(NEW YORK) -- Jane was living in rural New Mexico when she discovered she was pregnant. She never wanted to have children or carry a pregnancy and knew immediately she wanted an abortion. But while abortion remains legal in the state, she says she also... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Two of the country’s largest pharmacy chains, CVS and Rite Aid, confirmed to ABC News this week that they had restricted the amount of Plan B or morning-after pills a customer could buy, following a spike in demand for emergency contraceptive... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Pfizer's COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid has been hailed as a breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. The pills have shown to dramatically reduce the risk of being hospitalized or dying for people who are at high-risk of COVID-19. But mounting evidence suggests Paxlovid may... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday the recall of more than 407,000 over-the-counter pill bottles, citing the products do not meet the child resistance packaging required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). Aurohealth recalled nearly 137,300 units of the Walgreens... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A major producer of the abortion pill in the U.S. says it has ample supply if demand suddenly soars in the wake of a Supreme Court decision and that it's working with federal regulators to make the drug available in pharmacies by... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Comedian Amy Schumer revealed Monday that she is taking the COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid as part of her overall care package as she recovers from the infection. Paxlovid is a Food and Drug Administration-authorized treatment given as a series of pills over five... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When David Bookstaver tested positive for COVID-19 he happened to have a telehealth consult with his doctor already scheduled that day, to talk about going on medication to moderate his high blood pressure. On that call Bookstaver, 63, says his doctor mentioned... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The United Nations-backed Medicines Patent Pool announced Thursday it has signed an agreement with 35 companies around the globe to produce generic versions of Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral pill. The agreement will allow the treatment to be supplied to 95 low- and middle-income... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Pfizer announced Wednesday it is launching a clinical trial to study the effectiveness of its COVID-19 antiviral pill in young children. The treatment, Paxlovid, was authorized in December 2020 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use in patients aged... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Albert Lam, a geriatrician who works with nursing home patients in Palo Alto, California, was excited to be among the first to prescribe the new antiviral pill Paxlovid after one of his patients tested positive for COVID-19. Hailed as a "game-changer"... Read More.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized Merck's COVID-19 pill for certain adults. The authorization is limited to adults who have a high risk of severe illness and for whom alternative FDA-authorized treatment options are not accessible or medically appropriate. This is the second COVID-19... Read More.