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Health Apr 13FDA says patients can get abortion pill via telemedicine
U.S. health officials say patients seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor’s office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Apr 01U.S. allows 2 more over-the-counter COVID-19 home tests
The Food and Drug Administration decision this week is expected to vastly expand the availability of cheap home tests that many experts have recommended for months.
Health Feb 27J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine
The FDA said J&J’s vaccine offers strong protection against what matters most: serious illness, hospitalizations and death. One dose was 85% protective against the most severe COVID-19 illness, in a massive study that spanned three continents — protection that remained…
Health Feb 26FDA advisory panel endorses single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson
The FDA is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J's shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S. Shipments of a few million doses could begin as early as Monday.
Health Feb 24FDA says Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot protects against COVID-19
An analysis by U.S. regulators says Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine provides strong protection against severe COVID-19.
Politics Jan 15Biden taps former FDA head David Kessler to lead COVID-19 vaccine effort
Dr. David Kessler, who will have the title of chief science officer of COVID response, headed the Food and Drug Administration in the 1990s under presidents of both political parties.
Health Dec 18U.S. clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19
The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to beat back an outbreak so dire that the nation is regularly recording more than 3,000 deaths a day.
Health Dec 16WATCH: Moderna COVID-19 vaccine set for approval in U.S. with panel endorsement
The FDA reviewers said that the two-dose vaccine “was highly effective” in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 from occurring “at least 14 days after the receipt of the second dose.”…
Health Dec 15FDA approves first over-the-counter home test for COVID-19
The test kit from an Australian company allows users to swab themselves and get the results at home in about 20 minutes.
Health Dec 15U.S. vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears
Hundreds more U.S. hospitals are set to begin vaccinating their workers Tuesday as federal regulators issued a positive review of a second COVID-19 vaccine shot needed to boost the nation's largest vaccination campaign.