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U.S. CDC Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine as a Booster

Johnson & Johnson (the Company) (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), has recommended its COVID-19 vaccine as a booster for all eligible individuals who receive an authorized COVID-19 vaccine. “Today’s recommendation supports the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as a booster for eligible…

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Topgolf Tees Off Construction Of New Venue Serving Durham & Raleigh

Topgolf to be part of major development as it prepares to open third venue in North Carolina Topgolf Entertainment Group, a global sports and entertainment company, announced today it has officially kicked off development efforts for a new venue to serve all communities of the Durham and Raleigh areas in North Carolina. Construction on the new, three-level, 102-bay venue is underway and is projected to…

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DoorDash Partners with America’s Top Diverse Business Organizations

The Partnership Aims to Promote Diverse Businesses and Economic Development Across the Country  DoorDash, one of the nation’s leading last-mile logistics platform, has partnered with The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the United States Black Chamber of Commerce (USBCC), and the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE)…

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Wages, Employment Prospects Improving for Black Workers, According to LISEP

Low-income earners post biggest gains in Ludwig Institute’s wage and employment report More Black workers moved out of the ranks of the “functionally unemployed” and into living-wage jobs for the month of September, with significant wage gains across the board for the third quarter of 2021, according to an analysis by the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity (LISEP), resulting…

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FDA Permits Marketing of New Oral Tobacco Products through Premarket Tobacco Product Application Pathway

Photo by Ivan Samkov from Pexels Data Show Youth, Non-Smokers, and Former Smokers Are Unlikely to Initiate or Reinitiate Tobacco Use with These Products Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has authorized the marketing of four new oral tobacco products manufactured by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC under the brand name of Verve. Based on the FDA’s comprehensive review…

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FDA Issues Landmark Proposal to Improve Access to Hearing Aid Technology for Millions of Americans

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Proposed Rule Would Establish New Category of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a landmark proposal intended to improve access to and reduce the cost of hearing aid technology for millions of Americans. The agency proposed a rule to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. When finalized, the rule would allow hearing aids…

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FDA Approves Cyltezo, the First Interchangeable Biosimilar to Humira

  Second Interchangeable Biosimilar Product Approved by Agency The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first interchangeable biosimilar product to treat certain inflammatory diseases. Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm), originally approved in August 2017, is both biosimilar to, and interchangeable with (may be substituted for),  its reference product Humira (adalimumab) for Cyltezo’s approved uses. Cyltezo is the second interchangeable biosimilar product approved…

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FDA to Hold Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss Merck and Ridgeback’s EUA Application for COVID-19 Oral Treatment

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing an upcoming meeting of its Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee (AMDAC) to discuss Merck and Ridgeback’s request for an emergency use authorization (EUA) for molnupiravir, an investigational antiviral drug to treat COVID-19. On Nov. 30, the advisory committee will meet to discuss the available data supporting the use of molnupiravir to treat…

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Is CBD Oil Really Effective? Studies Would Suggest So

  Is CBD Oil Really Effective? Studies Would Suggest So By Gayle Jacobson Many claims are made about CBD oil’s ability to relieve pain, anxiety, MS symptoms, colds, and arthritis. But does CBD oil really work? Is CBD oil able to treat the symptoms of many diseases, illnesses and injuries? We have investigated this issue and found evidence to support…

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To Improve Nutrition and Reduce the Burden of Disease, FDA Issues Guidance for Voluntarily Reducing Sodium in Processed and Packaged Foods

The following is attributed to Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D., and Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition A cornerstone of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s public health mission is to reduce the burden of chronic disease through improved nutrition. As a nation, we are facing a growing epidemic of…

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