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The United States Food and Drug Administration is a Federal agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. 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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Gilead's remdesivir gets U.S. FDA approval [Video]

Gilead's remdesivir gets U.S. FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences's antiviral drug remdesivir for treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19, making it the first and only drug approved for..

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California to review any COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

California to review any COVID-19 vaccine

An independent panel of experts has been formed in California to review any federally approved Covid-19 vaccine. The move follows concerns that the White House could rush the process. Flora..

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Twitter blocks post by top Trump pandemic adviser [Video]

Twitter blocks post by top Trump pandemic adviser

[NFA] Twitter took down a post by a top coronavirus task force adviser who questioned whether masks worked to cut down on transmission of the respiratory illness. This report produced by Zachary..

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FDA faults quality control at Eli Lilly plant [Video]

FDA faults quality control at Eli Lilly plant

U.S. drug inspectors uncovered serious quality control problems at an Eli Lilly pharmaceutical plant that is ramping up to manufacture one of two promising COVID-19 drugs touted by President Trump as..

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U.S. seeing 'clearly a resurgence' of coronavirus [Video]

U.S. seeing 'clearly a resurgence' of coronavirus

[NFA] The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 213,000 and former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the U.S. is in for a "difficult fall and winter." This report produced by Zachary..

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FDA updates guidelines on coronavirus vaccine [Video]

FDA updates guidelines on coronavirus vaccine

The FDA’s new guidance notes that an Oct. 22 meeting of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will not be to discuss specific vaccine candidates. Story:..

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FDA, EU diverge on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

FDA, EU diverge on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration widened its probe into a serious illness linked to halted clinical trials for AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine, sources told Reuters, while in Europe the..

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J&J launches final study of COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

J&J launches final study of COVID-19 vaccine

The drug giant said it would begin a stage three trial of a single-shot vaccine, which could prove easier to administer than rivals that require two inoculations. This report produced by Zachary..

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Visby's COVID-19 test gets FDA approval [Video]

Visby's COVID-19 test gets FDA approval

Silicon Valley startup Visby Medical has received Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a portable COVID-19 test kit, the first company to do so. Gloria Tso reports.

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PM 'virtue signalling' with civil servants return call [Video]

PM 'virtue signalling' with civil servants return call

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman says the government is "virtue signalling" to the private sector following its calls for civil servants to return to the workplace. He also accused Boris Johnson or..

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PM ‘virtue signalling’ with civil servants return call [Video]

PM ‘virtue signalling’ with civil servants return call

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman says the government is “virtue signalling” to the private sector following its calls for civil servants to return to the workplace. He also accused Boris..

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McEnany: No one pressuring FDA to approve vaccine [Video]

McEnany: No one pressuring FDA to approve vaccine

White House Spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday there is no political pressure on the U.S. drugs regulator to quickly approve a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus disease, after drugmakers..

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U.S. coronavirus cases top 6 million [Video]

U.S. coronavirus cases top 6 million

U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 6 million on Sunday as many states in the Midwest reported increasing infections, according to a Reuters tally. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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New Acne Cream Targets Hormones [Video]

New Acne Cream Targets Hormones

Early next year, dermatologists could have a new weapon with which to do battle against acne. According to Allure, the topical cream Winlevi was officially approved at the end of August by the United..

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S&P 500 Closes At Record High [Video]

S&P 500 Closes At Record High

On Thursday, the S&P 500 extended its record highs. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spoke at this year's virtual Jackson Hole symposium. Business Insider reports that Powell outlined the central..

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Transcript: Scott Gottlieb on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of an interview with former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb that aired October 25, 2020, on "Face the Nation."
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Gottlieb warns of "dangerous tipping point" as virus spread accelerates

The former FDA commissioner says the U.S. is "entering what is going to be the steep slope of the curve, the epidemic curve.
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FDA approves remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment

The Food and Drug Administration approved the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat adults who are hospitalized with COVID-19, although it has not been proven to reduce deaths. Dr. Bob Lahita joins CBSN..
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F.D.A. Approves Remdesivir as First Drug to Treat Covid-19

The move indicated that the drug had cleared more rigorous hurdles since it was given emergency authorization in May.
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Health secretary denies report he wants to oust FDA head

According to a report published in Politico​, Azar had expressed his frustration with Hahn to several allies within his department
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HHS Secretary Alex Azar on COVID-19 vaccine timeline and "concerning" pandemic trend

Coronavirus cases are increasing in nearly 75% of the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss the..
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Pharmaceutical executives face prison time for racketeering, after breaking FDA laws, enticing doctors to boost opioid sales

A former sales VP for a pharmaceutical company was sentenced to prison tells 60 Minutes he bribed doctors to prescribe fentanyl drugs. Bill Whitaker reports.
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Did the FDA ignite the opioid epidemic?

A drug manufacturer denounces his own industry and explains to 60 Minutes how a label change by the FDA expanded the use of opioids. Bill Whitaker reports.
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Doctor weighs in on coronavirus vaccine timeline, surge in U.S. cases

Moderna's CEO says interim results are expected next month from a large clinical trial of the company's coronavirus vaccine -- one of several vaccines in the final phase of testing. If all goes well,..
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Government agency will investigate Trump administration political influence over FDA, CDC

Both agencies have been caught in political crossfire since the start of the pandemic, as preventative health measures became politicized.
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Gottlieb says "biggest wave" of coronavirus infections still to come

The former FDA commissioner says the U.S. has "two or three very hard months ahead of us."
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Don't inject politics into vaccine policy

People are already suspicious about vaccines. Political pressure on the Food and Drug Administration will further undermine trust.
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This week on "Face the Nation," October 18, 2020

DNC Chair Tom Perez, Adm. Mike Rogers, and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb appear on Sunday's "Face the Nation"
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Pfizer will not seek COVID-19 vaccine authorization before election

Pfizer announced Friday it will apply for FDA emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine "soon after the safety milestone is achieved in the third week in November." Meg Oliver has details.
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Pregnant women should not take ibuprofen after 20 weeks, FDA says. It could harm the baby's kidneys.

Some of the most commonly used pain and fever medications could cause fetal kidney problem at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to the FDA.
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Gottlieb predicts "a lot of death and disease" as COVID cases rise

The former FDA commissioner says the U.S. is "in a difficult situation heading into the fall" as the virus surges in parts of the country
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What would be required to get Trump's new favorite COVID antibody treatment on the market?

President Trump touts an experimental COVID antibody cocktail made by Regeneron and wants it free for all Americans. The FDA can fast-track approval.
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Doctor on FDA's COVID vaccine guidelines and VP debate safety

The FDA has issued guidelines for coronavirus vaccine manufacturers which make it extremely unlikely that a vaccine will be approved before Election Day. And there's ongoing concern about the COVID-19..
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A Dose of Vaccine Reality

The F.D.A. releases guidelines that had been trailed by politics: This is your morning tip sheet.
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FDA's new vaccine guidance that pushes approval past election

President Trump said Monday that a vaccine is coming "momentarily," but the FDA says more safety monitoring comes first.
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FDA coronavirus vaccine guidelines raise doubts over approval by Election Day

Guidelines by the FDA all but close the door on having a coronavirus vaccine by Election Day. Meg Oliver reports.
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CDC changes guidance on COVID-19, says airborne transmission is possible

The CDC has again updated its COVID-19 transmission guidance, saying the virus can travel farther than six feet though "airborne" transmission. At the FDA, career scientists are reportedly being..
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White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines

The F.D.A. proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day.
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Gottlieb says those around Trump earlier in the week "not in the clear"

The former FDA commissioner says "anyone who was with the president Tuesday, Wednesday is not in the clear."
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Is a coronavirus vaccine possible in 2020?

Pfizer says it could have results as soon as the end of October for its possible COVID vaccine. But health experts are concerned about avoiding any possible political interference in the process ahead..
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Gottlieb warns of "very dangerous season" for coronavirus as cases rise

The former FDA commissioner says the number of infections remains high heading into the fall and winter.
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TikTok "Benadryl Challenge" prompts FDA warning on overdoses

Agency cites reports of teens hospitalized or dead from misuse of allergy medication in an attempt to get high.
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Recalled mushrooms likely linked to salmonella outbreak shipped to restaurants in more than 30 states

The FDA and CDC are investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections that has sickened 41 and is likely linked to wood ear mushrooms.
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Trump says he may not OK stricter FDA standards for vaccine approval

Mr. Trump told reporters tightened standards from the FDA for an emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine "sounds like a political move."
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Covid-19 News: Live Updates

President Trump said the White House “may or may not” approve new F.D.A. guidelines that would toughen the process for approving a coronavirus vaccine.
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Trump May Reject Tougher F.D.A. Vaccine Standards, Calling Them ‘Political’

In suggesting he might reject tougher guidelines, President Trump once again undermined efforts by government scientists to bolster public confidence in their work.
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F.D.A. to Release Stricter Guidelines for Emergency Vaccine Authorization

The new guidelines underscore the fact that a vaccine is highly unlikely before the election.
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Gottlieb "deeply concerned" about uptick in coronavirus cases heading into fall

The former FDA commissioner says he thinks the U.S. will have "at least one more cycle with this virus, heading into the fall and winter."
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Feds roll out plan to distribute free COVID-19 vaccine once approved

Officials said Wednesday that vaccine distribution will be set in motion "within 24 hours" of FDA approval.
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