FDA Strengthens Safety Requirements and Updates Study Results for Breast Implants

FDA adds restrictions and approves new labeling for all approved breast implants Today, the FDA took several new actions to strengthen breast implant risk communication and help those who are considering breast implants make informed decisions. First, the agency issued orders restricting the sale and distribution of breast implants to help ensure that patients considering breast implants are provided with…

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NASA to Host Briefing to Reveal New Findings from Jupiter’s Atmosphere

  NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 28, to discuss the latest results from the agency’s Juno spacecraft. The science team will reveal new findings that provide the first 3D look at how the planet’s roiling atmosphere operates underneath the top layers of clouds, and how these revelations offer insight into the atmospheres…

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New Orbital Destination Opens Up Space For Business And Travel, Creating New Ecosystem

New Orbital Destination Opens Up Space For Business And Travel, Creating New Ecosystem Blue Origin and Sierra Space today announced plans for Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. The station will open the next chapter of human space exploration and development by facilitating the growth of a vibrant ecosystem and…

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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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NASA Commits $28 Million to Underfunded US Jurisdictions

NASA has awarded $28 million to fund the next five years of research infrastructure development across 28 jurisdictions. The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), a part of NASA’s Office of Stem Engagement and based out of the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, supports science and technology research and development at colleges and universities while also funding studies…

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NASA Completes Mega-Moon Rocket Stacking, Invites Media to Learn More

NASA has completed stacking of the agency’s mega-Moon rocket and spacecraft that will launch the next generation of deep space operations, including Artemis missions on and around the Moon. Engineers and technicians successfully secured the Orion spacecraft atop the fully assembled Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida just before midnight Oct. 21. NASA…

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Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts

  NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the third crew rotation mission with astronauts on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and the fourth flight with astronauts, including the Demo-2 test flight, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.  …

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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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