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.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
The first Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 are getting their second dose, while Britain has decided to postpone boosters and focus instead on giving more people a first shot — international differences that are adding to public confusion.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Shots for health workers and nursing home residents are expected to begin in the coming days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of what promises to be a strongly protective vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and its…
By Lauren Neergaard, Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has pressed Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn to grant an emergency use authorization for Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine by the end of Friday or face possible dismissal.
By Jonathan Lemire, Darlene Superville, Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
By Associated Press
The FDA decision will kickstart an unprecedented vaccination campaign needed to eventually defeat the virus.
By Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to follow the recommendation issued Thursday by its expert advisers. The advisory group, in 17-4 vote with one abstention, concluded that the shot appears safe and effective against the coronavirus in people 16…
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
An influential government advisory panel convened on Tuesday to answer one of the most pressing questions in the U.S. coronavirus outbreak: Who should be at the front of the line when the first vaccine shots become available?…
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer, Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
The panel of outside experts for the Food and Drug Administration agreed that a pivotal study in patients failed to show “strong evidence” that the drug worked.
Some of the federal government’s top health officials are suggesting a vaccine for COVID-19 could be released in less than two months. The move would be made through a special emergency authorization of the Food and Drug Administration. But the…
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