FDA adopts new Monkeypox vaccine policy to stretch supplies

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a new policy for administering the monkeypox vaccine that would use one-fifth of the normal dose. The continued spread of the virus is outstripping the availability of the current vaccine supply, the agency said. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

US declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency – Tampa Bay Now

WASHINGTON (CBS News) — The Biden administration is declaring a public health emergency for the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, which now counts more infections from the virus than any other country in the world. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced the decision at a briefing with top public health officials Thursday. … Read more

FDA temporarily suspends order banning sales of Juul

(The Hill) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that it has temporarily suspended its ban on the sale of popular e-cigarette maker Juul. “On July 5, 2022, the FDA administratively suspended the marketing denial order,” the agency’s Tobacco Division said. wrote in a tweet. “The agency has determined that there are … Read more

Where to get your toddler vaccinated against COVID-19 in Miami

After a months-long bureaucratic delay that blocked the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for young children, injections are now available. On June 17, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months to 5 years of age and the Moderna vaccine for children 6 months … Read more

FDA panel recommends updating COVID-19 vaccine as virus evolves

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Vaccines targeting new variants of COVID-19 are expected to arrive this fall after an advisory committee voted to recommend the vaccine update. The FDA’s advisory committee said COVID-19 vaccines should be updated to protect people from the evolving virus. “With vaccine effectiveness declining and risks confluence this fall, we need to act,” … Read more

Court temporarily blocks FDA ban on sale of Juul e-cigarettes

(The Hill) – A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked the Food and Drug Administration’s order banning the sale of Juul e-cigarettes, granting the company a stay while the court hears further arguments . The United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit granted Juul is asking to stay the order until the … Read more

US panel recommends Covid vaccines for younger children

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are both based on messenger RNA technology, which delivers the genetic code for the coronavirus spike protein to human cells A panel of experts convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday unanimously recommended Covid-19 vaccines for children under five, the last age group awaiting vaccination in most … Read more

fda: US FDA advisers move closer to Covid-19 injections for children under 5

The Covid-19 shots for American infants, toddlers and preschoolers came closer on Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration’s outside vaccine advisers approved both Moderna shots for the little ones. The panel is expected to vote later Wednesday on whether to recommend Pfizer’s three-shot series for these youngsters as well. Outside experts voted unanimously that the … Read more

Jif peanut butter product recall: FDA urges customers to recheck jars for contamination

JM Smucker Co., owner of Jif Peanut Butter, is recalling several of its most popular products for potential salmonella contamination, the company announced Friday. Jif’s creamy, crunchy, natural, on-the-go peanut butter products have so far been linked to salmonella in 12 states, following an outbreak linked to a manufacturing plant in Lexington, Kentucky. The Food … Read more

Baby formula is in short supply at Salt Lake City supermarket due to national shortage

Footage from Salt Lake City, Utah showed nearly empty supermarket shelves of baby formula as the FDA worked to address a nationwide shortage of the staple. A video posted to Instagram by the Utahzolanos group shows empty shelves at a Walmart store in Salt Lake City on May 15, they told Storyful. On Monday, the … Read more