FDA Panel to Weigh Improved Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will vote on Tuesday whether to recommend that updated COVID-19 booster shots be used this fall to protect against Omicron and its highly contagious subvariants. Because the virus mutates so quickly, the FDA may … Read more

Moderna Says COVID Booster ‘Potent’ vs Newer Omicron Variants

June 22, 2022 – Moderna released study results today showing its new Omicron-specific booster increased antibodies against the coronavirus by a factor of 5, even against some of the newer and more worrisome variants. The company also today said it will soon ask the FDA to authorize the use of the vaccine. The company said … Read more

Products to Remove Moles, Skin Tags Can Be Harmful

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It may seem tempting to remove a mole or skin tag you don’t like with a product that promises to make them disappear quickly. Don’t do it, experts say. Dermatologists and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration both warn about the dangers of … Read more

FDA Panel Votes Unanimously for COVID Shots for Youngest Kids

June 15, 2022 – The benefits to America’s youngest children from COVID-19 vaccines far outweigh the negatives, an outside group of FDA advisors said Wednesday. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted unanimously, 21-0, to recommend the use of Pfizer’s vaccines in kids 6 months through 4 years and and Moderna’s vaccine in … Read more

FDA Set to Rule on COVID Shots for Youngest Kids This Week

June 13, 2022 — The FDA is gearing up for a busy week – after a busy weekend releasing information about the effectiveness and safety of both the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children under 5 years old and the Moderna vaccine in children 6 months to 17 years of age. This data comes just before … Read more

Thailand makes marijuana legal, but smoking discouraged

Thailand made it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana as of Thursday, like a dream come true for an aging generation of pot smokers who recall the kick delivered by the legendary Thai Stick variety. The public health minister’s plan to distribute 1 million marijuana seedlings, beginning Friday, has added to the impression that Thailand … Read more

Food Safety Recalls: U.S. System Leaves Consumers Vulnerable

May 26, 2022 – When it comes to finding out about food recalls from a local grocery store, it might be worth shopping around. Some stores, like Eagle Foods and Costco, take decisive action when a food manufacturer or the FDA issues a safety alert. They text or robocall their loyalty card customers so they … Read more

Wysa receives USFDA approval for AI led device for mental health – ET HealthWorld

Bangalore: Wysa, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based platform for behavioural health, has announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough device designation for its AI-based digital mental health conversational agent for patients 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic musculoskeletal pain, depression and anxiety. The device delivers cognitive behavioural … Read more

FDA Warns of Counterfeit Home COVID Test Kits

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning Americans to watch out for phony at-home, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests that look a lot like the real things. The counterfeit test kits may put you at risk of unknowingly … Read more

FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Tobacco Products

April 28, 2022 – The FDA on Thursday proposed a ban on making and selling menthol cigarettes in the United States, as well as most flavored cigars. Health care groups hailed the proposal as a critical step to keep cigarettes out of the mouths of children and Black Americans, who are particularly likely to smoke … Read more