FDA panel backs first pill for COVID-19 by a small margin
November 30, 2021
If authorized by the agency, molnupiravir would be first antiviral agent available as a pill to treat COVID-19.
CDC unveils mental health protection plan for health care workers
November 22, 2021
“It’s long past time for us to care for the people who care for all of us and address burnout in our health care workers,” said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
CDC: Thirty percent of hospital workers in U.S. still unvaccinated
November 19, 2021
Health care personnel “are not fully immune from vaccine misinformation.”
U.S. overdose deaths hit an all-time high
November 18, 2021
Fentanyl and methamphetamine are contributing to rising numbers of fatalities, federal officials say.
COVID-19 vaccines provide 5 times the protection of natural immunity, CDC study says
November 2, 2021
“We now have additional evidence that reaffirms the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, even if you have had prior infection.”
FDA authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids
October 29, 2021
As soon as the CDC’s director signs off on those recommendations, children can get the shots, perhaps as early as Nov. 3.
FDA panel votes to approve Pfizer’s vaccine for children
October 26, 2021
If the FDA follows the recommendation, as it typically does, ...the shots could be available within days.
FDA authorizes boosters for Moderna, J&J, allows mix-and-match
October 20, 2021
The move gives the vaccine experts on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices latitude to recommended a mix-and-match strategy, if they feel the science supports it.
FDA approves combo pill for severe, acute pain
October 19, 2021
Seglentis contains 56 mg of celecoxib and 44 mg of tramadol.
FDA panel backs second dose for Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients
October 15, 2021
It will be up to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) panel to make more specific recommendations for who might need another shot.