FDA Authorizes 1st Antiviral Pill To Treat COVID-19The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it has greenlighted Pfizer's antiviral pills to treat COVID-19 for emergency use, allowing limited use of the drug in Americans as young as 12 who are at "high risk for progression to severe COVID-19."
Pfizer Asks FDA to Authorize Booster Shot for All AdultsPfizer announced Tuesday it is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize booster doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for all adults, ages 18 and older.
FDA Advisers Endorse Pfizer Booster Shots for Elderly, High-Risk AmericansA panel of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisers voted unanimously Friday in favor of an emergency use authorization for a third dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, six months after some Americans completed their first two doses.
Health Officials Hope FDA's Full Approval Of Pfizer COVID Vaccine Will Convince HoldoutsBay Area public health officials are hoping the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's full approval of the Pfizer COVID vaccine will convince the hesitant and the holdouts to get their shot.
Report: FDA to Give Pfizer COVID Vaccine Full Approval MondayFull approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is expected soon, according to reports.
FDA Approves 'Aduhelm' -- First Drug To Treat Cognitive Decline In Alzheimer's PatientsThe first new drug for Alzheimer's disease in nearly 20 years received approval from government health officials on Monday.
COVID-19: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Arrives in Santa Clara CountyAfter weeks of waiting, the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine just arrived in Santa Clara County on Monday.
Bay Area Health Expert Hails Potential of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine in Pandemic BattleA new milestone in the fight against the pandemic came Friday when the Food and Drug Administration's advisory committee recommended the approval of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency authorization.
UPDATE: Recalled Sportmix Pet Food Linked To 70 Dog Deaths May Have Been Sold In Bay AreaBay Area dog owners should be aware that a pet food linked to 70 dog deaths nationwide may have been sold in local stores.
COVID Vaccine: After FDA Approval First Shipment Of Vaccinations Could Arrive In Bay Area Next WeekThe Bay Area is very close to receiving the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine but only a fraction of the 40 million doses available in the country will be shipped initially.
COVID-19 Vaccine: California Could Get First Round Of Vaccinations By Mid-DecemberThe first round of coronavirus vaccines may arrive in California in a matter of weeks. Moderna will apply for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA Relaxes Donor Rules For Gay Men Due To Blood Shortages Amid COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is dramatically relaxing its restrictions for blood donations, as blood supplies across the US have been declining while coronavirus cases are soaring.
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.
Researcher: Possible Connection Between Diet And Canine Heart Disease Is ReversibleLate last month, the FDA released an update on a troubling trend: a surge in dogs diagnosed with a devastating heart disease who had eaten a certain diet.
FDA Identifies Dog Food Brands Associated With Canine Heart DiseaseThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified more than a dozen brands of pet food it says are most frequently connected to a spike in reported cases of heart disease in dogs.