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Food and Drug Administration

Agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services

The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products.

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The FDA has authorized the first test for coronavirus that measures antibodies in the blood, key for identifying who's immune and developing a vaccine.
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The pandemic has caused "unprecedented challenges" to the blood supply, the FDA says. The changes shrink the abstinence guidance for gay men.
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Such a test may help scientists learn how widespread the infection is, and how long people remain immune after recovering.
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Vaccines often take years to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Coronavirus researchers seek a fast track.
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The agency reduced its recommended deferral period for male donors who have had sex with another man to three months, down from one year.
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The March 31 story on BodySphere receiving FDA authorization for a rapid antibody test for coronavirus has been withdrawn. In a statement to Reuters, BodySphere..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Although most drugmakers had already pulled the heartburn products months ago, the agency told consumers they should throw out any over-the-counter medications..
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will not sanction Novartis over alleged data manipulation involving the Swiss drugmaker's gene therapy..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the emergency use of Bodysphere Inc's test that can detect the coronavirus in nearly two minutes, the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the emergency use of Bodysphere Inc's test that can detect the coronavirus in nearly two minutes, the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Startups began promoting and delivering at-home COVID-19 tests before they were abruptly shut down last week. Many are still being developed.
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Officials are scrambling for N95 masks and other protective equipment for health care workers as the number of COVID-19 cases is expected to spike.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 days ago

Officials are scrambling for the N95 masks and other protective equipment for health care workers as the number of COVID-19 cases is expected to spike.
 
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 days ago

The FDA has authorized Abbott Labs' coronavirus test that the company says delivers results in five to 13 minutes.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

The CDC botched the coronavirus test. The FDA took weeks to allow others to fix it. Those delays contributed to the current crisis.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

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