Latest Drug approvals News

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

FACT CHECK: Trump pitches drug not approved for coronavirus

Apr. 6, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pitching a medicine for COVID-19 sufferers that science has not concluded is effective or safe for their use. “Take it,” he said of the drug. For people sick with the coronavirus, he said Sunday, “It can help them but it’s not going...

FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus accompanied by Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Vice President Mike Pence, and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, in the James Brady Briefing Room in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus

Mar. 28, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundless assurances keep coming from President Donald Trump, a rosy outlier on the science of the coronavirus pandemic. It's been that way since before the virus spread widely in the United States, when he supposed that the warmer weather of April might have it soon gone, a prospect the...

FILE - In this Monday, March 2, 2020 file photo, Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O'Day speaks at a meeting with President Donald Trump, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, and pharmaceutical executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Gilead, the pharmaceutical giant that makes remdesivir, a promising coronavirus drug, has registered it as a rare disease treatment with U.S. regulators on Monday, March 23, 2020, a status that can potentially be worth millions in tax breaks and competition-free sales. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Potential coronavirus treatment granted rare disease status

Mar. 24, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pharmaceutical giant that makes a promising coronavirus drug has registered it as a rare disease treatment with U.S. regulators, a status that can potentially be worth millions in tax breaks and competition-free sales. What that specialty status will actually mean for the marketing or...

President Donald Trump listens as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says he always knew virus was pandemic

Mar. 23, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is revising history as to how he described the dangers of the coronavirus as it swept across China and showed early signs in the U.S. “I’ve felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic,” Trump insisted last week, adopting a newly...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during press briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's breathless takes on drugs for virus

Mar. 21, 2020 7:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Could be a game changer.” “Very exciting.” “The way they acted with this kind of speed is an incredible thing.” “Very powerful.” “This could be a tremendous breakthrough. Tremendous breakthrough.” “We're going...

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's big promises on COVID-19 often fall short

Mar. 21, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's become a fixture of life under quarantine. Almost daily, President Donald Trump appears on television, flanked by officials, to announce his latest maneuver in the fight against the new coronavirus. He typically unveils a dramatic-sounding emergency measure, a solution that appears...

President Donald Trump attends a teleconference with governors at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence is at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims drug approval for virus

Mar. 19, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump misstated the facts Thursday when he asserted that the Food and Drug Administration had just approved a decades-old malaria drug to treat patients infected by the coronavirus. After his FDA chief clarified that the drug still needs testing, Trump also overstated the...

FILR - In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, Eric Crawford, center right, is hugged by another medical marijuana advocate after a bill to legalize medical cannabis in Kentucky was approved by a state House committee, in Frankfort, Ky. Opponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky pushed back Wednesday, March 4, 2020 as the focus shifts to the Senate, which will decide the bill's fate after it won House passage by a wide margin. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)

Foes push back against medical marijuana bill in Kentucky

Mar. 4, 2020 4:49 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Opponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky pushed back Wednesday as the Senate gets set to decide the fate of a bill that won House passage by a wide margin. At a statehouse news conference, the lineup of opponents included a prosecutor and a doctor. Warren County...

This undated photo provided by Esperion Inc. shows the cholesterol-lowering drug Nexletol made by Esperion Therapeutics Inc.  The Food and Drug Administration on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020  approved Esperion Therapeutics Inc.’s Nexletol for people genetically predisposed to have sky-high cholesterol and others who have heart disease and need to further lower their bad cholesterol.(Esperion Inc. via AP)

FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way

Feb. 22, 2020 4:11 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can't tolerate — or don't get enough help from — widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor. The Food and Drug Administration approved Esperion Therapeutics...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 file photo, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, attends a news conference during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany. On Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a misleadingly compiled video circulating online incorrectly asserting that Pelosi lashed out at CNN host Christiane Amanpour during an interview about U.S. President Donald Trump’s acquittal after being impeached. The video relies heavily on a February interview in Munich. A number of altered videos have targeted Pelosi in the past year. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Feb. 21, 2020 5:48 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashing out at CNN host...