Latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration News

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...

FDA chief says long-awaited opioid review still in the works

Aug. 30, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-awaited review of prescription opioid medications, including their risks and contribution to the U.S. overdose epidemic, is still underway at the Food and Drug Administration, the agency's commissioner said Tuesday. Dr. Robert Califf wrote in a blog entry...

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

Aug. 29, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

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 facts: ___ Congress didn’t exempt its...

Tweaked COVID boosters close but how much will they help?

Aug. 25, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

COVID-19 vaccines tweaked to better match today’s omicron threat are expected to roll out in a few weeks but still up in the air is how much benefit the booster shots will offer, who should get one -- and how soon. Pfizer and rival Moderna both asked U.S. regulators this week to...

Study: Pfizer COVID pill showed no benefit in younger adults

Aug. 24, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer's COVID-19 pill appears to provide little or no benefit for younger adults, while still reducing the risk of hospitalization and death for high-risk seniors, according to a large study published Wednesday. The results from a 109,000-patient Israeli study...