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.
FDA: 17 Dietary Supplement Sellers Warned To Stop Sale Of Illegal, 'Misbranded' Alzheimer's TreatmentsAmericans spend billions of dollars on dietary supplements that promise to treat, or stave off incurable memory destroying diseases like Azheimer's and dementia, but dozens of those products are being sold and marketed illegally, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
California Supreme Court Exposes Drug Makers to Additional LiabilityCalifornia's high court ruled Thursday that pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for warning labels on generic versions of drugs they once made even after they've stopped manufacturing them.
San Francisco Tofu Maker Agrees To Stop Operating Unsanitary Facility; Pigeons And Insects CitedThe owners of a San Francisco tofu company agreed in a consent decree filed in federal court Tuesday to cease operations until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determines the company is selling clean and sanitary food.
Peaches, Nectarines, Plums Recalled from Costco, Trader Joe's After Listeria Bacteria Discovered A California fruit packing company announced a recall for some of it’s peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots after the some of the products tested positive for listeria, a potentially dangerous food-borne bacterium.
Santa Clara Whistleblower Sues Newark Stem Cell Company That Fired HimA Santa Clara County man has filed a lawsuit claiming that a Newark-based stem cell company fired him for complaining that manufacturing practices put patients' lives at risk.
Google Teams Up With Swiss Firm To Develop Smart Contact Lens For Diabetics, Visually ImpairedGoogle takes a giant step forward in bringing its smart contact lens technology to the masses by partnering with a Swiss pharmaceutical company that plans to use the lens to improve vision and monitor health conditions.
Rep. Speier Proposes SMOKE Act; Would Help Keep E-Cigs Out Of Kids HandsCongresswoman Jackie Speier announced new proposed legislation regulating electronic cigarettes Friday, which aims to curb their marketing towards children.