• The U.S. FDA Expands Boosters Shots to All Adults

    11 days ago - By Time

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding authorization for COVID-19 booster doses to include all adults. The decision, announced Nov. 19, broadens the existing emergency use authorization to include anyone vaccinated previously with two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 shots. (The authorization had previously already included those who had received one dose of the Johnson&Johnson-Janssen shots.)
    The Centers for Disease Control will now decide whether to follow that recommendation and advise boosters for all adults, or whether to refine that advice further.
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  • STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA expands emergency use for Pfizer and Moderna Covid boosters; Biden move to lower drug prices would save U.S. $160 billion

    11 days ago - By STAT

    And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda will be extended, however, to get an early start on a holiday break on this side of the pond. A colleague will magically appear in our stead for a few days. And so, we look forward to hanging with assorted short people, hosting a listening party, catching up on our reading, napping here and there, and indulging in a time-honored tradition or two that are appropriate for the occasion. And what about you? This is a fine...
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  • FDA expands emergency authorization for Covid-19 booster shots to all adults

    11 days ago - By STAT

    The Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccine boosters on Friday, signaling that the shots can be given to anyone aged 18 or older at least six months after completion of the primary vaccine series.
    The new policy still requires signoff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to go into effect. The CDC's vaccine advisory panel will meet Friday on the issue. But if the CDC agrees with the FDA, this will be in effect the completion of a Biden administration promise, announced in mid-August, to provide all...
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