to hand sanitizer to avoid germs when on-the-go during the pandemic, there are some downsides to relying on it too mu…