"It is absolutely not a blockbuster drug or a miracle drug," one expert said. "We give it because we don’t have anything better."
“I worry it will be Armageddon for the vaping industry.”
Scientists say plasma collected from the blood of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may be beneficial, but rigorous trials have not yet proven that it’s an effective treatment.
The federal agency noted that the two drugs are "unlikely to be effective in treating COVID-19" and could cause serious side effects.
Internal FDA Documents Show How Little Evidence The Agency Had Before Allowing Malaria Drugs To Be Used To Treat COVID-19
A May whistleblower complaint alleged that the FDA’s emergency authorization of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine came about as a result of political pressure from the White House.
“I happen to be taking it," said the president to a stunned audience on Monday.
The agency had previously relaxed its rules for verifying manufacturers’ accuracy data, leading more than 165 unauthorized tests to flood the US market.
The drug's approval comes days after a preliminary study showed a four-day decrease in hospital stays following treatment.
"FDA is concerned that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are being used inappropriately to treat non-hospitalized patients for coronavirus," the agency wrote in a health warning.
The move, which allows the Chinese equivalent of N95 masks to be imported and used by health care workers, is designed to alleviate desperate shortages of personal protective equipment.
The FDA Is Easing Its Ban On Blood Donations From Gay And Bisexual Men Because Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges to the US blood supply,” the FDA said Thursday.
Researchers said the results are preliminary, but indicate it’s important to track the chemicals in food.
Norman "Ned" Sharpless has publicly supported the agency's policies to curb the use of e-cigarettes.
The FDA commissioner, who took stands against teen vaping and online opioid sales, said he wants to spend more time with his family.
Mint, menthol, and unflavored tobacco would be exempt from the new rules, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
The antiviral drug, called Xofluza, can relieve flu symptoms, but it's not meant for everyone. Here's what you need to know.
An FDA panel has voted in favor of an opioid tablet 500 to 1,000 times more potent than morphine. The panel’s head says the drug will kill people.
Anti–Big Tobacco crusader Stanton Glantz settled a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former researcher. Then his center won a $20 million research grant.
The federal agency obtained documents related to the marketing of Juul during an inspection at the e-cigarette manufacturer’s headquarters last week.
These Drugs Fight Fleas And Ticks On Dogs And Cats, But Can Also Have Neurological Side Effects, The FDA Says
The class of drugs is known as the isoxazolines, and it includes popular medications such as Bravecto, Credelio, NexGard, and Simparica.
Teen use of e-cigarettes is an epidemic, according to the FDA.
The FDA sent warnings to 1,300 retailers and demanded that five manufacturers of e-cigarettes, including Juul Labs, prove they can curb youth use.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation devices have been shown to work for depression, and a clinical trial suggests they might also help people with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Name-brand EpiPens have seen skyrocketing prices in recent years, and there have been shortages of the auto-injectors as well.
Because thyroid pills are used to treat serious conditions, the federal agency recommends that you continue to take the medication until you can get a replacement.
The Natural Cycles app uses information about your body temperature and periods to predict when you need to abstain from sex or use protection to avoid pregnancy.
Unlike other contraceptive rings, which need to be replaced every month, Annovera is inserted and removed by the user every month for a year.
Manufacturers are marketing treatments to women as a way to reshape the vagina, relieve vaginal dryness, and treat incontinence.
A rash of official-looking warning letters may be linked to an "international extortion scam," the FDA said.
The FDA Commissioner Praised The Agency’s Food Safety Programs Days After The Trump Team Proposed Eliminating Them
"FDA takes our responsibility for assuring safety of the food supply seriously, and food safety is one of my highest priorities."