Articles about Food and Drug Administration
05 Nov 2021
Pfizer pill cuts risk of severe COVID-19 by 89%
American company Pfizer's experimental antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 cuts the risk of hospitalization and death by 89% in vulnerable adults, according to clinical trial results.
22 Oct 2021
Onion-linked salmonella: US FDA launches probe as hundreds fall ill
Hundreds have fallen sick in the United States after a massive salmonella outbreak reported across 37 states in the country.
21 Sep 2021
US allows entry to fully vaccinated adults. Can Indians travel?
The United States is set to reopen air travel for passengers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
09 Sep 2021
Impossible Foods launches chicken-less chicken nuggets in restaurants in US
Living up to its name, American plant-based meat substitute manufacturer Impossible Foods launched its meatless chicken nuggets at restaurants recently.
23 Aug 2021
US: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine officially granted full approval by FDA
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has finally received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday for use in people aged 16 and above in the country.
21 Aug 2021
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to get US-FDA's full approval next week
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly set to grant full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine next week, expediting the previous timeline for licensing the vaccine.
13 Jul 2021
FDA adds warning of rare reaction risk to J&J vaccine
US regulators on Monday added a new warning to Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine about links to a rare and potentially dangerous neurological reaction but said it's not entirely clear the shot caused the problem.
11 Jun 2021
FDA rejects emergency-use approval of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN
The United States' top drug regulator - the Food and Drug Administration - has rejected Bharat Biotech's application for an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN.
20 Apr 2021
2,200 Remdesivir vials stocked by exporters seized in Mumbai
Police and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials raided two locations in Mumbai and seized 2,200 vials of Remdesivir stocked by exporters, an official said on Tuesday.
25 Feb 2021
Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine highly effective: FDA
Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released by US regulators that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot.
10 Feb 2021
Indian drugmaker to pay $50 million fine for destroying records
Fresenius Kabi Oncology Limited agreed to plead guilty to concealing and destroying records prior to a 2013 US Food and Drug Administration's inspection of its plant and pay $50 million in fines and forfeiture.
30 Dec 2020
Harris receives the first dose of Moderna vaccine on camera
The US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine live on television as part of efforts to build public trust in the inoculation process
12 Dec 2020
US clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, first shot in 24 hours
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for its mass rollout across the United States.
08 Nov 2020
Coronavirus: US reports record single-day spike of 128k new cases
As the United States has been more focused on the Presidential elections this past week, the COVID-19 situation has worsened.
06 Sep 2020
COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely
In light of the havoc wreaked by COVID-19, governments around the world have become more than willing to fast-track regulatory approvals and launch promising vaccines, anti-virals, and tests for their citizens.
04 Sep 2020
#VaccineTracker: Early COVID-19 vaccine results expected by September 15
As the COVID-19 crisis is deteriorating with every passing day, all the hopes are pinned on the development of a safe and effective vaccine.
27 Jul 2020
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage
In a major development, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by biotech giant Moderna Therapeutics has gone into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.
15 Jul 2020
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27
Moderna Therapeutics has come a long way with its candidate vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.
22 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: Testing negative probably isn't the free pass you think
Over the past six months, the novel coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly ninety lakh people and killed over 4.6 lakh worldwide.
02 Jun 2020
Remdesivir reportedly approved for COVID-19 treatment in India
Remdesivir has been approved by India's top drug regulator for "restricted emergency use" on COVID-19-infected adults and children.
22 May 2020
Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away
In a matter of months, a never-seen-before coronavirus originating from China has turned the whole world upside down.
19 May 2020
Donald Trump says he is taking anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine
United States President Donald Trump made a surprising revelation on Monday, saying that he has been taking the anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine, for a week and a half now.
13 Apr 2020
Hit by coronavirus, US could start reopening in May
Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is looking at reopening some parts of its economy by May, the government's expert on the infectious disease hinted on Sunday.
28 Mar 2020
US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease
In a major development, a US-based medical device manufacturer has won Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval for a new 'rapid' coronavirus test.
18 Jan 2020
Smart contact lenses are coming. But, what are they?
As market-ready AR glasses continue to evolve, a new kind of device appears to be mushrooming on the block - smart contact lenses.
30 Aug 2019
Why India is blocking JUUL, the popular fruity-flavored nicotine vape
Recently, India's Health Ministry proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, citing health hazards.
25 May 2019
At Rs. 14cr, this gene-therapy is world's most expensive drug
Swiss drugmaker Novartis' new gene therapy, which recently received US approval, may be the world's most expensive drug, priced at an exorbitant $2.125 million (approximately Rs. 14cr).
07 Dec 2018
Now, a male birth control gel is on its way
A lot of couples in the world face the problem of unintended or unplanned pregnancy.
30 Nov 2018
Kumaraswamy requests Goa to lift ban on import of fish
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, in a letter to his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar, has asked that the ban on import of fish into Goa be lifted.
22 Nov 2018
Maharashtra government to make food adulteration non-bailable offense
Maharashtra government today said it would make food adulteration a non-bailable offense and provide for life-term to the offenders.
19 Jun 2018
Maharashtra: Food poisoning claims 3 children's lives; 40 hospitalized
Three children died and at least 40 people were hospitalized due to suspected food poisoning after they had a meal at a function in Maharashtra's Raigad district, police said today.
07 Mar 2018
Maharashtra: Sale of gutka to become non-bailable offense with 3-year-imprisonment
The Maharashtra Government has told the Legislative Council that sale of gutka -banned in the state- would be made a non-bailable offense.
04 Feb 2018
Radiation from mobile phones not harmful to humans: Study
Studies conducted by the US government reveal that radiations from mobile phones are not really harmful to humans.
25 Jan 2018
Maharashtra bans sale of food items at tobacco selling shops
Maharashtra government on Wednesday banned the sale of tobacco and food items under the same roof. The state becomes the first to implement the move after the Union ministry of health and family welfare issued an advisory in September, 2017.
30 Sep 2017
US health secretary Tom Price quits over private plane scandal
Tom Price, Donald Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary, resigned on Friday amid growing uproar over his use of expensive private planes for official purposes.
26 Jul 2017
This American company embeds chips in employees to track them
It is not uncommon for employers to compete in order to provide various perks and lure employees, but one US-based company is now offering $300-worth "free microchipping" to its employees.
19 Jul 2017
"You cannot donate blood": NACO to LGBTQ community
According to National Aids Control Organization, LGBTQ community fall under the category of 'High Risk Group' and hence they aren't allowed to donate blood.
09 May 2017
Maharashtra- Junk food in school canteens banned
Sale of junk food in school canteens of Maharashtra has now been prohibited by the government.
27 Apr 2017
Mumbai Police bust 'One Coin', an online scam
Mumbai Police has arrested 18 people in connection with 'One Coin', an online scam which promised people lakhs in return for an investment of Rs. 11,900. The arrest led the cops to 4 bank accounts from which Rs. 18.97crore was revived by them.
02 Feb 2017
Trump meets drugmakers on behalf of medicare
President Trump recently met pharma industry leaders at the White House.