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US FDA clears Pfizer's Covid-19 booster shot for 12- to 15-year-olds

Laboratory tests have shown that two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines generate low immune responses against Omicron, while boosters appear to be protective against the highly-mutated variant.
Published on Jan 03, 2022 08:28 PM IST

In a first, US approves AstraZeneca antibody for cases reacting badly to vaccine

The logo for AstraZeneca is seen outside its North America headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US. 
Published on Dec 09, 2021 07:42 AM IST

Pfizer, Moderna booster shots cleared for all US adults. Final hurdle remains

US regulators have opened up Covid-19 booster shots to all and more adults on Friday. 
Published on Nov 19, 2021 07:33 PM IST

FDA promises quick review of Pfizer booster for all adults, CDC meets Friday

US President Joe Biden's administration in August announced plans to roll out booster doses for all adults in September.
Published on Nov 17, 2021 07:41 AM IST

Moderna loses over $7bn in market value after FDA setback on teen Covid-19 shots

Moderna Inc's stock fell 5.1% to $327.79 at 12 pm in New York.
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 12:01 AM IST

US FDA approves Moderna, J&J booster shots; says yes to vaccine mixing

A vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccine clinic in Salt Lake City, USA. 
Published on Oct 21, 2021 07:43 AM IST

AMA calls for 'immediate end' to ivermectin use in Covid treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration warned Americans against taking ivermectin as a treatment or prevention for Covid-19.
Published on Sep 02, 2021 09:23 PM IST

Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine may get full approval in US next week

A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 08:55 AM IST

US FDA narrows patient group for Biogen’s Alzheimer's drug after sharp criticism

US FDA approved new prescribing instructions for the controversial Alzheimer's drug that is likely to limit the use of the expensive therapy.
Published on Jul 08, 2021 08:59 PM IST

‘People are desperate’: FDA-approved Alzheimer's drug causes worry for doctors

Aduhelm is the first Alzheimer's medication in nearly 20 years and has been granted conditional approval by the FDA.
Published on Jun 27, 2021 09:47 PM IST

News updates from HT: Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown till June 21

Tamil Nadu on Friday extended the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) lockdown till June 21 on Friday but allowed a few concessions in a few districts following a drop in the number of positive cases in the state. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2021 08:55 PM IST

FDA urges users to throw Innova rapid Covid test in trash, or return to company

Innova Medical Group has recalled their unauthorised rapid Covid test and the FDA has classified it as a Class I recall.
Published on Jun 11, 2021 08:44 PM IST

News updates from HT: Supreme Court to close proceedings against Italian Marines

Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that Italy, and not India, has jurisdiction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
Published on Jun 11, 2021 12:55 PM IST

US FDA approves obesity drug Wegovy: Safety, efficacy and side effects

Wegovy is the first approved drug since 2014 for chronic weight management in adults with general obesity or overweight.
Published on Jun 05, 2021 07:56 PM IST

US clears Moderna vaccine for Covid-19, 2nd shot in arsenal

The move marks the world’s first authorization for Moderna’s shots
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 06:25 AM IST

A weapon to ‘win the war’: US hospitals get initial Covid-19 shots

A pharmacy staff member unpacks a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the University Of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, US on Monday.
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 12:05 AM IST

Explainer: How much Covid-19 vaccine will be shipped in US

For now, only Pfizer’s vaccine, which the Food and Drug Administration greenlit Friday, is being shipped.
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 09:58 PM IST

US closer to Covid-19 vaccine as cases surge again

Prabhakara Atreya, acting designated federal officer of Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), attends a virtual public meeting of the US Food and Drug Administration in Tiskilwa, Illinois, US on December 10.
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 06:44 PM IST

US FDA panel to discuss emergency use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow

The agency typically follows the recommendations of its advisory panels but is not required to do so.
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 10:35 PM IST

‘Quite frankly shocking’: US virus deaths hit record levels

Virtually every state is reporting surges just as a vaccine appears days away from getting the go-ahead in the US.
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 11:19 PM IST

Pfizer and BioNTech to seek emergency Covid-19 vaccine approval in US Friday

The BioNTech/Pfizer shot and another one being developed by US firm Moderna have taken the lead in the global chase for a vaccine against the coronavirus disease.
Published on Nov 20, 2020 08:01 AM IST

US okays self-testing kit for detecting Covid-19

Lucira Health’s rapid-result All-In-One Test Kit is self-administered and provide results at home in 30 minutes or less.
Published on Nov 19, 2020 02:49 AM IST

Pfizer modifies protocol for virus vaccine study to include more young participants

Trial kits for Pfizer coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination study at the Research Centers of America, in Hollywood, Florida (REUTERS/Marco Bello)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 10:17 AM IST

Donald Trump hints at vaccine ‘surprise’ as Joe Biden demands transparency

US president Donald Trump during a news conference on the North Portico of the White House in Washington.
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 06:51 AM IST

US announces emergency authorization of plasma treatment against Covid-19

US president Donald Trump holds a news conference about the latest coronavirus disease (Covid-19) developments in Washington, US on August 23, 2020.
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 05:30 AM IST

Modern Dairy products inspected for quality by FDA

FDA officials said the food items sold at Modern Dairy violated the norms prescribed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and is a serious threat to the public.
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 07:57 PM IST

Punjab man shoots officer dead over 10-year-old matter, kills himself later

File photo of Neha Shoree
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 10:26 AM IST

Pune-based FDA Inspector among 17 dead in Arpit Palace hotel fire

A view of charred remains on the rooftop after a massive fire broke out at Hotel Arpit Palace, Karol Bagh in New Delhi on Tuesday, February 12.
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 04:23 PM IST

Food And Drug Administration, Pune shuts down three eateries in Camp

The FDA officials raided Garden Vada Pav and two other eateries in Camp on Saturday for operating without a proper Food Safety and Standards Authority of India licence.
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 04:11 PM IST
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