FDA puts strict limits on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

The FDA said in a statement that the change is being made because of the risk of a rare and dangerous clotting condition called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) after…

Abbott Nutrition: Baby formula maker under investigation by FDA and CDC to release certain products on a case-by-case basis

The FDA and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are currently looking into Abbott Nutrition’s powdered infant formula products. Abbott has recalled and held back Similac, Alimentum and…

Whistleblower alerted FDA to alleged safety lapses at baby formula plant months before recalls, complaint shows

The complaint was released Thursday by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Connecticut, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee. The congresswoman said she had received the complaint this week and called its…

F.D.A. Sets Aside June for Potential Decisions on Vaccines for Children Under 5

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration laid out a tentative timetable on Friday for deciding whether to authorize a coronavirus vaccine for America’s youngest children, announcing that June 8…

FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Tobacco Products

April 28, 2022 – The FDA on Thursday proposed a ban on making and selling menthol cigarettes in the United States, as well as most flavored cigars. Health care groups…

F.D.A. Moves to Ban Sales of Menthol Cigarettes

Public health advocates have long sought a menthol ban. When the landmark Tobacco Control Act passed in 2009, giving the F.D.A. the authority to regulate tobacco products, menthol was exempted…

FDA vaccine advisers say a plan for updating Covid-19 shots is needed

The meeting “was a good opportunity to show how complex the decision-making is going to be going forward,” Dr. Eric Rubin, editor in chief of The New England Journal of…

F.D.A. Panel Weighs Challenges of Revamping Covid Vaccines for Fall

WASHINGTON — Researchers trying to devise an updated coronavirus vaccine for use this fall would have to settle on a formula as early as June to meet that deadline, federal…

FDA to Decide by June on Future of COVID Vaccines

April 6, 2022 – The next generation of COVID-19 vaccines should be able to fight off a new strain and be given each year, a panel of experts that advises…

F.D.A. Rushed a Drug for Preterm Births. Did It Put Speed Over Science?

By the time Brittany Bonds gave birth to her third son in the back of an ambulance 10 weeks before he was due, she no longer trusted the drug Makena.…