Second Trump appointee out at FDA amid credibility concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Trump administration appointee has been ousted at the Food and Drug Administration in the wake of the agency’s botched announcement about an experimental therapy for COVID-19, which medical experts said damaged the health regulator’s credibility with the public. An FDA spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that John “Wolf” Wagner, a political appointee […]

FDA chief apologizes for overstating plasma effect on virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to an outcry from medical experts, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn on Tuesday apologized for overstating the life-saving benefits of treating COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma. Scientists and medical experts have been pushing back against the claims about the treatment since President Donald Trump’s announcement on Sunday that the […]

FDA flags accuracy problem with widely used coronavirus test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential accuracy issues with a widely used coronavirus test could lead to false results for patients, U.S. health officials warned. The Food and Drug Administration issued the alert Monday to doctors and laboratory technicians using Thermo Fisher’s TaqPath genetic test. Regulators said issues related to the equipment and software used to run […]

FDA blocks much-anticipated BioMarin hemophilia gene therapy

FAIRLESS HILLS, PA (AP) — Investors fled drug developer BioMarin in droves on Wednesday, driving shares down by a third after U.S. regulators rejected the company’s potentially game-changing hemophilia A gene therapy over concerns it might not really be a one-and-done lifetime treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s rejection late Tuesday means the San […]

Yale expert discusses potential COVID-19 vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration could authorize emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine before phase three trials are over, according the Financial Times.

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