First e-cigarette authorized in the U.S., FDA cites benefit for smokers

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette, saying the vaping device from R.J. Reynolds can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. … Read More

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine given full approval by U.S. regulators

The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, a milestone that may help lift public confidence in the shots as the nation battles the most contagious coronavirus … Read More

U.S. drugmaker Lilly to submit ‘breakthrough’ Alzheimer’s drug to FDA

Eli Lilly is nearly ready to take another shot at getting approval for a possible Alzheimer’s drug. The drugmaker said Thursday that it plans to submit its potential treatment donanemab … Read More

EU to ditch J&J COVID-19 vaccines from U.S factory after contamination reports

Europe’s drug regulator said on Friday batches of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine made for the region around the time when contamination issues were revealed at a U.S. manufacturing site … Read More

Canada could get J&J vaccine shipment in June as quality concerns linger

Canada could get a shipment of 300,000 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this month. During a COVID-19 press conference on Friday, Joelle Paquette, director-general responsible for … Read More

U.S. FDA expected to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 by next week

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young adults age 12 and older by next week, according to a federal official and … Read More

U.S. faces final step in race to give Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine the green light

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine faces one final hurdle as it races to become the first shot greenlighted in the U.S.: a panel of experts who will scrutinize the company’s data for … Read More

U.S. allows emergency use of 1st antibody drug for coronavirus

U.S. health officials have allowed emergency use of the first antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental approach against the virus that has killed more than … Read More

White House blocks new coronavirus vaccine guidelines that would delay approval

The White House has blocked new Food and Drug Administration guidelines on bringing potential vaccines for COVID-19 to market that would almost certainly have prevented their approval before the Nov. … Read More

Cystic fibrosis drug found to be ‘life-changing’ in new Dalhousie study

A research team at Dalhousie University has found that a drug for cystic fibrosis (CF) has the potential to treat 90 per cent of people living with the disease,  but … Read More

Should e-cigarettes be banned amid coronavirus? Why some U.S. lawmakers are pushing for it

A Stanford University study found those who vaped were five times more likely to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus than non-users, prompting some United States lawmakers to try to … Read More

U.S. FDA approves emergency authorization for coronavirus antigen test with fast results

U.S. regulators have approved a new type of coronavirus test that administration officials have promoted as a key to opening up the country. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday … Read More

First at-home saliva test to detect coronavirus authorized by U.S. FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has authorized the first diagnostic test for the new coronavirus that allows patients to collect saliva samples at-home. The decision … Read More

Remdesivir, hailed as potential COVID-19 treatment, gets emergency U.S. FDA green light

Posted May 1, 2020 4:42 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Remdesivir has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. … Read More

FDA expected to quickly approve experimental coronavirus drug Remdesivir: U.S. official

By Staff The Associated Press Posted April 30, 2020 11:24 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The nation’s top infectious diseases … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. approves 1st at-home test for health-care workers, first responders

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing … Read More