Tag: FDA

Fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose authorised for Americans over 50

March 31, 2022

The Head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Peter Marks, has encouraged getting a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for increased protection for high-risk persons. The FDA has already approved a second booster shot or fourth mRNA vaccine dose for American […]

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FDA approves booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for US citizens

September 24, 2021

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved of a booster shot for the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine for at-risk individuals in the US. The FDA has amended the prior emergency use authorisation for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to now include a third booster dose to be given at least six months after the […]

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Promising new therapy for NTRK fusion cancer

August 24, 2021

by John Battersby In the past the prognosis for patients with Neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) fusion cancer, was poor as the cancer did not respond well to most available therapies. But now a new class of drug, recently approved by the FDA and now available in more than 40 countries, is offering new hope […]

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New device for stroke rehab receives FDA approval

May 3, 2021

In a stroke, damage to motor function on one side of the brain affects movement on the opposite side of a person’s body. Just this year, a novel device designed to help stroke patients recover wrist and hand function by overcoming this specific problem has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

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Thailand preps for Sinovac Covid-19 shots; FDA warns no documents, no approval

January 11, 2021

Thailand is underway to receive some 200,000 doses of Chinese-made Sinovac next month, according to news reports; Medical front liners, elderly people, and those in the high-risk groups are said to be prioritized.  The country has secured two million doses from Sinovac and will be arriving in batches of 800,000 and 1 million from March […]

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