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The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products.

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Too soon to say if RNC will be safe -U.S. official [Video]

Too soon to say if RNC will be safe -U.S. official

Stephen Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said on Sunday it was "too early to tell" if it would be safe for people to attend August's Republican National Convention in Jacksonville,..

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FDA Commissioner Won't Confirm Or Deny Trump's Unfounded COVID-19 Claim [Video]

FDA Commissioner Won't Confirm Or Deny Trump's Unfounded COVID-19 Claim

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday didn't defend a claim recently made by President Donald Trump. But according to CNN, he didn't support it, either. Dr. Stephen Hahn is..

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Gilead to Charge $3,120 Per Patient for Typical Covid-19 Treatment [Video]

Gilead to Charge $3,120 Per Patient for Typical Covid-19 Treatment

Gilead is the pharmaceutical company behind a drug that’s been approved for COVID emergencies. The FDA officially announced the medicine could be used in treating COVID-19 patients. Gilead has now..

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Former FDA head says 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 possible [Video]

Former FDA head says 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 possible

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday warned that some U.S. states, including Texas, Florida and Arizona, could start to see an 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 cases..

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Gottlieb warns of 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 cases in some U.S. states [Video]

Gottlieb warns of 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 cases in some U.S. states

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday warned that some U.S. states, including Texas, Florida and Arizona, could start to see an 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 cases..

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Return To Sender? Millions Of Hydroxychloroquine Pills Locked In Limbo [Video]

Return To Sender? Millions Of Hydroxychloroquine Pills Locked In Limbo

President Donald Trump once touted hydroxychloroquine as “game changers” in the fight against the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Now, millions of doses of the drug are in limbo after the Food and Drug..

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FDA Warns Against Combining Remdesivir And Hydroxychloroquine [Video]

FDA Warns Against Combining Remdesivir And Hydroxychloroquine

The FDA has issued a warning to healthcare providers regarding two medications being tested with COVID-19. The warning cautions against administering hydroxychloroquine in combination with remdesivir...

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Trump Criticizes FDA Over Hydroxychloroquine Decision [Video]

Trump Criticizes FDA Over Hydroxychloroquine Decision

The U.S. FDA has revoked the emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. According to Reuters, following the revocation, the FDA quickly came under fire from President Donald..

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FDA Revokes Emergency Use of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 [Video]

FDA Revokes Emergency Use of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration withdrew emergency use authorizations for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine on Monday.

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FDA Pulls Emergency Authorization For Hydroxychloroquine [Video]

FDA Pulls Emergency Authorization For Hydroxychloroquine

It's the end of the road for a COVID-19 treatment once heralded as a “game changer” by Trump. The FDA has revoked its emergency use authorization of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. This is..

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Trump Says Hydroxychloroquine Treats COVID-19, Scientists Disagree [Video]

Trump Says Hydroxychloroquine Treats COVID-19, Scientists Disagree

Donald Trump says other countries had provided great reports on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug, has been used for the treatment of the deadly coronavirus...

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New minimally-invasive treatment for 'frozen shoulder' improves patients' pain, function [Video]

New minimally-invasive treatment for 'frozen shoulder' improves patients' pain, function

Scientists have developed a new nonsurgical treatment that decreases erranta blood flow in the shoulder to quickly reduce pain and improve function in patients with adhesive capsulitis, also known as..

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Trump Says Unproven COVID-19 Drug Gives Him 'Additonal Level Of Safety' [Video]

Trump Says Unproven COVID-19 Drug Gives Him 'Additonal Level Of Safety'

President Donald Trump defended his use of hydroxychloroquine as a way to prevent getting COVID-19. During a visit to the U.S. Capitol, he said he feels it gives him “an additional level of..

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WHO warns against use of hydroxycholoroqine to treat Covid-19 [Video]

WHO warns against use of hydroxycholoroqine to treat Covid-19

A World Health Organisation official has warned against the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, following President Donald Trump's claim on May 19 that he was taking the..

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Trials show progress on COVID-19 immunity, vaccines [Video]

Trials show progress on COVID-19 immunity, vaccines

Two studies on monkeys published Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection. In a separate published study Inovio..

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J&J to stop selling talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada [Video]

J&J to stop selling talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada

Johnson and Johnson on Tuesday said it would stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the United States and Canada as part of a broad reassesment of its consumer product portfolio..

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Trump defends hydroxychloroquine use as others caution against it [Video]

Trump defends hydroxychloroquine use as others caution against it

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his use of a prescription malaria drug to try to ward off the novel coronavirus despite medical warnings, saying it was up to individuals to make their..

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Trump defends his use of unproven coronavirus treatment [Video]

Trump defends his use of unproven coronavirus treatment

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his use of a prescription malaria drug to try to ward off the novel coronavirus despite medical warnings, saying it was up to individuals to make their..

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Trump Has Been Taking Risky Med Hydroxychloroquine For Almost Two Weeks [Video]

Trump Has Been Taking Risky Med Hydroxychloroquine For Almost Two Weeks

President Donald Trump Monday made a startling reveal for those with medical knowledge. He said he has been taking the experimental drug hydroxychloroquine "every day" for a week and a half. There is..

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'Astonishingly reckless': Schumer blasts Trump's hydroxychloroquine use [Video]

'Astonishingly reckless': Schumer blasts Trump's hydroxychloroquine use

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for saying he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the virus despite medical warnings..

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Trump Takes Hydroxychloroquine To Prevent Getting COVID-19 [Video]

Trump Takes Hydroxychloroquine To Prevent Getting COVID-19

President Donald Trump announces he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative medicine. Despite medical warnings from the FDA to not use the drug against the coronavirus, Trump is using it. He..

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The FDA ordered an at-home coronavirus testing program funded by Bill Gates to stop testing until the agency gives approval [Video]

The FDA ordered an at-home coronavirus testing program funded by Bill Gates to stop testing until the agency gives approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered a coronavirus testing program in Seattle to stop working. The FDA said the Bill Gates-backed program must wait for additional approval from them. According..

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Worst Wall Street week since March ends with a rally [Video]

Worst Wall Street week since March ends with a rally

U.S. stocks clawed back losses for a second day in a row in a volatile session but Friday's gains were not enough to stop the week from the biggest stock market drop since March. Conway G. Gittens has..

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Multiple brands of hand sanitizer recalled or should be avoided due to methanol risk, FDA says. See the list.

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FDA says a coronavirus vaccine would have to be at least 50% effective to be approved

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A dozen states now part of outbreak linked to salad mixes sold at Jewel-Osco, Hy-Vee and Aldi

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration have added more states to an investigation into tainted bagged salads.
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FDA is warning people of these 9 hand sanitizers with a potentially lethal ingredient

The FDA is warning people not to use certain hand sanitizer products due to the presence of a toxic and potentially deadly substance called methanol.
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9 Hand Sanitizers May Be Toxic, F.D.A. Warns

The warning applies to nine lines of hand sanitizer manufactured in Mexico that contain methanol, or wood alcohol, which can be dangerous, the agency said.
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Trump Hydroxychloroquine Push Secured Millions of Likely Useless Coronavirus Pills

Before the F.D.A. withdrew its waiver to stockpile the drugs as coronavirus treatments, the Trump administration had embarked on a headlong effort to import tens of millions of doses.
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Trump critical of FDA decision to revoke emergency use of drug he has promoted for COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday revoked its emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, but quickly came under fire from President Donald Trump, who said only..
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FDA warns against combination of malaria drug and Gilead's remdesivir

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a warning to healthcare providers against administering malaria drug hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine in combination with Gilead Sciences'..
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U.S. FDA revokes emergency use status of drug touted by Trump for COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday revoked the emergency use authorization for malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, the use of which has been championed by U.S...
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F.D.A. Says Some Masks Made in China Shouldn’t Be Reused

The agency is revising its rules, saying some N95 masks mainly used by health care workers and emergency responders cannot undergo decontamination for further use.
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Fact check: Early research shows fabric could neutralize coronaviruses

FDA-approved fabric used since 2017 as wound dressing can use electricity to neutralize coronaviruses after a minute of contact, early research shows.
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Exclusive: White House kept FDA in the dark on Russian ventilators for New York and New Jersey

When U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to accept a shipment of ventilators from Russian President Vladimir Putin at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, the White House did not alert the FDA as it..
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They Evoke Darth Vader, but These Masks May Save Your Doctor’s Life

With medical masks in short supply, several hospitals have turned to industrial models. They get rave reviews and are allowed by the F.D.A., but the Trump administration has no plans to encourage..
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Trump says he's finished hydroxychloroquine regimen to ward off COVID-19

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Exclusive: Russian ventilators reached U.S. states without FDA oversight

Russian-made ventilators now under investigation for causing deaths in Russia were not authorized by U.S. health regulators before the same model was sent to New York and New Jersey at the height of..
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FDA investigates lab as tens of thousands of COVID-19 test results in Florida are questioned

The dispute is expected to affect testing across the U.S. and also raises questions about how regulators and hospitals approve and choose labs.
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U.S. FDA names 27 coronavirus antibody tests no longer ok to be sold

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday identified 27 coronavirus antibody tests that should no longer be sold in the United States, following up on new regulations meant to weed out dubious..
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Does baby powder cause cancer? Johnson & Johnson stops selling talc powder after years of scrutiny

Is baby powder really safe? The Food and Drug Administration is trying to answer that question about talc, which is similar in structure to asbestos.
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Can hydroxychloroquine prevent COVID-19? President Donald Trump thinks maybe. There's no data to support that.

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What to Know About Hydroxychloroquine

Here are the facts on hydroxychloroquine, which the president has promoted to fight Covid-19 despite warnings from the F.D.A. that it can cause heart problems.
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Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warning

U.S. President Donald Trump, in a surprise announcement, said on Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the coronavirus despite medical warnings about the use of the..
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Trump says he's hydroxychloroquine, the drug he touted as coronavirus treatment, despite FDA warnings

President Donald Trump said Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that he's repeatedly touted as a treatment for coronavirus.
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FDA suspends Gates-backed at-home COVID-19 testing program

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Gates-backed at-home COVID tests await approval as FDA OKs separate kit

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FDA approves standalone at-home sample collection kit

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Refrigerated trucks used as morgues during coronavirus pandemic can transport food again, FDA says

What happens to a truck used as a temporary morgue as COVID-19 fatalities climbed? The FDA says it can be cleaned and begin transporting food again.
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F.D.A. Halts Coronavirus Testing Program Backed by Bill Gates

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Congress Debates New Relief as State Budgets Are Ravaged

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Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify to Senate hearing on reopening amid coronavirus

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