Articles about Food and Drug Administration

Pfizer pill cuts risk of severe COVID-19 by 89%

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.

Onion-linked salmonella: US FDA launches probe as hundreds fall ill

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.

US allows entry to fully vaccinated adults. Can Indians travel?

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.

Impossible Foods launches chicken-less chicken nuggets in restaurants in US

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.

US: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine officially granted full approval by FDA

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.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to get US-FDA's full approval next week

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.

FDA adds warning of rare reaction risk to J&J 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.

FDA rejects emergency-use approval of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN

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.

2,200 Remdesivir vials stocked by exporters seized in Mumbai

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.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine highly effective: FDA

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.

Indian drugmaker to pay $50 million fine for destroying records

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.

Harris receives the first dose of Moderna vaccine on camera

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

US clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, first shot in 24 hours

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.

Coronavirus: US reports record single-day spike of 128k new cases

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.

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

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.

#VaccineTracker: Early COVID-19 vaccine results expected by September 15

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.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

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.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

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.

Coronavirus: Testing negative probably isn't the free pass you think

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.

Remdesivir reportedly approved for COVID-19 treatment in India

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.

Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away

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.

Donald Trump says he is taking anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine

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.

Hit by coronavirus, US could start reopening in May

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.

US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease

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.

Smart contact lenses are coming. But, what are they?

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.

Why India is blocking JUUL, the popular fruity-flavored nicotine vape

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.

At Rs. 14cr, this gene-therapy is world's most expensive drug

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).

Now, a male birth control gel is on its way

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.

Kumaraswamy requests Goa to lift ban on import of fish

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.

Maharashtra government to make food adulteration non-bailable offense

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.

Maharashtra: Food poisoning claims 3 children's lives; 40 hospitalized

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.

Maharashtra: Sale of gutka to become non-bailable offense with 3-year-imprisonment

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.

Radiation from mobile phones not harmful to humans: Study

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.

Maharashtra bans sale of food items at tobacco selling shops

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.

US health secretary Tom Price quits over private plane scandal

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.

This American company embeds chips in employees to track them

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.

"You cannot donate blood": NACO to LGBTQ community

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.

Maharashtra- Junk food in school canteens banned

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.

Mumbai Police bust 'One Coin', an online scam

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.

Trump meets drugmakers on behalf of medicare

02 Feb 2017

Trump meets drugmakers on behalf of medicare

President Trump recently met pharma industry leaders at the White House.