Pfizer seeks FDA approval for vaccine booster dose

Pfizer seeks FDA approval for vaccine booster dose

[ad_1] Pfizer is seeking U.S. approval of a booster dose of its two-shot Covid-19 vaccine. The drugmaker announced Wednesday it has started the approval process for a third dose of its vaccine for Americans ages 16 and older. The company says it expects to complete its application with the Food and Drug Administration by the … Read more

FDA approval of a Covid vaccine could mean a rapid jump in shots in arms

FDA approval of a Covid vaccine could mean a rapid jump in shots in arms

[ad_1] As of last week, in spite of an extremely high level of confidence among policy officials and public health experts that any of the three Covid-19 vaccines with emergency use authorization are safe and effective, about 70 million adults in the U.S. remained unvaccinated, as well as nearly 50 million children under age 12 … Read more

Vaccine hesitancy unlikely to disappear because of FDA approval

Vaccine hesitancy unlikely to disappear because of FDA approval

[ad_1] In deciding whether to get vaccinated against Covid-19 along with his wife, Matt Zeiss has been monitoring reports of adverse side effects tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and waiting to see when U.S. regulators fully approve the vaccines’ use. That happened Monday, when the Food and Drug Administration formally approved … Read more

After FDA approves Pfizer vaccine, several steps remain before kids under 12 can be vaccinated

After FDA approves Pfizer vaccine, several steps remain before kids under 12 can be vaccinated

[ad_1] The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to grant full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine Monday for people ages 16 and up is a pandemic milestone, but parents may wonder what it means for their young children who still aren’t authorized to get vaccinated. While Mondays approval doesn’t cover young people ages 12 to … Read more

FDA vaccine approval good news for markets, employment, economy

FDA vaccine approval good news for markets, employment, economy

[ad_1] The decision Monday by the Food and Drug Administration to grant full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose vaccine pushed markets higher, boosting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 300 points and propelling the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to fresh highs. Investors appeared to express confidence the move could represent an inflection point for the … Read more

Cheaper OTC devices fill void left by FDA delay on hearing aids

Cheaper OTC devices fill void left by FDA delay on hearing aids

[ad_1] Spurred by decades of complaints about the high cost of hearing aids, Congress passed a law in 2017 to allow over-the-counter sales, with hopes it would boost competition and lower prices. Four years later, federal regulators have yet to issue rules to implement the law. But changes in the industry are offering consumers relief. … Read more

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer's Covid vaccine

[ad_1] The Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose vaccine Monday for people ages 16 and up, making it the first Covid-19 vaccine to pass this final regulatory hurdle. “The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the Covid-19 pandemic,” Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock … Read more

FDA warns people not to take veterinary drugs to treat Covid-19

FDA warns people not to take veterinary drugs to treat Covid-19

[ad_1] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is urging people to stop taking veterinary drugs to treat or prevent Covid-19 after receiving multiple reports of patients who have been hospitalized after “self-medicating with ivermectin intended for horses,” according to the federal agency. “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop … Read more