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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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Living Minute Series – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

South Florida PBS’ Health Channel is highlighting innovations in Breast Cancer in its Living Minute Series, featuring clinical advances that may soon translate into improved care, cutting-edge technology and treatments that are fueling progress. The Living Minute series consists of one-minute daily reports infused with health and hope covering a range of topics. Reports air on South Florida PBS’ channels, WPBT, WXEL and Health Channel and are shared on social media @AllHealthGo and digital platforms (www.livingminute.tv.) Every…

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FDA Permits Marketing of E-Cigarette Products, Marking First Authorization of Its Kind by the Agency

Agency Also Denies Applications for Flavored Products for Failing to Demonstrate that Marketing of These Products Would Be Appropriate for the Protection of Public Health Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has authorized the marketing of three new tobacco products, marking the first set of electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products ever to be authorized by the FDA through…

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The Best Trans-Friendly Laser Hair Removal Of 2021 Is At Seattle Plastic Surgery

Laser hair removal can sometimes require treating sensitive areas and some understandable apprehension. Considering that Brazilian laser hair removal procedures are among the most popular, it explains why this nearly painless and quick treatment can cause distress. This stress is only heightened for transgender patients who may experience dysphoria surrounding their bodies and unwanted body hair. Laser hair removal often aids…

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FDA Approves Innovative Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Congenital Athymia

  Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rethymic for the treatment of pediatric patients with congenital athymia, a rare immune disorder. Rethymic is the first thymus tissue product approved in the U.S. “Today’s action marks the first FDA approval of a therapy to treat this very rare and devastating disease in children,” said Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director…

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FDA Issues Final Order and Guidance on Surgical Staplers and Staples for Internal Use

New Class II designation for surgical staplers increases safety with stronger FDA review, oversight Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced several actions related to surgical stapler and staple regulation and safety. “At the heart of our public health mission is protecting the public by regulating medical devices to ensure they are safe to use,” said William Maisel, M.D.,…

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Older LGBTQ Adults Lack Access to Healthcare, Financial Security and Caregiving

Older LGBTQ Adults Lack Access to Healthcare, Financial Security and Caregiving LGBTQ older adults across Illinois are struggling to get the healthcare, financial security and caregiving support they desperately need, according to a new report from AARP Illinois and SAGE released today. The disparities, outlined in a first-of-its-kind report commissioned to help LGBTQ older adults to be seen and to be counted, demonstrate…

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FDA Revises Hospital and Health System Compounding Guidance to Help Preserve Patient Access to Compounded Drugs

Statement From:Donald D. Ashley, J.D. Director – Office of Compliance Compounded drugs can serve an important role for patients whose medical needs cannot be met by an FDA-approved drug. The FDA is continuing our efforts to help preserve access to compounded drugs for patients who have a medical need for them. We understand that compounded drugs can serve an important…

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