House lawmakers hold hearings into the baby formula shortage

House lawmakers hold hearings into the baby formula shortage

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Leila Fadel talks to Rep. Rosa DeLauro about a House panel hearing that questioned why it took the FDA four months to issue warnings about baby formula that didn’t meet safety requirements.

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FDA chief to detail delays inspecting baby formula plant

FDA chief to detail delays inspecting baby formula plant

This post was originally published on this siteFederal plans to inspect a baby formula factory linked to the nationwide shortage were slowed by COVID-19, scheduling conflicts and other logistical problems,

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An FDA Advisory Panel is Discussing Ways to Evolve the US Vaccine Strategy

An FDA Advisory Panel is Discussing Ways to Evolve the US Vaccine Strategy

This post was originally published on this siteOutside experts are exploring the need to reconfigure vaccines in order to better protect the nation against new variants.

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Moderna seeks FDA authorization for a 4th COVID vaccine shot for all adults

Moderna seeks FDA authorization for a 4th COVID vaccine shot for all adults

This post was originally published on this siteModerna requested emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a fourth dose of its COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and over.     

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Delay in COVID vaccines for kids upset parents. Experts say it was the right thing to do.

Delay in COVID vaccines for kids upset parents. Experts say it was the right thing to do.

This post was originally published on this siteThe FDA won’t have enough data until the spring to judge whether a vaccine is safe and effective for young children, experts tell USA TODAY.     

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Senate confirms Biden FDA nominee

Senate confirms Biden FDA nominee

This post was originally published on this siteThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a new confirmed leader, after the Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Robert Califf.Califf was confirmed in a vote of 50-46, with one senator voting present. The close vote reflected …

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This week: Confirmation fight over Biden’s FDA nominee comes to a head

This week: Confirmation fight over Biden’s FDA nominee comes to a head

This post was originally published on this siteAn intense confirmation battle over Robert Califf, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is poised to come to a head this week. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) filed cloture on the nomination…

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F.D.A. Nominee Faces Steep Climb to Senate Confirmation

F.D.A. Nominee Faces Steep Climb to Senate Confirmation

This post was originally published on this siteDr. Robert Califf, a former agency commissioner, is encountering opposition over federal opioid and abortion policies and his industry ties.

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Monoclonal antibodies were ‘doing nothing’ against omicron. That’s why FDA pulled its authorization.

Monoclonal antibodies were ‘doing nothing’ against omicron. That’s why FDA pulled its authorization.

This post was originally published on this siteMonoclonal antibodies from drug-makers Regeneron and Eli Lilly have proven ineffective against the omicron variant of COVID-19.     

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Indiana considers approving ivermectin to treat COVID-19 despite FDA warnings: Live updates

Indiana considers approving ivermectin to treat COVID-19 despite FDA warnings: Live updates

This post was originally published on this siteAn Indiana lawmaker wants to block health care providers from discouraging use of anti-parasite medicine ivermectin to treat COVID-19. Latest updates.     

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