May 09

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday announced emergency authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp. of San Diego. The test can rapidly detect fragments of virus proteins in samples collected from swabs swiped inside the nasal cavity, the…

Apr 24

FDA warns of heart risks with Trump-promoted malaria drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against prescribing a malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus outside of hospitals or research settings.

Mar 21

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s breathless takes on drugs for virus

“Could be a game changer.” “Very exciting.” “The way they acted with this kind of speed is an incredible thing.” “Very powerful.” “This could be a tremendous breakthrough. Tremendous breakthrough.” “We’re going to be able to make that drug available…

Mar 04

FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

Only one facility in the U.S. still uses the shock treatment — a residential school in Massachusetts. The school's administrators have said the shocks help control violent behaviors that endanger patients and those around them. But most experts say the…

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