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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Top Democrats renew call to end anti-gay blood ban as Red Cross announces first-ever national shortage crisis

Top Democrats renew call to end anti-gay blood ban as Red Cross announces first-ever national shortage crisis

This post was originally published on this site Last week the Red Cross issued its first-ever warning of a blood shortage so dire it is calling it a “national crisis.” In response 22 top Democratic Senators signed a letter urging the FDA to once and for all end the ban...

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FDA authorizes COVID-19 boosters for 12 to 15-year-olds

FDA authorizes COVID-19 boosters for 12 to 15-year-olds

This post was originally published on this siteThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday authorized Pfizer booster shots for people aged 12 to 15 years, another expansion in the population eligible for the third shots.Booster shots are seen as a key tool to fight the omicron variant,…

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FDA authorizes a second antiviral to treat COVID-19, a Merck pill that can be taken at home: Updates

FDA authorizes a second antiviral to treat COVID-19, a Merck pill that can be taken at home: Updates

This post was originally published on this siteA day after authorizing the first antiviral pill to treat COVID-19, the FDA on Thursday authorized a second: Merck’s molnupiravir. Latest news.     

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Biden expected to announce Califf as FDA pick on Friday

Biden expected to announce Califf as FDA pick on Friday

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden is expected on Friday to announce the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Califf would return for a second stint atop the agency if confirmed, a source familiar with the decision confirmed to…

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Pfizer Says Covid-19 Pill Is 89% Effective in Study

Pfizer Says Covid-19 Pill Is 89% Effective in Study

This post was originally published on this siteThe drug company plans to seek FDA authorization of a treatment that patients could take at home to keep them out of the hospital.

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The FDA reveals why it really hasn’t approved the Moderna vaccine for kids yet

The FDA reveals why it really hasn’t approved the Moderna vaccine for kids yet

This post was originally published on this site  A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the first round of staff vaccinations at a hospital in Denver. The Food and Drug Administration said Sunday that it will need more time to decide if the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages...

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F.D.A. Expected to Clear Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Young Children

F.D.A. Expected to Clear Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Young Children

This post was originally published on this siteExperts said the shot could bring relief to parents anxious about their children getting sick, though some worry that those most at risk may slip through the cracks.

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US to weigh authorizing Pfizer Covid vaccine for younger children

US to weigh authorizing Pfizer Covid vaccine for younger children

This post was originally published on this site A high-level medical panel of US government advisors will meet Tuesday to decide whether to authorize the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 years old. If, as is widely expected, the independent experts convened by the Food and Drug...

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FDA Review of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for Kids Expected

FDA Review of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for Kids Expected

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. health regulators are expected to weigh in soon on the evidence for giving the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to children 5 to 11 years old.

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