Latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration News

Biden on ending hunger in US: 'I know we can do this'

Sep. 28, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday his administration's goal of ending hunger in the U.S. by the end of the decade was ambitious but doable, if only the nation would work together toward achieving it. “I know we can do this," Biden told an auditorium full of...

AP source: Funding bill includes more than $12B on Ukraine

Sep. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid will be included as part of stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, a person familiar with the legislation said Monday. The funding package, which Congress is set to consider this...

Insider Q&A: FDA official on vaping's "promise or peril"

Sep. 26, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s been no honeymoon period for the Food and Drug Administration’s new tobacco chief, Brian King, the public health scientist now responsible for regulating the nation’s multibillion-dollar cigarette and vaping industry. The problems facing FDA’s...

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Sep. 26, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11. Elementary school-aged children already received kid-sized doses of Pfizer’s original vaccine, a third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older -- two primary shots...

US warns monkeypox could mutate to resist antiviral drug

Sep. 15, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning against overuse of the lone drug available to treat monkeypox, saying that even a small mutation in the virus could render the pills ineffective. The Food and Drug Administration updated its guidance this week for Tpoxx, which has...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 14, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 11 The Washington Post on the Respect for Marriage Act The American public overwhelmingly supports marriage equality. More than 70 percent believe same-sex marriage should be legal,...

Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states' teen vaping probe

Sep. 06, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has agreed to pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. ...

Drug company CEO pleads guilty to selling tainted medicine

Sep. 01, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former owner and CEO of a South Florida drug manufacturing company has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for lying to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and allowing contaminated medicine to go to pediatric hospitals. ...

Florida sues FDA over 'delay' of low-cost drug importations

Aug. 31, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida sued federal health officials on Wednesday, accusing them of stalling the state's plan to import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

California won't expand teen vaccines without parental OK

Aug. 31, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won't allow teens age 15 and up to be vaccinated against the coronavirus without their parents' consent. State Sen. Scott Wiener, the bill's author, announced Wednesday he won't put the measure up for a vote in the state Assembly because it...