New Alzheimer’s drug is first of its kind to be FDA approved

(NEW YORK) -- In a major development for patients and the biotechnology industry, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a new drug, Aduhelm (aducanumab), for treating early Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease... Read More.

FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for 12-15-year-olds

(NEW YORK) -- The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for children ages 12 and up, widening the U.S. population that will be protected against the virus and bolstering chances for a safe return to full-time school in the fall, the Food and Drug Administration... Read More.

Pfizer seeks full FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine

(NEW YORK) -- Pfizer and partner BioNtech announced they are starting the process to seek full Food and Drug Administration approval in the U.S. for their COVID-19 vaccine. Since December, their vaccine has been distributed in the U.S. under an "emergency use authorization," which is... Read More.

FDA to push for ban on menthol cigarettes

(WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration plans to ban menthol in cigarettes and all flavors in cigars, a step the agency says will reduce tobacco use and curb preventable illnesses and deaths. The FDA says flavored products, including menthol, are more appealing to kids... Read More.

FDA authorizes rapid, non-prescription COVID-19 tests

By MATTHEW VANN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- More Americans will soon be able to purchase over-the-counter rapid coronavirus tests without a prescription at their local pharmacy or retail store following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of two more at-home... Read More.

FDA panel to consider osteoarthritis drug tanezumab

By SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A crucial vote of Food and Drug Administration advisory committee members is set for Thursday afternoon, and they could eventually determine whether some of the 32 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis pain may find a... Read More.