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Biden FDA Commissioner Says ‘Misinformation’ Is ‘Leading Cause Of Death’ In America

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf said in an interview Friday that “misinformation” is the leading cause of death in the United States.Califf, who was confirmed as FDA Commissioner in February, spoke about his concerns that the United States now has a life expectancy five years lower than other rich countries in…

Co-Inventor Of Rotavirus Vaccine, Two Former FDA Officials Take Stand Against Booster Mandates, Support...

Three top vaccine experts penned a Washington Post op-ed Thursday in opposition of booster vaccine mandates for people who have had COVID-19.Dr. Paul Offit, the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine and a former member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and Drs. Luciana Borio and Philip Krause,…

Surgeons Give 57-Year-Old Man A Functioning Pig Heart In Historic Procedure

Surgeons successfully transplanted a genetically-modified pig heart into a man suffering from terminal heart disease, the first procedure of its kind.University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty performed the surgery on David Bennett, a 57-year-old Maryland man, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) announced Monday. Bennett had been bedridden in hospital in the months prior…

Bernie Sanders Opposes Nomination Of Biden’s FDA Pick

December 14, 2021 5:56 PM ET Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday his opposition to President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration over ties to the pharmaceutical industry.Sanders made the announcement in a tweet, saying Biden’s nominee, Robert Califf, is not willing to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry. The…

FDA Scientists Raise Questions About Moderna, J&J Boosters Ahead Of Approval Meeting

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists did not give a resounding endorsement to booster shots of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccines just days before an agency panel is set to review applications from both companies.The agency released a trove of documents this week ahead of meetings Thursday and Friday of its Vaccines and…

FACT CHECK: Image Claims Christine Grady Is The Acting Head Of The FDA

An image shared on Facebook claims Dr. Christine Grady, the wife of White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, is the acting head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Verdict: False Grady works as the chief of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, not as the acting head of the…

FDA Will Need More Time To Decide If Juul Can Sell E-Cigarettes

Health officials delayed a decision Thursday on whether e-cigarettes made by Juul and other top companies can stay on the U.S. market.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it needs longer than the Thursday deadline to determine if Juul and other select companies’ products can continue to be sold in the U.S., according to a…

‘Will You 100% Follow The Science?’: Dana Bash Challenges White House Chief Of Staff...

September 05, 2021 2:57 PM ET CNN’s Dana Bash pressed Sunday White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, asking if President Joe Biden’s administration would follow scientists’ recommendations on COVID-19 booster shots.“You all know President Biden promised to always follow the science, but in this case did he get ahead of the science by setting…

REPORT: FDA Working To Fully Approve Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine By Monday

August 20, 2021 6:18 PM ET The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aiming to grant full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine as early as Monday, The New York Times reported Friday evening. Regulators at the agency were seeking to finish the approval process by the end of Friday but still have paperwork to complete,…
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FDA Head Urges Investigation Into Her Agency’s ‘Interactions’ With Drug Company

The acting head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urged for a government investigation into unusual contacts between members of her agency and the maker of a controversial new drug for Alzheimer’s disease Friday. Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the FDA, tweeted that due to “ongoing interest and questions” she has asked the…
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