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FDA holds public meeting with advisory group on COVID-19 vaccines

With vaccines against COVID-19 inching closer, U.S. regulators took an unusual step Thursday in asking outside scientists: Are the government’s standards high enough to adequately judge the shots?

FDA found serious violations at Eli Lilly plant making Covid drug

U.S. drug inspectors uncovered serious quality control problems at an Eli Lilly and Co. pharmaceutical plant that is ramping up to manufacture one of two promising COVID-19 drugs touted by President Trump as “a cure” for the disease.

White House blocks new FDA guidelines on COVID-19 vaccines

The White House has blocked new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines on bringing potential vaccines for Covid-19 to market that would almost certainly have prevented their introduction before the Nov. 3 election.

New guidance to ensure medicine label claims are genuine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently released new guidance concerning drug labeling. This is an important area to crack down on, as misleading claims can lead to patient harm.

FDA to make it tougher to get a COVID-19 vaccine approved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to spell out a tough, new standard for an emergency authorization of a coronavirus vaccine as soon as this week that will make it exceedingly difficult for any vaccine to be cleared before Election Day.

Second Trump appointee ousted as FDA does damage control

Another Trump appointee has been removed from a top communications post at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the agency continues its damage control in the wake of a botched announcement about an experimental therapy for COVID-19.

Op-Ed: FDA walks back its claim on plasma therapy benefits for COVID-19

On Monday night, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn walked back his claim that an experimental plasma therapy had provided a dramatic benefit to Covid-19 patients.

Op-Ed: Trump accuses FDA of purposely slowing COVID-19 vaccine trials

Washington - President Donald Trump on Saturday took his anger out on the FDA, accusing the agency of purposely slow-walking efforts to test possible vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 until after the November election.

New guidance for the quality control of cannabis compounds

Cannabis and related compounds are being used in a range of research studies. This has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue guidance on sources, quality control, and methods of THC calculation.

FDA Warning — Do not use these nine brands of hand sanitizer gels

The FDA is warning consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

U.S. is now stuck with a stockpile of hydroxychloroquine

Now that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked permission for hydroxychloroquine to be used for the treatment of COVID-19, the federal government is left with a stockpile of 63 million doses, according to an HHS spokesperson.

FDA asks makers of hand sanitizers to add denatured alcohol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday asked makers of hand sanitizers to add denatured alcohol to the products in order to make them less palatable in a bid to discourage people, especially children, from drinking the liquid.

FDA issues warnings on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers Friday against taking malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 outside a hospital or formal clinical trial setting after “serious” poisoning and deaths were reported.

Be careful of unregulated blood tests for COVID-19 antibodies

Blood tests for the coronavirus could play a key role in deciding whether millions of Americans can safely return to work and school. However, with almost no FDA oversight - a“Wild West” of unregulated tests has been created, causing confusion.

FDA raises minimum age to 21 for all tobacco products in U.S.

A new law in the United States that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 is now in effect, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

CBD products take a hit after FDA says they may not be safe

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its stance on CBD, short for cannabidiol, a chemical found in cannabis that does not induce a high. The FDA said it cannot recognize CBD as safe or approve products that contain it.

FDA grilled for dropping the ball as vaping deaths rise to eleven

The FDA came under fire from lawmakers on Wednesday for dropping the ball in regulating the vaping industry, even as teen use soared and the number of vaping-related deaths has risen.

Vitamin E under investigation in vaping-induced lung illnesses

New York - Federal and state officials investigating the mysterious eruption of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use have turned up a vitamin in vape products that is normally found in supplements and skin creams.

FDA extends comment period on products containing cannabis

The FDA has extended the public comment period related to cannabidiol by two weeks, from July 2 to July 16, the agency’s principal deputy commissioner Dr. Amy Abernethy announced yesterday.

FDA works with food industry to standardize food labeling

If you’re like most consumers, you check the “sell by” or “use by” label before you buy food products. But, is it OK to eat an item after the date stamped on the label? The FDA wants to change those confusing labels to reduce food waste.

FDA to hold first public hearing on legalizing CBD in foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold its first public hearing Friday, May 31, into how it should regulate CBD products. The FDA wants data on CBD's safety in food products so it can form a regulatory framework.

FDA works to make CBD legal while sending out warning letters

Washington - U.S. regulators say they’re exploring ways CBD could be used legally in foods and dietary supplements and will hold a public hearing on the cannabis compound next month. At the same time, warning letters have been sent to several companies.

CBD rules process in U.S. could take three years or longer

The outgoing head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggested on Tuesday that it would take several years for the agency to come up with rules around allowing hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) in food products—unless Congress steps in.

FDA drug supply chain pilot project spurs blockchain advancements

Bethesda - FDA’s Pilot Program under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) requires the Agency to explore and evaluate methods to enhance the safety and security of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain. This includes blockchain.

Jennie O Turkey — Salmonella outbreak reported in US and Canada

Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc., is recalling approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.

FDA — It's still illegal to add CBD oil to food, health products

There is still a lot of work ahead for hemp farmers to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil as an ingredient in food or health products, even though President Donald Trump signed the farm bill making hemp an agricultural crop.

Op-Ed: ‘Clean meat’, grown in labs, gets regulatory OK

Washington - The virtual super nova of interest in clean meat has arrived at the regulatory stage. The FDA and USDA are to jointly regulate lab grown meat, in a major new development. Clean meat is heading for the shelves with big money backing.

Study finds the FDA allows tainted supplements to be sold in U.S.

More than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements were found to contain unauthorized and undeclared pharmaceuticals between 2007 and 2016, according to data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Avoid eating food or drink prepared with liquid nitrogen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers against eating food prepared with liquid nitrogen. This is due to the risk of internal organ damage.

FDA approves 'Natural Cycles' birth control app

The FDA has now granted marketing approval to an app that tracks a user's temperature and menstrual cycle in order to determine which days they are fertile and which days they aren't.
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