• Pfizer to request emergency FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine

    Pfizer to request emergency FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine

    Pfizer and BioNTech said they will ask the feds for emergency approval of their experimental coronavirus vaccine on Friday.
  • FDA gives emergency clearance to Eli Lilly’s experimental COVID-19 antibody treatment

    FDA gives emergency clearance to Eli Lilly’s experimental COVID-19 antibody treatment

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued an emergency clearance to Eli Lilly’s experimental COVID-19 antibody treatment. The drug, praised by President Trump, was proven effective in
  • Novavax COVID vaccine gets ‘fast track’ status from FDA

    Novavax COVID vaccine gets ‘fast track’ status from FDA

    The US Food and Drug Administration has granted “fast track” status to Novavax’s experimental coronavirus vaccine, the company announced Monday. The designation will allow the
  • Trump reportedly considers fast-tracking AstraZeneca vaccine before election

    Trump reportedly considers fast-tracking AstraZeneca vaccine before election

    The Trump administration is weighing a fast-tracked process that would allow AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine to be used in the US before November’s presidential election, a new report says. One plan under consideration would see the Food and Drug Administration issue an “emergency use authorization” for the British drugmaker’s vaccine candidate in October, the Financial Times …
  • CFDA chairman Tom Ford nominated for two CFDA Awards

    CFDA chairman Tom Ford nominated for two CFDA Awards

    Tom Ford is being slammed by fashion insiders and fans alike after ruffling fashionable feathers yet again as the chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. This year’s CFDA Awards — considered the fashion world’s Oscars — was postponed, but the nominations came out this week to a flurry of criticism, including allegations …
  • Pfizer shares tumble after setback with breast cancer treatment

    Pfizer shares tumble after setback with breast cancer treatment

    Shares of Pfizer fell nearly 7 percent on Monday after an independent data monitoring committee determined the drugmaker’s breast cancer treatment was unlikely to meet the main goal of a late-stage study. The treatment, Ibrance, was being tested along with the standard of care for early breast cancer in men and women, against standard of …
  • FDA asks drugmakers to recall several diabetes drugs over contaminants

    FDA asks drugmakers to recall several diabetes drugs over contaminants

    US health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that several batches of the drug metformin tested positive for unsafe levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine, a possible cancer-causing chemical …
  • FDA Warns against Unsupervised Use of Chloroquine to Treat Coronavirus

    FDA Warns against Unsupervised Use of Chloroquine to Treat Coronavirus

    The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned against unsupervised use of the malaria drug chloroquine and its derivative hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus after reports of “serious” poisoning and deaths. The agency issued a drug safety warning, saying it is aware of reports of “serious heart rhythm problems” in coronavirus patients who took the drugs. “Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine …
  • Zantac heartburn drug recalled on contamination risk

    Zantac heartburn drug recalled on contamination risk

    US health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than previously thought. The move from the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday applies to all prescription and over-the-counter versions of ranitidine, best known by the brand …
  • CFDA Fashion Awards 2020 postponed admid Chinese virus

    CFDA Fashion Awards 2020 postponed admid Chinese virus

    The Met Gala isn’t the only glitzy red carpet being postponed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.