COVID Update: FDA Panel Endorses Emergency Authorization For Pfizer COVID-19 VaccineThe Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel on Thursday recommended the emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID Vaccines: California Health Care Experts Plan for Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine When AvailableThe news about potential coronavirus vaccines is promising but, when approved, the challenge will be distribution. California health officials are making plans now.
Gilead's Remdesivir Becomes First FDA-Approved Drug For COVID-19 TreatmentThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave the green light to remdesivir as the first approved treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
'How Can I Be Sick?' Woman Who Took Hydroxychloroquine For 19 Years To Treat Lupus Still Got COVID-19A Wisconsin woman is warning people that the anti-malarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, wil not protect someone from COVID-19.
Sunnyvale Lab Gives Details On How New Rapid Coronavirus Test WorksOfficials with Sunnyvale-based company Cepheid on Sunday provided some explanation as to how its recently FDA-approved coronavirus test operates.
FDA Approves First Treatment For Kids With Peanut AllergiesThe first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market.
Pentagon Warns Military Not To Use Consumer DNA Kits Due To Security RiskAs more and more people are swabbing their cheeks for saliva samples in hopes of discovering their roots, the Pentagon is warning members of the military not to buy or use direct-to-consumer DNA kits.
Bay Area Patients Stung By Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments As FDA Looks To Clamp DownHundreds of clinics are popping up all over the country offering unapproved and potentially dangerous stem cell treatments.
Concord Company Warned By FDA For Illegally Selling CBD ProductsThe US Food and Drug Administration sent a warning to 15 companies, including a company in the East Bay, that have illegally sold cannabidiol products, better known as CBD, by adding it to food or marketing it as a dietary supplement.
Contra Costa Supervisors Unanimously Approve Ban On Sale Of All Vaping ProductsA ban on the sale of vaping products that have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cannabis vaping products and flavored tobacco products in unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County goes into effect next Monday.
Trump Proposes Ban On Flavorings Used In E-CigarettesPresident Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of breathing problems tied to vaping.