(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.
(NEW YORK) — One-third of unvaccinated U.S. adults say they will only get in line for the COVID-19 jab once it's fully approved, but medical experts say it can also be risky to wait. Moderna became the latest COVID-19 vaccine maker to apply for full... Read More.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration have lifted a 10-day pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but will issue a fact sheet to medical providers warning them of the potential for extremely rare but serious... Read More.
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.
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.
By SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The first-of-its-kind test for detecting whether someone was infected with COVID-19 in the past -- using the body's T-cells -- was granted emergency authorization by the Food and Drug Administration late Friday night.This... Read More.
By STEPHANIE EBBS and ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of a third COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., declaring the Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe and effective in adults 18 and older.
By STEPHANIE EBBS and ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- An independent advisory panel of infectious disease experts, doctors and scientists voted unanimously to recommend the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson for emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Pulse oximeters, medical devices used in battling COVID-19, may not work effectively on people of color, according to health officials.The small devices clamp onto a patient's finger and measure oxygen levels in... Read More.