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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,…

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…

FDA Panel Votes To Recommend Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus Vaccine For Emergency Authorization

The Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory panel voted 22-0 Friday evening to recommend Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency approval, clearing the way for its authorization, distribution and administration nationwide. The vote followed hours of the panel live-streaming its process of scouring over data from the pharmaceutical company in order to reaffirm that…

Moderna Vaccine On The Way Following FDA Approval, Officials Say

Distribution of Moderna’s vaccine has already begun after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency approval, officials said Saturday, according to The Hill. “Distribution of Moderna vaccine has already begun,” Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, said in a briefing, according to The Hill. “Boxes are being packed and loaded today.…

FDA Greenlights Genetically Modified Pigs For Consumption

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a line of genetically modified pigs Monday for consumption and human therapeutic applications, according to multiple reports. The pigs, referred to as GalSafe pigs, are the first intentional genomic alteration (IGA) line the FDA green-lighted for both human meat consumption and for being “a source for potential…

FDA Has Delayed Approval Process For Promising Cancer Drug For Months Because Of COVID

A promising immunotherapy drug for patients battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may fail to gain FDA approval due to COVID-19 precautions, according to company executives and a quarterly report. The drug’s approval is contingent on two FDA inspections before Nov. 16 of plants where the drug will be manufactured, according to company executives. While the first inspection…

Less Than 25% Of US Adults Say They Would Get A COVID Vaccine Right...

Only 22% of American adults said they would get an approved coronavirus vaccine right away, according to a new survey by research firm Civic Science. Nearly 18% of respondents said they would wait six months or more to get a vaccine that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, while 17% were unsure about…

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