Some 928,000 still without power in Puerto Rico after Fiona
An estimated 928,000 homes and businesses were still without power in Puerto Rico on Friday morning after Hurricane Fiona hit on Sunday, causing an island-wide power outage for its roughly 3.3 million people.
Interest in dangerous ‘NyQuil chicken’ videos surged after US agency warning
TikTok searches soared amid flood of media coverage, raising questions about the response to extreme social media challenges
Pfizer/BioNTech seek FDA nod for new COVID boosters for children
Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech on Monday sought the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's authorization for an Omicron-tailored COVID-19 vaccine booster for children aged 5 through 11 years.
Don't cook chicken in NyQuil, FDA warns after TikTok challenge
Cooking chicken in cough medicine NyQuil is not only silly and unappetizing but can also be very unsafe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said, following the "sleepy chicken" TikTok challenge.
US warns monkeypox could mutate to resist antiviral drug
U.S. health officials are warning doctors against overusing the lone drug available to treat monkeypox
Coronavirus: ‘The end is in sight’, WHO chief announces
The comment was the most optimistic from the UN since it declared Covid-19 an international emergency and began describing the virus as a pandemic in March 2020.
The Other Abortion Pill
In the U.S., medication abortion usually consists of two drugs. One of them has always mattered more.
People aged 65 and over urged to book Covid-19 booster jab
Bookings can be done online or over the phone as long as the person had their last Covid jab at least three months ago.
FDA receives reports of cancer linked to breast implants
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received several reports of certain types of cancers in the scar tissue that forms around breast implants, the agency said in a safety notice on Thursday.
Juul Will Pay States Close to $440 Million in Vaping Settlement
The agreement is a result of a two-year investigation into Juul's marketing and sales practices.
U.S. FDA panel votes for Amylyx's ALS drug
Amylyx Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) won the support of external advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.
Biden’s COVID head: ‘God gave us two arms’ to get double vaccinations
President Biden’s coronavirus-response coordinator has said Americans should all get an annual COVID-19 vaccine alongside a flu shot — flippantly saying it is “why God gave us two…
What to Know About the New Booster Shots
New shots targeting the latest version of the Omicron variant will be available soon. When should you get yours? Here’s what experts recommend.
Florida sues FDA over 'delay' of low-cost drug importations
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida sued federal health officials on Wednesday, accusing them of stalling the state's plan to import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the lawsuit against the U.S.
Trump officials tried to ‘bully’ FDA over Covid treatments, House panel says
Congressional investigation finds new evidence of efforts to override health decisions early in pandemic
Hear the News? Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Will Be Available This Fall
About 30 million adults could benefit from a hearing aid, but getting a prescription is an expensive hurdle for many people.
New study reveals when people with Covid are infectious and for how long
Findings call into question current NHS guidance on infection control
Breakingviews - Big Pharma should brace for worst cancer outcome
Drugmakers are facing a grim prognosis. Some $36 billion has been wiped off Sanofi , GSK and its spinoff Haleon in the past 10 days on fears their heartburn medication causes cancer. Although scientific evidence suggests the market is overreacting, German
Liz Truss accuses ‘woke’ civil service of antisemitism
Liz Truss has come under fire for suggesting that the “woke” culture of the civil service “strays into antisemitism”.The foreign secretary has been accused of g
Biden Administration to Allow New Injection Method for Monkeypox Vaccine
The approach — injecting one-fifth of the current dose into the skin instead of a full dose into underlying fat — would help stretch out the nation’s limited supply of vaccine.
Why drugs should be not only decriminalised, but fully legalised
The “War on Drugs” has failed. It’s time that governments, not gangsters, run the drug market.
Banana Boat Recalls Scalp Sunscreen After Carcinogen Detected
Three batches of its Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray were found to have trace levels of benzene. Consumers should stop using the affected product immediately.
Updated COVID Vaccine Boosters to Roll Out in Fall, Reports Say
Pfizer and Moderna hope to deliver versions that are more effective against the BA.5 omicron subvariant, The New York Times reports.
Pfizer starts mid-stage trial for vaccine against Omicron subvariant
Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE said on Wednesday they had started a mid-stage study of a modified COVID-19 vaccine which targets both the original as well as the BA.2 Omicron subvariant.
Breaking Nicotine’s Powerful Draw
Millions of smokers could be forced to confront the agony of nicotine withdrawal as the F.D.A. weighs calling for a drastic reduction in the addictive lure of cigarettes.