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Food and Drug Administration: Agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services
The United States Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products.

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FDA Calls for Fall COVID Boosters To Target Omicron Subvariants [Video]

FDA Calls for Fall COVID Boosters To Target Omicron Subvariants

FDA Calls for Fall COVID Boosters , To Target Omicron Subvariants. NBC News reports that on June 30, the Food and Drug Administration asked vaccine makers to modify upcoming booster shots to target..

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Pfizer Says Updated COVID-19 Shot Effective Against Omicron [Video]

Pfizer Says Updated COVID-19 Shot Effective Against Omicron

Pfizer Says Updated COVID-19 Shot , Effective Against Omicron. NBC News reports Pfizer announced on June 25 that its updated coronavirus vaccine better targets the omicron variant. Experts say..

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FDA To Pull Juul E-Cigarettes off US Market [Video]

FDA To Pull Juul E-Cigarettes off US Market

FDA To Pull Juul E-Cigarettes , off US Market. Fox News and other outlets report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is gearing up to order Juul Labs Inc. to remove its e-cigarettes from..

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FDA Panel Endorses COVID Vaccines for Children Under 5 [Video]

FDA Panel Endorses COVID Vaccines for Children Under 5

FDA Panel , Endorses COVID Vaccines, for Children Under 5. On June 15, an advisory panel to the United States Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend two COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 5..

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Pfizer's COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5 Moves Closer to FDA Approval [Video]

Pfizer's COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5 Moves Closer to FDA Approval

Pfizer's COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5 , Moves Closer to FDA Approval . Pfizer announced on June 1 that its application to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the vaccine was..

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FDA Warns Viral Avocado Hack Could Make You Sick [Video]

FDA Warns Viral Avocado Hack Could Make You Sick

FDA Warns Viral Avocado Hack , Could Make You Sick. Fox News reports a recent viral kitchen hack intended to keep avocados fresh for increased periods of time could make you sick. The hack..

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Outbreak of Hepatitis A Leads to Strawberry Recall [Video]

Outbreak of Hepatitis A Leads to Strawberry Recall

Outbreak of Hepatitis A, Leads to Strawberry Recall. NBC News reports that strawberries are being recalled after over two dozen confirmed cases of hepatitis A in the United States and Canada. NBC..

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Pfizer’s 3-Dose Vaccine 80% Effective Against Omicron Infection for Youngest Children [Video]

Pfizer’s 3-Dose Vaccine 80% Effective Against Omicron Infection for Youngest Children

Pfizer’s 3-Dose Vaccine , 80% Effective Against Omicron, Infection for Youngest Children. ABC News reports new data shows Pfizer's 3-dose vaccine is 80% effective against omicron infections in..

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CDC Signs Off on COVID Vaccine Boosters for Kids Ages 5–11 [Video]

CDC Signs Off on COVID Vaccine Boosters for Kids Ages 5–11

CDC Signs Off on COVID Vaccine Boosters , for Kids Ages 5–11. CNN reports that on May 19, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)... . ... voted in support of recommending an..

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Biden Invokes Defense Powers to Address Baby Formula Shortage [Video]

Biden Invokes Defense Powers to Address Baby Formula Shortage

Biden Invokes Defense Powers , to Address Baby Formula Shortage. President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act on May 18. “Operation Fly Formula” will make use of planes owned by the..

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Biden Admin Opens Up Another Round of Free At-Home COVID Tests Delivered by USPS [Video]

Biden Admin Opens Up Another Round of Free At-Home COVID Tests Delivered by USPS

Biden Admin Opens Up Another Round , of Free At-Home COVID Tests , Delivered by USPS. The White House announced the new round of available tests on May 17. The Biden administration has made up to 16..

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Pfizer’s COVID Booster Shot for 5 to 11 Year Olds Authorized by FDA [Video]

Pfizer’s COVID Booster Shot for 5 to 11 Year Olds Authorized by FDA

Pfizer’s COVID Booster Shot , for 5 to 11 Year Olds, Authorized by FDA. NBC News reports on May 17, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... … announced it had authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's..

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Increased Number of COVID-19 Deaths Among Vaccinated Americans [Video]

Increased Number of COVID-19 Deaths Among Vaccinated Americans

Increased Number of COVID-19 Deaths , Among Vaccinated Americans. CNN reports as COVID-19 vaccines became available, there has been a stark divide in deaths between those who received a vaccine and..

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FDA Limits Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization [Video]

FDA Limits Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization

FDA Limits , Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine , Emergency Use Authorization. CNN reports that on May 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... . ... announced the company's vaccine..

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