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The head of the Food and Drug Administration says a government review of prescription opioid medications, including their risks and contribution to the U.S. overdose epidemic, is still underway.
A special House panel looking into the government's coronavirus response says the Trump White House tried to pressure U.S. health experts into reauthorizing the drug hydroxychloroquine that had been discredited as a COVID-19 treatment.
U.S. regulators have finalized a long-awaited rule that's expected to allow millions of Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription.
Previously, the Food and Drug Administration had advised taking two rapid antigen tests over two or three days to rule out infection. But the agency says new studies suggest that protocol can miss too many infections.
The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypox outbreak that has infected more than 7,100 Americans.
U.S. regulators say they are no longer considering authorizing second COVID-19 booster shots for all adults under 50 this summer.
Health regulators say nearly 800,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine will soon be available for U.S. distribution.
More than 100,000 monkeypox vaccine doses are being sent to states in the next few days, and several million more are on order in the months ahead, U.S. health officials said Friday.
The FDA said it has completed a required inspection of the overseas plant where the shots are manufactured. The update comes amid soaring demand in New York City, California and other parts of the U.S.
A drug company is seeking U.S. approval for the first birth control pill that women could buy without a prescription.
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