FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday voted to endorse Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, clearing the way for FDA leaders to grant emergency use authorization amid the ongoing fight against COVID-19. The vote was 22-0, with all committee members voting in

When will the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be available?

While a single-shot coronavirus vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson is pending U.S. regulatory approval, a decision is expected in the coming days. An endorsement from an independent group of experts and an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration would

Is the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine safe?

A third COVID-19 vaccine could enter the fight against the novel virus in the coming days. But what does its safety profile look like? While a panel of independent experts are deliberating endorsement for the vaccine Friday, staff at the Food and

Annie’s removing a chemical in mac and cheese linked to fertility issues

Annie’s Homegrown, largely known for its “organic” macaroni and cheese line, is taking steps to remove a potentially harmful class of chemicals, called ortho-phthalates, from its products and packaging materials.  These chemicals make plastic flexible, and phthalates have already been banned in many kids’ toys

FDA eases Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipping, storage temperatures

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday it is allowing more flexible shipping and storage temperatures for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The change permits transportation and two-week storage at -25 degrees Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius, which is often found in

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? By tweaking their vaccines, a process that should be easier than coming up with the original shots. Viruses constantly mutate as they spread, and most changes aren’t significant. First-generation COVID-19 vaccines appear to be

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